Quote: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!
No, that wouldn't have worked either.
I don't subscribe to this idea that characters are 'infinitely flexible'.
There are good reasons why certain characters become popular. You can stretch them to a certain extent, but there are boundaries you should never cross.
I would have enjoyed seeing the adventures of the new Dr as a teenager, as someone whose thousands of years old, and yet everyone else sees as been a teen!