Fans of the hit British TV show Doctor Who already know that the main character, The Doctor, has always been played by a man. But in recent years, rumors have been circulating about the possibility of a female Doctor on the show. And now, Doctor Who exec Steven Moffat has publicly refused to rule out the idea of having a woman play the iconic role.
"[Attitudes to that idea] have been changing," he said at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. "It is a part of Time Lord lore that it can happen—a Time Lord could potentially turn into a woman. The more often it's talked about, the more likely it is to happen someday, I suppose."
But despite the idea that he is probably okay with having a woman play the Doctor, fans aren't nearly as excited about it, which might be the reason why it hasn't happened yet. Responding to rumors that Lara Pulver would play the first female Doctor, the actress dismissed the claim, saying, "the fans aren't keen on [the idea]."
As fans of the show, it's hard for us to imagine a woman playing the Doctor, considering that all 11 of them have been men so far, but it's also not too far-fetched, as there's a Doctor-Donna hybrid already out there. One more step and it could be Doctor Donna (except, you know, we'd all still just call her The Doctor).
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Posted by Jena
8/26/2012 4:31 PM