Us Doctor Who fans have gotten used to hearing the announcement as to who will play the next Doctor not long after the current one announces that he will be bowing down. This time, it’s been a while since Matt Smith, our Eleventh Doctor, shared with us the sad, sad news that Eleven will be regenerating at the end of the Christmas special this year.
It’s been a while, and we haven’t heard even a peep from the BBC. What’s up? Of course, there has been loads of fan speculation. My little nephew even told me he thought the next Doctor would be Zac Efron (I set the poor kid straight, don’t you guys worry).
John Barrowman, our beloved Captain Jack, has shared his two cents on the matter. He thinks we should have a Time Lady. I’m down for that; it would be interesting, at the very least.
From Radio Times:
“We’ve had great guys playing the role. The character of River Song was so popular in the last part of the series and it was such an impact, why shouldn’t we have a female doctor,” Barrowman tells ITV’s Daybreak.
Barrowman, who played the character of Captain Jack Harkness in the sci-fi series, adds, “Give it a whirl, if it doesn’t work she can always regenerate, she can always regenerate back to a man – I’ve been there, I’ve watched them do it.”
It’s been discussed at length within the Who fandom whether there should be a female incarnation of the Doctor, and it seems that fans fall into one of two camps: a) a female would be neat and b) the Doctor’s gotta be packin’. Well.
We know Barrowman thinks that a Lady Doctor would be a worthwhile thing to explore. I agree. What do you guys think? Is it time for a Time Lady?
Source: Radio Times, Blastr
Sure, we’ve met a Time Lady before in the Fourth Doctor’s companion, Romana, but isn’t it about time for a Time Lady to run the show rather than run with it? The announcement of Matt Smith‘s moving on at the end of this year’s Christmas special has the Whovians in an uproar over who’ll be the next Doctor. Many are calling for a change in the lineage of white men who’ve played the Time Lord over the past 50 years. And as The Sun reports, Doctor Who‘s producers are thinking the the same thing.
They’ve been told by an “insider,”
All actors, no matter their sex or race, will be considered. If they are good enough, the part is theirs.
All right, coming from The Sun this is likely utter bullshit, but they’re not wrong in bringing it up. It’s been long discussed whether The Doctor can regenerate into any one, regardless of race or sex, and it’d be a fitting subject to explore as the series begins its next 50 years. What are you bastards thinking? Are you up for anyone to become the next Doctor?
Source: Digital Spy
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?