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Peter Davison, the fifth incarnation of The Doctor, weighs in on the debate over whether or not it is time for a female to play the beloved Time Lord character, The Doctor - and says "No"!

In a recent interview with ABC Australia, Davison says this :

"This is very much down to personal opinion...I have trouble with the idea of a female Doctor, only because I reckon if you're born on Gallifrey a man, you're probably a male Time Lord."

Noting that this could be controversial, Davison makes an excellent point about The Doctor's character and the importance of his companions.

"What you have with the modern Doctors is a slightly unsure, uncertain, troubled Doctor with a very strong female companion. It seems to me if you reverse that, if you have an uncertain, troubled, fallible female Doctor with a really strong male companion, you've got more of a stereotype than anything else."

Do you agree with Peter Davison's assessment of The Doctor and the future of the character?


Should The Doctor's next incarnation be a female?


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