Doctor Who has a superpower

Doctor Who has an unique superpower – and by “Doctor Who” I mean the show, not the character of the Doctor – yes, it’s a TV show with a superpower: through the gimmick of the Doctor’s regeneration, it can replace the main character with literally anyone it cares. It’d be hard to find another genre icon whose representation is so flexible. The show has used that power to survive for 54 years; now might be the first time it used its power in a more interesting way.

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