#DoctorSue – Doctor Who / Sue Perkins Twitter Campaign Update

UPDATE 1st June 2013
Matt Smith to leave Doctor Who
In response to this, with new casting of the Doctor coming soon we have relaunched this:

UPDATE 5th March 2013

Did you spot any coverage on websites, newspapers, TV or Radio, get in touch @scifind and let us know.

If you are not familliar with the Doctor Who / Sue Perkins Campaign please read the original post.

It all started shortly after the campaign was started with a reply to @MrsScifind on twitter:

@sueperkins

@sueperkins

(not the main @scifind twitter account, something that baffles me to this day.

This was very quickly acted upon by Digital Spy:

‘Doctor Who': Sue Perkins subject of female Doctor campaign

Published Tuesday, Feb 12 2013, 17:31 GMT | By Tom Eames

Published Tuesday, Feb 12 2013, 17:31 GMT | By Tom Eames

Unfortunately Digital Spy did NOT read the original article on Scifind!

Neither did THE SUN NEWSPAPER online.

Doctor Sue? Fans launch campaign for Perkins to be the next Time Lord

 By ANGHARAD LLEWELLYN Published: 12th February 2013


By ANGHARAD LLEWELLYN
Published: 12th February 2013

This coverage was mirrored in the PRINT VERSION OF A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER the following day (13th Feb)

The Sun Newspaper 13th Feb 2013.

The Sun Newspaper 13th Feb 2013.

The Daily Mirror was next:

Time Lady: Comedian Sue Perkins “beyond flattered” by calls for her to be first female Doctor Who

By Rob Leigh  13 Feb 2013 14:37

By Rob Leigh 13 Feb 2013 14:37 – At least they made an effort with the image.

Like before they actually made no attempt to get across the message of the original article, instead they decided to focus on the 40 year old argument of should the Doctor regenerate into a woman.

This was closely followed by NME, who quoted Scifind and made reference to the Bigfinish Unbound audios – but still failed to get what we were driving at.

To date we have not seen evidence of print coverage in The Mirror.

Past her original tweet Sue Perkins has failed to comment. We hope to hold a discussion with BigFinish very soon.

MARCH MENTIONS

Debate on Reveal Magazine

"The sci-fi website Scifind has stirred up a right hornets' nest with its call for a woman to be cast as the lead in Doctor Who. " Reveal's Chief Sub Editor, Andrew Saxton 5th March 2013

“The sci-fi website Scifind has stirred up a right hornets’ nest with its call for a woman to be cast as the lead in Doctor Who. ” Reveal’s Chief Sub Editor, Andrew Saxton 5th March 2013

Looks like Scifind started a debate over at woman’s weekly mag REVEAL

Doctor Sue On Google

Google now shows "Sue Perkins Doctor Who" as a predictive search - Added 5th March 2013

Google now shows “Sue Perkins Doctor Who” as a predictive search – Added 5th March 2013

Passing Mention in The Scotsman

After The Great British Bake-Off and with the clamour for her to be the first female lead in Doctor Who,

MORE LINKS

Will Sue Perkins be the first female Doctor Who?

TV Throng

Doctor Who fans split in the debate as to whether Sue Perkins (or any woman at all) should be the new Doctor!

Unreality TV

Whovians declare the idea of comedian Sue Perkins to be first female Doctor Who “awesome,” while some traditional fans insist the iconic role must be played by a man

Fark – Hundreds of comments!

 

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Brian founded Scifind after university, studying Molecular Biology and Genetics. Brian's adventures in the lab rekindled his love of science fiction and led indirectly to him deciding to form his own online marketing company. Scifind followed and now he spends his time working on Scifind.com and most importantly, the SF Buzz. As the editor and founder, Brian is responsible for the magazine's direction and vision. He tweets too much @scifind

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