As if there wasn’t already enough Doctor Who buzz on the interwebs, what with the show returning for a seventh season this Saturday, now showrunner Steven Moffat has found a way to stir up the ant’s nest even further. Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Moffat once again tossed fuel on the fire of the long-gestating rumor that when current Doctor Matt Smith finally regenerates…he might not be sporting a Y chromosome any more. That’s right, we might finally get a female Doctor.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Moffat said that, while nothing is confirmed at this point, he’s been toying with the idea for a while, and even laid the groundwork in an earlier episode. Moffat explains, “It is a part of Time Lord law that it can happen. I put the reference in the episode ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ to the fact that a Time Lord could potentially turn into a woman … Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day, I suppose.”
Like we said, not exactly a smoking gun or anything. Still, the idea has been floating around for quite some time in Who fandom, and I can’t help but think it’s inevitable that we’ll get the adventures of a Time Lady eventually. If nothing else, it would provide a different chemistry between the Doctor and his/her companions.
So what say you, Who-dom? Should the Doctor eventually regenerate as a woman? And if so, who would be a good fit for the role? Maybe these Time Ladies will sell you on the idea…