Steven Moffat hints that Who's next Doctor may be a Time LADY

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Dec 17, 2012

Are we all ready for the next Doctor to be a Time Lady on Who? Because if we're to believe Steven Moffat, when our beloved Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) bites the Time Vortex dust, he may just regenerate into a woman.

Yep, we've heard that before. Countless times.

In fact, not too long ago, Sherlock and True Blood actress Lara Pulver was rumored to take the reins of the Doctor when Smith leaves the role sometime in the future. (But not until at least 2014.) The actress, who played a very seductive Irene Adler in the series-two episode ''A Scandal in Belgravia,'' said she'd be excited to play the first female Doctor, but was afraid of fan backlash, saying:

"Yes and no. Not if it meant the end of the Doctor Who franchise, because the fans aren't keen on it."

However, speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat admitted that a woman Doctor would be more acceptable now than in the past.

"It is a part of Time Lord lore that it can happen. Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day."

For the past 50 years, and through 11 incarnations, our Mad Man in the Big Blue Box has always been that: a MAN. So is this something the fans would actually be looking forward to? Are we ready to have a woman pilot the TARDIS? (Besides River Song, that is.)

(via The Sun and Mail Online)