“And I thought, ‘well she’s really good. It’s just a shame she’s so wee and dumpy…When she was about to come through to the auditions I nipped out for a minute and I saw Karen walking on the corridor towards me and I realized she was 5’11, slim and gorgeous and I thought ‘Oh, oh that’ll probably work’.” - Doctor Who Confidential, All About the Girl
We recently talked on this blog about why the thought of Steven Moffat writing a female doctor makes so many women uncomfortable. This is a pretty good masterpost of many of the problematic, questionable, and downright offensive Moffat has said about women if you are new to the controversy surrounding his time as head writer.
There is definitely more than this out there, but this is covers a lot of why Moffat is the worst.
UGH MOFFAT. Yeah, I wouldn’t really trust him with a female Doctor. I don’t trust him with THIS Doctor.
I traveled across the world, from the ruins of New York to the fusion mills of China. Right across the radiation pits of Europe. But if Martha Jones became a legend, then that’s wrong because my name isn’t important. There’s someone else. The man who sent me out there, the man who told me to walk the earth. And his name is The Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times and you never even knew he was there. He never stops, he never stays, he never asks to be thanked. But I’ve seen him, I know him. I love him. And I know what he can do.
Doctor Who Racebending: Ukweli Roach as Eleven: He has Eleven’s sense of bafflement and wonder down pat, and has already played an old man in a young man’s body (see: Eternal Law) Sophie Okenodo as River: As we saw in The Beast Below, she is badass and knows her way around a gun. Antonia Thomas as Amy: Tough, smart, and (let’s face it) beautiful. Richard Ayoade as Rory: Stop picturing him as Moss for a second, and you’ll realise he can do adorkable very well Lenny Henry as Nine: Contrary to popular belief, he can act. The Independent said of his Othello: “The frenzy within his imagination explodes into rage and, finally, wretchedness.” Oh, he’d have made a brilliant Nine. Paterson Joseph as Ten: He can do both drama and comedy, and is mega-charismatic Nina Toussaint-White as Rose: Remember her as Mels? Oh god, she’d be a perfect Rose. Meera Syal as Donna: Another fine actress known mostly for comedy. Remember her as Nasreen? She’d be great. Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Master: Ejiofor in Serenity was BRILLIANT, one of my favourite villains of all time, he was so good. Basically he should play every villain ever. Michael Obiora as Jack: He was Billy Shipton in Blink- the lovely, flirty Billy. Look! He’s got no shirt on! Art Malik as Wilf: Internationally famous, great actor. Marianne Jean-Baptiste: Anyone ever seen her in Secrets And Lies, Mike Leigh’s family drama? I just get the feeling she’d make a really good Jackie. Kehinde Fadipe as Sally: She was great in Misfits, vunerable and tough all at once. Daniel Kaluuya as Craig: Have you ever seen Black Mirror? Oh god he is a FABULOUS actor. He could do everything required of Craig, comedy and drama and everything. Angel Coulby as the TARDIS: She’d be brilliant, nuff said Gina Torres as Canton: Because she ought to be in EVERYTHING.
I would watch anything with Antonia Thomas and Richard Ayoade.
This is pretty amazing. Gina Torres would make a badass Canton! But, who would be Martha??