Newswire: Former Doctor Who star Peter Davison wants a male Doctor, female spinoff

Much as the media is obsessed with asking young actresses about their stance on feminism, the latest trend in Doctor Who reporting is to ask former cast members whether they think the show’s central Time Lord should be played by a woman. Although it’s been established on the show that Time Lords can change gender when they regenerate into new forms, so far all 12 incarnations of the central character have been played by men. According to former Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, that might not be such a bad thing.

In an interview with ABC Australia, Davison explains, “This is very much down to personal opinion. Personally…I have trouble with the idea of a female Doctor, only because I reckon if you’re born on Gallifrey a man, you’re probably a male Time Lord.” Although Davison has no creative control over the show (and showrunner Steven …

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