And The Loser is the Fifth Doctor

In 1986 I hosted a “Caves of Androzani” party for the Texas A&M sci-fi group, MSC Cepheid Variable, when the local PBS station ran the episode (if I recall, I think I actually called it the “Peter Davison Death Party,” but I drank a lot back then.)

Some lamented the death of Peter Davison’s Doctor at the end. Many others, however, cheered.

A former Doctor Who actor has hit out at the BBC’s decision to cast Jodie Whittaker in the role, saying that the decision meant there is “a loss of a role model for boys”.

Peter Davison said she is a “terrific actress” but  that he has doubts that she is right for the role.

He said before an appearance at  at Comic-Con in San Diego: “If I feel any doubts, it’s the loss of a role model for boys who I think Doctor Who is vitally important for.”

We who cheered have been proven right.

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