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Okay but you guys know what this all means in Sci-Fi right now? 

The latest Star Trek Captain and First Officer are women of colour. 

The main leads in Star Wars are women, and men of colour. 

Wonder Woman and her tribe of Amazonians (many of whom are woc too) are on the big screen breaking all the records. 

The Ghostbusters are all brilliant women who ain’t afraid of nothing. 

And now the Doctor is female too! 

Women are taking Sci-Fi back! It’s ours again, we created it and now we get to have it! Little girls can dress up as all their heroes and be excited by that!

White Men are going out! They’re no longer always centre stage and it’s fucking fantastic

It’s such a good new move and I’m like…. I’m so happy to be alive to see this happen!!

moffat, his writers, actors, and directors: work for years, building on the efforts of RTD’s team before them, to get a foot in through the doors of representation toe by toe, making mistakes often but trying harder to correct them and make up for them, getting slowly better and acknowledging past faults, fighting hard to get the BBC to hire more women, more poc, to get crap past the radar, to feature diverse sexuality, to show nuanced concepts of gender fluidity, to canonise that Time Lords are genderfluid, to show the BBC that a main character changing from male to female can be wildly successful, to prove that they can show two women kissing before watershed, giving us neurodivergent Amy, bisexual Clara, black lesbian Bill

a vocal and frustrating portion of dw fans: Moffat did NOTHING