BBC has confirmed that Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who at the end of the Christmas Special. Chances are they already have a new Doctor picked. I am going to act like I know nothing of that and pretend that I am their casting agent. I have 5 picks for who I think should be the next Doctor.
#5) Eddie Izzard
This man steals every scene he is in. I think he would make a perfect Doctor. I know a lot of fangirls would pitch a bitch, but goodie for me. They would stop watching and we all win as Whovians. He was brilliant in the Riches and in Treasure Island. He was spot on in Across the Universe. Hell, he could pull off wearing a dress. Can you imagine the Doctor coming out of the Tardis looking like this?
That would make things interesting.
#4) Christopher Walken
I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is more sonic screwdriver! Do I really need to explain this one? I don’t think the public is ready for the Walken to become the Doctor. All of our brains would explode and that would just be messy. Not to mention really painful. For now I can dream.
#3) Linda Hunt
She would be a female version of the William Hartnell. Now my fiance says that to cast a female as the Doctor would make the companion useless. I disagree. I think if was a writer, I would make the companion be an android. It would be a nice break from all the companions from Earth. It would be a lot less drama as well.
#2) John Hurt
When I saw him in the finale, I was thrilled. He is such a spot on pick for the Doctor. Oh, but he is soooo old!! Bleck! You notice all my picks are over the age of 40. I did that just so the fangirls will pick another show to leech on. They suck the goodness out of this show. John Hurt at the end of The Name of the Doctor was a sliver of hope. Could we have a Doctor that is realistic enough?
#1) Jim Broadbent
To me, he would be the perfect pick for the Doctor. I see him act and I think to myself how great he would be adventuring around in the Tardis. He could make his hair stick out kind of like an afro. Maybe his outfit could be a sweater vest. The new catchphrase could be “Sweater vests are cool”. (That will never happen in my lifetime. I am sad for that.)
Alas, this is the real world. Chances are the fangirls are going to win this battle. The Doctor will probably be someone under 30. God help us all if it ends up being this man…
We all need to say a Whovian prayer extra hard tonight.