Later this year, the BBC’S hit television series Doctor Who marks its 60th anniversary. It is undeniable that the last few years of the series’ programming have delivered less-than-memorable morsels of television history than its predecessors.
The BBC rebooted Doctor Who in the year of our Good Lord, 2005. This was some years removed from a lengthy absence of the series from UK television screens.
The lead role of “the doctor” in 2005 was donned by David Tennant – whom many feel, and rightfully so, is the most beloved Doctor Who persona throughout the series’ entire history. Of course, this isn’t everyone’s opinion, and everyone is entitled to their own when it comes to whom they prefer in certain television roles. There are some who will argue, of the modern era Doctor Who, that Matt Smith was its greatest incarnation.
One considerable reason for the success of the David Tenant Doctor Who years (2005-2010), is due to the fact that colorful and wacky show runner, Russell T. Davis was calling the shots (not as in directing the shots, but hopefully you get the gist). In 2010, Russell T. Davis was, to the dismay of many, replaced as show runner by the rather morose, Stephen Moffat. Moffat undeniably allowed his inner darkness to seep into the Doctor Who product – hence its much darker, more morbid storylines, sets, costumes, and characters. Although in 2017, Moffat exited the series as show runner and handed the reigns to Chris Chibnall. Chibnall, although slightly more light-hearted and cheerful than Moffat, did not have the playfulness of Davis. For those who were, and still are fans of the Russell T. Davis Doctor Who, they will recall the series being filled with color, gags, pratfalls, and good-old family-oriented entertainment. And for those who might not be aware, Russell T. Davis has been brought back to the BBC Doctor Who production line. He has and will oversee this year’s Doctor Who relaunch, beginning November 2023. Production on the final Chris Chibnall Doctor Who wrapped last October, which witnessed the ending of the Ms. Doctor Who era as “she” regenerated back to the Mr. Doctor Who / David Tennant.
Speculation is now abound – Did the BBC realize that placing a female actress in the role of “the doctor” – a male character for over fifty years, in an attempt to satisfy the social dilemma – was a huge blunder?
Show business is referred to as “show” and “business”. Rest assured, and zero speculation here, that when you see a sudden change or “recasting”, such as with the Doctor Who series, that there is always a very truthful financial and ratings reason behind it.
If a television series’ ratings and social media analytics are not good, big wigs (producers) at the top of the food chain say, “it’s time to cut the fat”. Of course, most media outlets hardly, if ever report on the true cold hard facts – unlike we do. With first-hand experience within the world of television and motion pictures production we never pull punches. We duke them out with a sting of truth followed by a large dose of reality. But that’s what we do. We love our fans and want to make certain that they are both informed and entertained.
So, what’s going on with Doctor Who moving forward beyond the regenerated David Tennant to the returning Russell T. Davis Doctor Who series’ production?
By now, fans of the Doctor Who series will know, and sadly, that David Tennant will not be reprising his lead role of “the doctor” for a lengthy period. Tennant’s contributions to the series and its new-returning
show-runner, Russell T. Davis, will expand a mere three specials. Thereafter, it has been announced that actor, Ncuti Gatwa will be taking over the role of “the doctor”.
History has certainly been made (again) with Gatwa’s portrayal of “the doctor” for one obvious reason. Gatwa is the first actor of color to play the role since the series inception in the year of our Good Lord, 1963. But Gatwa’s shocking “inclusion” within the Doctor Who universe doesn’t end there…
For any true Doctor Who fan – some of whom began watching the series as children during the 1960’s – perhaps the most recent portrayal (a female actress) might not be as shocking and agenda-driven as Gatwa’s involvement with the series. This isn’t due to the color of Gatwa’s skin, but rather his hypothesized sexual orientation.
Hot-on-the-heels of perhaps one of the UK’S roughest moral dilemma years in recent history following atrocious news that school’s are forced to teach children about homosexuality, could it be that the BBC’S decision to hire Gatwa to play the role of “the doctor” occurred because Gatwa is a homosexual? Gatwa has never publicly stated that he is, however, many speculate that by appearance and suggestions alone that he is.
Whatever Gatwa’s sexual orientation is, is of no concern for the character of “the doctor” – unless producers and the BBC decide to bleed reality with fantasy and somehow make “the doctor” gay in the upcoming series.
If reality dictates anything is that embedding social agendas within entertainment steals creative storytelling and ends up becoming nothing more than a radical televised ad campaign – not one that teaches anything wholesome and worthwhile – but one that screams bloody murder concerning agendas in an arena where there is emphatically no need.
Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson have been pictured filming their first Christmas Special in Newport, Wales!— Whovian Fanbase (@whovian_fanbase) February 15, 2023
Ncuti can also be seen wearing a new outfit for The Fifteenth Doctor! 🎬✨
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