SDCC Doctor Who Panel, Hall H, July 23, 2017
This last weekend, I had the honor of being at the San Diego Comic Con International, Hall H panel for Doctor Who. 7000 attendees, press and professionals were present to honor Peter Capaldi (12th Doctor), Steven Moffat (Executive Producer and Head Writer), and Pearl Mackie (Bill Pots, Companion). The audience gave a standing ovation to Peter Capaldi and he was moved as it was the first time he has ever received a standing ovation. My wife and I were very thankful to be present to honor Peter Capaldi in particular as we have missed the annual San Diego panel for the last few years.
What is grabbing a lot of headlines though? The 13th Doctor is female. But, who cares? What is going to happen when you finally see a female doctor controlling the TARDIS and pulling companions through adventures? This is not a cross dresser changing their gender from a male to a female. This is an alien with no gender preference.