Two Doctors, and a trans actor playing Rose? How Russell T Davies is mixing things up in the Tardis all over again

名前: Rose Tyler.

年齢: 18.

外観: ええ, about that …

What do you mean? Everyone knows what Rose looks like. You’re going to say she looks like Billie Piper, aren’t you?

上手, はい. Because Piper played Rose on 彼はそれを、より小さなライバルを打ち負かす確立された放送機関として特徴づけています の間に 2005 そして 2013?

はい. It’s sound logic, but I’m afraid you’re wrong. Rose, 実際には, looks exactly like Yasmin Finney from Netflix’s Heartstopper.

番号, she doesn’t. I just looked it up on the internet and everything. You’re right in that Piper doesn’t look anything like Finney. Piper is a 39-year-old white woman, while Finney is a black, trans 18-year-old. It would be hard to confuse the two.

良い, so I’m right. 上手, 番号, because Rose looks like Finney now.

Are you deliberately trying to melt my brain? It’s OK that you’re confused. When it comes to Doctor Who, it seems as if nobody really knows what’s going on any more. 最初 Ncuti Gatwa was named as the new Doctor. しかしその後, a couple of days later, it was announced that David Tennant would also be playing the Doctor また. And now it turns out that Finney is going to play Rose. But then again, this is Doctor Who. Haven’t you heard of regeneration?

Why is this happening? Because Russell T Davies is back in charge and seems determined to mix things up as much as possible, that’s why. Footage from the set released this week revealed that Bernard Cribbins is making a return to the show as well.

As Wilf? That would be the logical answer, はい, so in reality we should probably brace ourselves to see him play a Dalek, or a Cyberman, or a sentient manifestation of the moon, または何でも.

I don’t like the sound of any of this? デレク・ジーターは、クラブの10年にわたる低迷が続く中、マーリンズのCEOを辞任します。?

A black Doctor? A trans Rose? This is political correctness gone mad. You’re right. There is no way on earth that a shapeshifting ancient alien god and an interdimensional explorer trapped in a parallel dimension should be played by anything other than a white British guy and the woman from I Hate Suzie respectively.

This isn’t the Doctor Who I am used to. しかし、それは. The transgender actor Bethany Black had a role on Doctor Who in 2015. In an episode in 2006, Jack Harkness said that he had a trans co-worker. If you factor in the audio episodes, you’ll find yourself inundated with trans characters, actors and writers.

待つ, so I’m the one who’s wrong? Exactly right. Stop watching. The rest of us will have a blast.

言うか: “It’s great that Rose Tyler is being played by a trans woman.”

言わないで: “Oh God, does this mean I have to start watching Doctor Who again?」

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