Doctor Who is a sci-fi show that has existed since 1963. The show features a humaniod alien from Gallifrey, who calls himself The Doctor. He travels through time and space in a machine called the TARDIS (time and relative dimension in space) with various companions. The TARDIS looks like a police box on the outside. However, it’s a lot bigger on the inside. When The Doctor, or any member of his species (the time lords) are about to die, they can regenerate. When they do, they get a new body.
This has allowed many actors to portray The Doctor over the years. In 2018, Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman to portray The Doctor. Most fans are happy with this choice. However, many fans are not happy with a woman playing the character.
“A woman being The Doctor will ruin the show,” one fan said.
Some people, such as Anita Akkad, complained that the show isn’t inclusive enough. “Over the years, Doctor Who had a variety of characters,” Anita wrote on her blog. “The show had black characters, gay characters, and alien characters. Doctor Who had many companions over the years. The latest companion, Bill Potts is my favourite. I don’t like her because she’s a strong character. I like Bill strictly because she’s a working class black lesbian. However, the show isn’t inclusive enough. White people have dominated the show.”
For all of you social justice warriors, I have good news. For the first time, The Doctor will have a companion named Alex. Kris Marshall was supposed play the role of Alex. However, Alex will be Arab, gender fluid, blind, and ze (a gender-neutral pronoun) will suffer from autism.
Update: Anita Akkad wrote the following on her blog right after I posted this article. “This not good enough. Companions are secondary characters on Doctor Who. So, that Alex is a companion shows how BBC feels about anybody who isn’t a straight, white, cisgender male.”
DISCLAIMER: This article is a work of satire.