Doctor Who is now in a similar position. The concept of a female Doctor worked on paper, but the execution in terms of story and chemistry with the cast has failed. A female Doctor might have worked if they perhaps went more like how Sarah Connor was in T2, all action or Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (Alien 2).
Quote:But they didn't. Then they give us this whackadoo story about the Doc always being a woman and retconning the core concepts. THAT is where fans of both original run, and relaunch era Doc 9 to 12 can say they have been traumatized. Not because Doc is female now but because of the stories.
Yes, because the Doctor is female.
The very SECOND Jodie was revealed as the new Doctor, fans began packing their cases and booking tickets on the first train out of town. That was it. They were done.
Within minutes of the reveal, my phone started ringing, and receiving texts. And when I got home later that evening my E-Mail inbox was flooded with mail, a good deal of which was negative. That was confirmed to me as I watched social media over the next few months.
Doctor Who was dead before we'd seen one single solitary clip of Jodie in 'action'.
The same result could very well happen to next 007, as James Bond by by, and female 007 now!