Thursday, July 27, 2017
Lady Who Who
There is a televison show in England that features a hero of sorts called "The Doctor." I am not sure what the doctor's last name is. This doctor travels through time and space in something called a TARDIS. It looks like an old American phone booth, but it's actually a British police box, which is a phone booth used only for English emergencies.
The Doctor has gone on many adventures and has had many enemies. All of the foes are scary and challenging. Some are very scary, like the Weeping Angels, they are statues that stay still if you look at them, but if you blink or glance away, they will attack. (This once resulted in me staring down a garden gnome for hours. It was intense and I was banned from Walmart's garden section for six months.) The most famous nemesis of The Doctor are the Daleks, they look like a bedazzled R2D2 and sound like an old scratched record that skips.
There are also times when The Doctor regenerates. Every time a regeneration happens, The
Doctor looks like a totally different person. He's looked like old English men, middle-aged English men and young English men. Twice the regeneration made him Scottish. It was announced that The Doctor will be regenerating into a woman for the next season of the show.
Some people are upset that a time travelling fictional character will take the form of a woman. I'm not quite sure why. I have tried to come up with reasons why a women couldn't be a super-natural sci-fi hero. Here is what I have so far:
The bathrooms in the TARDIS only has urinals.
Time travel is dependent up the amount a chest hair that the traveler has.
Only an Adam's apple can stop a Dalek.
The Tardis can get chilly and there aren't sweaters readily available.
One of the "stops" may have a pull-up contests in which women typically have less upper body strength than a man.
I'm still stumped, I am looking forward to seeing how the show progresses. Since my 1968 Gremlin that I live in doesn't get cable, I am hoping that the Electronics Dept in Walmart will be showing the Christmas special.
Cathy Gainer Corporate Trainer