Doctor, who cares she is a woman?

When I started watching Star Trek Voyager for the first time, on British TV, I remember feeling really excited about the program. The pilot episode was stunning and I felt the casting was good and I had a feeling that the plot lines were going to be really engaging.

It never occurred to me that the captain was a woman.

Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) was in control of the star ship. She gave orders and people carried them out. It did not feel unusual in any way whatsoever.

It was only later that I found out that there had been a bit of a brouhaha when the show had launched in the states. This passed me by completely. Why? I think it is only important if you make it important.

Incidentally, the Borg Queen is also a woman (Alice Krieg) and I don’t remember anybody complaining about that.

I’m really looking forward to the Dr Who Christmas special when Peter re-generates in to Jodie as I really like her as an actor. She is going to bring a lot of character to the role and a new (dare I say it) dimension!

Good luck Jodie, you’ll be great and I hope you like my painting of you.

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