Interesting seeing all the vague blogging from people who refuse to believe my comments about Moffat’s importance to having a woman Doctor.
Like, I know what I’m about. I’ve done my research. I can pinpoint the exact 90s novel where Steven Moffat added a passage about Time Lord gender change into another writer’s book. I can point to Neil Gaiman’s discussion about the Corsair line and how Moffat added to it. I have stats from a fan poll to credit the statistically significant change in support for a woman Doctor from stuff Moffat wrote. (Seriously, ask me if you like, I can pull that all up. It’s all documented.) I wouldn’t say stuff like this unless I had verified it.
Of course Moffat isn’t the main player in casting Whittaker. Of course that’s Chibnall. But he’s continuing on a history that Moffat has spent many years contributing to, and bringing it to fruition. And I think that’s really neat.