@ AC Re: Overstated importance of fans
Too close to Glasgow?
Like Stirling? Or Edinburgh?
Sorry, but some of us Yanks are used to living in a big country. ;-)
But seriously. I'm with you.
Being here in the states we were introduced to Dr. Who on PBS and the first Doctor I saw growing up was Tom Baker.
With respect to a female doctor... we saw this coming in the last season. The Master was made in to a female and the Dr.'s companion was a Lesbian. (Short lived, but it made the relationship between Dr. and Companion have less of a sexual nuance that it picked up over the past couple of years.)