Confirmed Chibnall and Whitaker Are Out

Confirmed Chibnall and Whitaker Are Out

I don’t know why I’m smiling, Doctor Who is still owned by the BBC.

Well, it has certainly been a wild toboggan ride on a rockslide down the side of Mount Everest for the Chinballs era Doctor.  But of course, the bottom was going to have to be reached eventually.  

They are both out at the end of this season.  While it has been rumored for a while, now it is confirmed.  After this season’s finale Special, (note, they aren’t saying Holiday Special, the Beeb won’t waste any special ratings night on this turd) they will both leave the show.

Doctor Who fans, take this small W and run happily around with it cheering for a bit.  You are entitled to it after everything these two talentless clods did to your childhood friend.

It won’t last.

As the Only Real Doctor Who just reminded us, this franchise is owned by the ne plus ultra of Wokeness, the British Broadcasting Corporation. The numbers are absolutely undefendable, they are an embarrassment to the Beeb.  However, Chinballs Who content was dead solid perfect so far as the BBC’s ruling satanic council of 9th Circle Demons are concerned.  They loved it!  It was everything they wanted Woke Doctor Who to be. Obnoxiously self-righteous and viscously yet boringly hectoring.  One of the most interesting and layered characters in the history of British science fiction was reduced to a cardboard cut-out that whined about male oppression while constantly impersonating David Tennent.

What was there not to love so far as the BBC was concerned?

They don’t have a good reason to renew it, but they have a good excuse; external funding.  HBOmax bought up the exclusive streaming rights and for some reason known to none but god, overpaid enough to finance the show, albeit on a shoestring budget.

There has been no announcement yet as to a replacement showrunner and star but I honestly don’t see how it matters.  The BBC cannot admit defeat.  Not about the one show that was everything they feel British science fiction should be.

Okay, I’m done here.

UPDATE: To answer EXALT’s question: The 60th anniversary is the secondary reason there will be another couple more seasons of Doctor Who. Keep in mind a “season” is now only 6 episodes long.

Mark Gattis has volunteered as show-runner, he’d be an improvement over Chris Chibnall though not a major one. But he’s a white male so the BBC won’t want him, they want a Diverse, Woman of Colour (Trans for preference). Nobody who is any goodwill want to work with the BBC’s heavy-handed Inclusivity dictates. Even Neil Gaiman has taken himself out of the running and he was a perfect lamb about crapping up his own creation for Netflix.

One thing is for certain, the BBC’s only hope for bringing back any of the old fans is going to depend on how much interest they can generate with the announcement of the right showrunner.

And Jodie Whitaker has already said she won’t come back for the 60th anniversary. Hit the road bitch and don’t look back.

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  • Dave W. Reply

    YES! I’ll be momentarily happy. I don’t have any illusions that it’ll suddenly be non-woke. I’m just glad that Chinball’s out on his ass.

    July 31, 2021 at 2:46 am
  • EXALT Reply

    “Doctor Who fans take this small W and run happily around with it cheering for a bit.”
    Meanwhile, on Reddit, the narrative is relentless in stating “I’m glad Chibnall is out, but I’m sad Jodie won’t have the chance to show how good she would have been under a decent showrunner”, with only a few brave souls asking “What proof do you have that Whittaker could ever be good?”
    I’m slightly amused by the fact that they could have used this same announcement to “reveal” that current companion Mandip “Yaz” Gill will obviously be gone by next year as well, but it seems they couldn’t be bothered – and fair enough: not even on Reddit they pretend to like Yaz.
    I think they’ll go with a Distinct Black Gentleman for the next Doctor, but I hope they’ll pick a female showrunner with zero knowledge of DW this time around, and that she’ll give us another Female Doctor that’ll be the most self-centered and preachy yet – someone worthy to stand alongside Captain Marvel.
    Dark Herald, what do you think this entails for the 60th anniversary, in 2023? I can’t imagine a new showrunner – even a decent one – tackling a thing like that right after getting the job, not to mention that bringing back old Doctors – which is what usually happens for anniversaries – would be a perfect way of undercutting the new one.

