I'm probably more interested in knowing about the next batch of writers.
If the stories are good, who cares what gender or color?
I think part of the charm from the Tom Baker era is light fun, tongue in cheek.
The last few years it seemed to me like Dr Who would occasionally try a little too hard to make us feel or awaken our social conscious.
Not that I'm not opposed to stories that deliver a message. I just want to be entertained while they are at it.