Dr. Rosanne Welch (http://rosannewelch.com) speaks on “Feminism in the Whoniverse” of Doctor Who, the BBC television program now in its 50th year. She reviews each of the Doctor’s female companions and speaks on how they are represented in the program and how they represented the women of their respective periods.
Now, this all became an interesting question. We see that she has married Mickey, who was once Rose’s boyfriend way back in the day. This happens because — production. When they filmed the episode that said goodbye to David Tennant, they wanted him to see all his previous friends, right, and they wanted them all to have a moment where they saw him before he regenerated. When tehy scheduled these two actors, both of them had other jobs in films. They had only one day in which to film their scene. it was the morning they were both free. So , how was he going to come up with a scene that involves them both. Being a writer he thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun it Smith and Jones got married.” So that’s what he did. He ended up getting some flack for that because there were people who though what he was saying was people of color always have to only marry each other. No, he was saying these two actors couldn’t show up any day but today. Ok? So you have to have a little understanding of those — the process of production.
Feminism in the Whoniverse was presented at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library where Dr. Welch teaches in the IGE (Interdisciplinary General Education) program.
This is the 4th talk on various aspects of Doctor Who that Dr. Welch has presented. You can find these talks using the links below.
- Doctor Who and Culture
- Doctor Who Regenerated
- “How the Growing Popularity of the English Who-niverse Effected American TV” with Dr. Rosanne Welch