I don't think this was a smart idea personally. Sure they may get new viewers, but they will lose some old viewers as well. I love the show but this choice is, in my opinion, weird. But that's my opinion. I realize others will disagree and that's ok.
Um yeah... they just very effectivly ended the longest running tv show. Doctor Who has just been raped. The BCC has raped Doctor Who.
I loved the Master as Missy, so why not.
I, for one, would love to see Hulk Hogan as Peter Pan and Shaq as George Washington. WOULD LOVE THAT. Doctor is a title, not a gender... I’ll watch and see how she does before I lay down any criticism.
Rename the show: Dr. What! A terrible decision ignoring the basic personality traits of the character. It's as if casting Hulk Hogan as Peter Pan or Shaq O'Neil as George Washington. I have watched the show enthusiasticaly from the beginning and I am now done with it. This is the show's "crack management team" saying, "Let's do something controversial to get new viewers!" My disgust is not an anti-woman feeling but rather anti-sellout.