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
How could anyone consider not ever bringing back one of Doctor Who‘s most interesting, dashing, funny and overall AWESOME companions?! It’s almost unthinkable! Unfortunately, John Barrowman, Captain Jack himself is doubting he’ll ever return to the role on Doctor Who.
Barrowman recently finished up the fourth season of Torchwood, which aired on Starz in the U.S. and BBC in the U.K., and with it’s underwhelming viewership the future of the series is unknown. I still think it was a terrible move to Starz, a channel I and I’d wager many other U.S. fans don’t subscribe to. But regardless of Torchwood‘s fate, WHY U NO BRING JACK BACK TO WHO, MOFFAT?
In recent interviews the question of Jack’s return keeps being brought up. When Geek Files posed the question Barrowman responded,
Everybody keeps asking me and if I’m offered I would love to. I think it would be great. There is no plan to do that. No one has come forward. I don’t think it’ll happen. I’m always open for it, but who knows?
Well, that’s frustrating. Hey, he’s at least guaranteed to show up in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, right? RIGHT?
I think it would be great to be involved with the 50th Anniversary, since Jack was such a big part of the Whoworld. But, having said that, nothing’s been said, so I don’t sit and wait.
I don’t want fans to think that I don’t want to do it because I would love to, but if I’m not asked I’m not going to bang down the door—I’ll just move onto something else.
Come on, they’d have to include him. With the recent, sad departures of some of the Doctor’s closest companions (Sarah Jane, Brigadier) and some former Doctor’s flat out refusing to return, you can’t exclude those actors who actually want to return!
What do you think, are we jumping the gun assuming Jack will never return? The 50th Anniversary is still a few years off, will he at least return then?