Quote:The Doctor is now female, and started life as a female, and an ethnically diverse female at that. There's no way in hell they're going to take ANYTHING away from a female, nor a minority.
Quote:This is canon now, and we're stuck with it.
Are we I wonder. What 'Timelord Victorious' shows us is the unspoken clash between Commercial forces and Ideology, the BBC via Chris Chibnall pursue ideology, the commercial arm of the BBC (and by then the public) represent commercial forces. To sell a massive retcon like The Timeless Children requires support, both public and internal, and while the BBC ideology may support the ideas put forth the fact that it is met with Public apathy and lamentable ratings means they have an inherent problem in selling it... because if the Public and media are not taking the bait and embracing the massive reveals and changes, and in fact have turned away from the series, then how do you imprint such profound alterations over well established and entrenched public awareness that the Public accept the Doctor as " A Renegade Timelord from Gallifrey"?
Apart from that being the well established public and marketing view of the character it is also bolstered by its simplicity, and ease to understand. He rebelled against his society and left to explore the universe. As the "Last Son of Krypton" explains Superman, so too does "Renegade Timelord from Gallifrey" explain the Doctor. And this is what the BBC are still selling - 'Timelord Victorious' being the evidence. Because "Renegade Timelord from Gallifrey" demands no real explanation, it is self-explanatory, and everybody out there understands what it means.
Come series 13 Chris Chibnall is all alone, with a series of choices he has already taken full responsibility for implementing, and a ratings trend no previous Producer or Doctor has ever suffered in their debut season, or even their second season, and a public who are utterly indifferent to your product. Your grand ideas, your Gamble with the series in order to bolster your own standing in the industry, has failed. Are you now going to pursue a new mythology that has already been met with public indifference and low audience response, and spend this new season in baffling and further boring the still fading audience with? Where is the sense in this.
What are you, and the BBC, going to do here....?
They could have gone for a mediating position, as in having the new Dr become a black Dr, but still male, but decided to gho all the way into diversity, and once that Rubicon has been crossed, can never go back!
This to me feels like when DC crashed doing their 52 universe, as people just wanted some change, but not brand new lois and Clark!