Before you start laughing at us and think we’ve been fooled by Doctor Who TV‘s April Fool’s story about newly announced Who actress, Jenna-Louse Coleman actually being the first female Doctor not his companion, guess again. This story isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less false. It’s only rumor, but what an interesting rumor it is.
This comes from the U.K. tabloid, Daily Express, so again not the most reputable news source, but they’re claiming come Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special in 2013 we’ll see our favorite Time Lord become a Time Lady. They supposedly have a mole within the Who crew and here’s what was spilled,
The 50th anniversary series will end with a very big twist. The Doctor becoming a woman will give the show a new lease of life.
Hmm. And who would play this unprecedented first female Doctor? None other than Miss Irene Adler from the latest season of Sherlock. Y’know, that other show Steven Moffat works on. “Lara [Pulver] has already been mentioned as a real contender for the role,” the mole said. After her awesome turn as The Woman could we next see her as, The Doctor?
I don’t know, this rumor has a lot of stink about it. As much as I’d love it to be true I just can’t imagine Moffat and Co. already have their plans for the 50th anniversary special set in stone. Meaning, I bet they don’t even know what’s happening in 2013 so how could the Daily Express? But what if this was true, what if The Doctor was to gender-swap at the end of the 50th anniversary special? It surely would give the show a fresh start and maybe that’s exactly what it needs to begin its next 50 years.
What do you bastards think? Is it about time we have a woman piloting the TARDIS or should The Doctor’s work remain a man’s job?