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For those of you who can cast your minds back to those episodes of Classic Who which were set in Gallifrey, what is the correct term for a female Gallifreyan of rank? Is it "Time Lord" or "Time Lady"?

2007-10-20 22:12 (UTC)
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I"m pretty sure I've heard Romana referred to as a "Time Lady", just don't ask me where.

(Hmm... excuse to dig out the E-space trilogy. :)

2007-10-20 22:23 (UTC)
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I agree. I've always understood that Romana was a Time Lady. I think they referred to her as such in the series?..

2007-10-20 22:33 (UTC)
ext_15290: (romana serious face)
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To be honest, i don't think they had a clear cut definition - in 'City of Death', the Doctor calls Romana a 'Time Lady' but at other times he refers to her as a Time Lord (especially in the books) and, when speaking collectively, it's always 'Time Lords'.

Personally, I always say Time Lord, as way too many of the New Who readers seem to think Romana's status (for instance ;-P) was somewhat less than a Time Lord (but she wasn't really a Time Lord, was she, she was a Time Lady and therefore not as special...shudders)

I'm not sure if this is a result of the 'deification' of the Doctor in the new series, or some weird sub-textual form of sexism, but I'm having none of it!

2007-10-20 22:36 (UTC)
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And I've just remembered where whe's referred to as a Time Lord in the series - Shada (both the original one, and the newer, animated one!)

2007-10-21 00:06 (UTC)
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I vaguely remember that too. So maybe as a title she is "Time Lady" but when referring to what she is, the term "Time Lord" is used.

2007-10-21 00:05 (UTC)
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I was pretty sure they'd used both, but was completely unable to come up with specific examples. Alas, today I fail at Who.

2007-10-21 04:33 (UTC)
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Romana is a "Time Lord" like the Doctor---when she stays behind with the Tharils in Warrior's Gate, they say to her, "You shall be our Time Lord." If I've ever heard the term "Time Lady" I don't remember it.


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