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doctor who

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Petition to BBC, chris chibnall

Stop making Doctor Who a SJW/PC Show

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 People today don't have a lot of male heroes to look up to and the ones we do have have been replaced by women.  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? 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 the 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".  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 is turning  to a women . 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 women's 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. So 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. I must also point out that I watched the Sarah jane adventures when i came home from school and i like a tv show called charmed which has three women as the leads so i do like tv shows with a female lead so it isn't that I don't like women in a lead position the show always had female leads. 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. I will still be watching doctor who because i am still a fan of the show but if the show goes on about how men are stupid or women are better than men I will stop watching.  

jamie ferguson
419 supporters
Started 2 months 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
39 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Big Finish

Doctor Who spin-off 'Class' Audio Dramas

'Class', the spin-off of 'Doctor Who' released in 2016, was sadly cancelled after only 8 episodes. However, myself and many others think that it still has many more stories to tell (especially since it ended with a cliffhanger). Big Finish have made hundreds of audio dramas for 'Doctor Who' and another one of its spin-offs 'Torchwood', so it would be the perfect way to give Class the continuation it deserves.  For those who have not seen it, 'Class' is a YA sci-fi drama set in Coal Hill academy, where there is a tear in space and time due to excessive time travel in the area (blame the Doctor). It's up to a group of 4 human students, their friend (a gay alien prince), and their physics teacher (morally ambiguous alien freedom-fighter-turned-slave). The cast is hugely diverse: there is a black girl who is super intelligent and skipped two school years; a sikh boy who talks about his religion, and loses a leg in the first episode and has to get used to using a prosthetic, and a gay Polish character (in a relationship with aforementioned gay alien prince) who deals with homophobia, but that isn't his entire character. There are also three strong and complex female main characters. However, 'Class' wasn't very well received, as it was poorly advertised, and originally it only aired online on BBC 3. It then aired on BBC One, but at an inaccessible time slot of 10:45pm on a Monday. It was shown on BBC America in April, and gained quite a lot of views, but clearly not enough for the BBC to think it was worthwhile renewing. I believe that if 'Class' was better advertised, it would be a lot more popular, and Big Finish would be a great way to introduce it to the already existing audio drama audience. The TV show was written by young adult author Patrick Ness, but unfortunately he has said he will not be writing any more for 'Class', which means that Big Finish would have to find their own writer(s). However, as Big Finish writer James Goss wrote a tie-in novel for 'Class', this should not be a problem, and I'm sure there would be other writers willing to work on it as well.

Rosie Vernon
357 supporters