    July 31, 2021 at 5:41 am
  • Dave W. Reply

    When Whitaker first got the job, she was the one I was bothered by. I’ve never liked her acting. In Broadchurch, she played the mother of the murder victim. She should’ve been one of the more sympathetic characters, but I found myself hoping the killer would come back to frag her. Every moment she was on screen was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

    July 31, 2021 at 9:35 am
  • Dave W. Reply

    And IIRC, Broadchurch was a Chibnall production, too. Shocker!

    July 31, 2021 at 9:37 am
  • Silent Draco Reply

    For the 60th anniversary, I’ll predict “Springtime for Hitler, A Gay Romp Through Berchtesgarten”.

    (ominous whispers) oops, I meant …

    “Springtime for Davros, ‘EXTERMINATE!’ Through Space and Time”.
    Watch for the chorus line of leather-clad Daleks, turn-turn-ZAP-turn, two-three ZAP turn!

    [used the espresso roast lend by accident]

    July 31, 2021 at 12:05 pm
  • Joe S.Walker Reply

    My guess is the new Doctor will be introduced around November next year – 2022 is the BBC’s centenary, and it’s been said that will be part of the “celebrations,” which no doubt will be also marked by apologies for having spent so much time making programmes with white people in.

    July 31, 2021 at 5:28 pm
  • EXALT Reply

    Thank you for the answer, DH.
    Gatiss is gay, so he has that going for him, although I guess being a white homosexual is too 2005 nowadays; with him, we’d have The Mandalorian – reliably mediocre but basically functional DW.
    On Reddit, I’ve read people say that they want the female showrunner from Loki, who has just left that prestigious job – and you have to admit it would be amusing to behold.
    Another thing the BBC will probably do for the 60th: ask David Tennant and possibly Matt Smith to come back – and then proceed to have them humiliated by the Diverse 14th Doctor.

    July 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm
  • Joe S.Walker Reply

    I wonder if they mightn’t try to get one of the earlier Doctors – Tennant or Smith much the most likely – to come back full time, at least for a year or two? I think there must be some people in the BBC in enough touch with reality to know that the best chance of making the show work again is to have a white male Doctor, woke dissidents as it were.

    July 31, 2021 at 8:27 pm
  • Andrew Reply

    What’s the incentive to cast actresses like Larsen & Whittaker? I’ve not seen either in action, but both seem to be consistently described as not particularly attractive & low charisma. There must be plenty of aspiring actresses who are better in one both categories.

    Are they friends with influential people? Or are there producers who genuinely think that these women were somehow exemplary (before they got put through the fame machine)?

    August 2, 2021 at 12:59 am
    • Seeker Reply

      Nobody is under any illusions that these actresses are great character actors. Bland actors/actresses are cast to be blank slates that the audience can insert/project themselves into. That’s why you have so many main characters who are bland and boring. The audience is supposed to identify with the character (and if it’s done really correctly, the idea/ideology that the character stands for), instead of the portrayer. That means that you can swap out the actor/actress at any time and continue the brand forever via reboots (well, that’s the theory anyways). This style is unappealing to most adults, but it works certain elements of younger demographics (reylo/harry potter/a lot of young adult literature are built on this style). This is one of the big differences with historical actors compared to modern actors. The vast majority of modern actors are blank slates, whereas if you were to hire someone like John Wayne, Peter Falk, Bill Cosby, etc. the actor is a a character in and of themselves, not easily replaced.

      (I’ve included a video from the Fourth Age that goes more into this subject.)

      August 2, 2021 at 8:08 pm
  • Chris Lopes Reply

    Larsen is mildly attractive, but definitely not hot. She certainly doesn’t project any sexiness, or any other positive quality. She’s a Mary Sue pretending to be Supergirl.

    August 2, 2021 at 4:43 pm
  • Joe S.Walker Reply

    To be fair, Jodie Whittaker has been nowhere near as obnoxious as a female Doctor might have been. Imagine Jenna Coleman preening herself in the role.

    I’ll give you Brie Larson though. Her outstanding quality is surliness.

    August 2, 2021 at 4:56 pm

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