1. Sylvester McCoy doesn’t want female Doctor on ‘Doctor Who’

Sylvester McCoy doesn’t want female Doctor on ‘Doctor Who’

Former "Doctor Who" star Sylvester McCoy has brushed off suggestions that The Doctor could be played by a woman.

By: | Published: July 26, 2015 12:45 AM

Former “Doctor Who” star Sylvester McCoy has brushed off suggestions that The Doctor could be played by a woman.

The 71-year-old actor played the Seventh Doctor between 1987 and 1989. His incarnation of The Doctor died in 1996 film “Doctor Who: The Movie”, and the Eighth Doctor was played by Paul McGann, reported Daily Mirror.

“I’m a feminist and recognise there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line?” McCoy said.

“A Mr Marple instead of Miss Marple? A Tarzanette? I’m sorry, but no – Doctor Who is a male character, just like James Bond. If they changed it to be politically correct then it would ruin the dynamics between the doctor and the assistant, which is a popular part of the show.

“I support feminism, but I’m not convinced by the cultural need of a female Doctor Who.”

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