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Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Patrick Ness, Nick Hern Books, BBC, Michelle Kass

Publish "Class - Season One" Screenplays by Patrick Ness

When you watch a film or TV series that you love, you are instantly drawn into the characters, dialogue and storyline. The acting, cinematography and most importantly - the writing - speaks to viewers and fans. Many screenwriters have started publishing their scripts into book formats for fans to read and Patrick Ness's screenplays would be a terrific addition to not only Doctor Who fans' bookshelves, but also any aspiring screenwriter. Class is a British science fiction drama programme, and a spin-off of the long-running programme Doctor Who. It was created and written by Patrick Ness, who also produced alongside Doctor Who showrunner and lead writer Steven Moffat, and Brian Minchin, who acted as producer on Doctor Whoand two of its previous spin-offs, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. The series of eight episodes premiered on BBC Three on 22 October 2016 and concluded on 3 December 2016. The story focuses on five of the students and staff at Coal Hill Academy, a longtime recurrent location of Doctor Who, who are tasked by the Doctor to deal with alien threats while trying to deal with their personal lives. The series received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its darker tone, writing, music, and acting. However, the series scored poor viewership figures for its broadcast on BBC One. In September 2017, BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh confirmed that the series was cancelled. For any fan of Ness, the Who franchise or an aspiring screenwriter, the chance to read "Class" from a screenwriting perspective would give readers the chance to fully understand how brilliant the writing on the show was.

Ted Ryan
14 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to BBC, chris chibnall

Change the Doctor back to a male

The Doctor is a well established male character. I feel that if the BBC want more female leads they should create new shows instead of breaking over 50 years of tradition in Doctor Who. People today don't have a lot of male heroes to look up to and the ones we do have are been replaced by females.  The past 50 years, The Doctor has been male. He has been the role model for many boys and the crush of many girls. Let me ask How was this a good idea? Girls who had a crush on him won't anymore and the Boys who wanted to be him won't anymore.  The biggest reason I believe this idea is terrible is because there is literally NO reason to change his gender apart from appeasing 3rd Wave Feminism. In the last few years, we've had 2 different cross gender regenerations, one of which was most hated (Missy/Master) as well as tge increase in 3rd wave feminism. It seems they are trying to turn every Timelord female and that's what is pissing most of us off.  If you still don't see the problem, take any character that you view of either as a Role Model of the same sex or a character crush of yours. Now, imagine they changed their gender for no reason. It's like turning James Bond female to say that "Woman can be secret agents too" or turning Goku female to say "Woman can have super sayan powers to". This kind of thing has happened before in the past. In the 1950's & 1960's, Superhero Comics became Big. Many of which were male hero's. The 2nd wave of Feminism at the time pushed to add more female characters. So what did they do? Instead of making a whole new female character, we got Batgirl, Superwoman, SheHulk and many more ripoffs of original heros. There is no point in making female versions of male characters to appeal to girls. It would be more professional to just make new characters all together.  What makes this instant with Doctor Who worse is that they are changing the gender of the protagonist. Not making another Female Timelord, just taking one of the only male ones left an turning him female. I'm sorry, but that is just wrong. You wouldn't turn Spongebob into a female to get girl viewers or turn Barbie to a man to get Boy fans. This is just unnecessary for the show, marketing and the plot. The other two gender changes still haven't been explained and that is a problem if you keep doing things to your show with no explanation, you will lose your audience. This isn't any ground-breaking moment in history for womens rights, it's taking something from men and giving it to women. And I also must point out that no one is sexist for saying this. Saying that you don't want a male character turn female is just saying that this is to big of a change for Doctor Who. And to all who like this idea, I dare you to give me one good reason for them to have made this decision. Let me disprove some first; "It should be about time a woman gets the spotlight"-25/57 of all Doctor Who companions have been Female. I really don't get how they didn't have a spotlight already. "The Doctor has had enough male lives"-So does that mean I must change my gender because I've been a man long enough? "It's Equality for the sexes"-Changing someones gender to female doesn't make it equal, it is just a publicity stunt. You wouldn't do that to female characters and turn them Male, would you? "Why Not?"-Because there is literally no reason to change the protagonists gender. Also people are saying because we don't like the new doctor is because we are sexist and they be rude to us for just giving our opinion when we are not being rude . I also have learned that they didn't look for a male actor for the role of the 13th doctor and just looked for female and I feel that didn't even give the chance for a male actor to take the role and that is not right. Lastly we as fans are worried because the last few series have had low rating and they should got the rating back up before trying anything different  and when this doesn't work we don't want our favourite show to be cancelled because the BBC ruined another tv show we liked years ago called top gear.

jamie ferguson
125 supporters