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Jun 4

Who will be the new Doctor?

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Fandom

Since finding out that Matt Smith is leaving Dr Who (and wondering why), I’ve been considering who I’d like to see as the new Doctor. I came up with a few ideas. Most people may not agree with me. Still, it’s been fun thinking about it.

First I’d like to add that I’m not in favour of a female Doctor. If we’re to have a female Time Lord (Time Lady?) it would be great to have a spin-off series, like The Sarah Jane Adventures or Torchwood, about the Doctor’s daughter, Jenny. I should also mention that I’m not an expert on the series since I’ve only been watching it since the beginning of the new Dr Who series. Christopher Eccleston was my first (and favorite) Doctor. If I’ve missed something that’s already happened, then I’ll be grateful if someone would point it out to me.

So here goes:

My first suggestion is a bit – different. I’ve often thought that it would be interesting to have a very young-looking Doctor, exactly because inside, he’s really very old. Since I don’t know of many English child actors, I’ll just suggest one that I have seen on tv in the past few years:

Harry Miles (Archie Arless in Lark Rise to Candleford). I don’t know exactly how old he is, but I imagine he’ll be a teenager by now and as such would be very suitable as this ‘young-old’ Doctor. Though I’m sure there are other equally suitable young actors, aged 12-15 who might look the part and be talented enough to handle the role. I doubt if this will happen though, so maybe there could be just one episode in which the Doctor’s regeneration takes a little longer and he ends up being a boy for a number of hours, before ending up the way he’s supposed to be. Or – since this is science fiction – there could be some other reason for the Doctor’s temporary rejuvenation.

Harry Miles

My second suggestion may not be very realistic either, but I can’t resist making it anyway:

Aidan Turner. As most people know he’s appeared in Being Human, Desperate Romantics and The Hobbit. He’s hot and if he can play a vampire, struggling to remain human and a hot and cute dwarf, he could probably handle playing the Doctor.

Next candidate is Allen Leech mostly known for his role in Downton Abbey, as Tom Branson, the chauffeur who fell in love with his employer’s daughter, lady Sybil. Sybil and Tom were, incidentally, among my favorite Downton Abbey characters along with Sybil’s grandmother, Violet Crawley and Sybil’s sister Edith.

Shaun Evans (Endevour) is a new acquaintance for me. I watched the last episode of the first season of Endevour only a few weeks ago and I must say I liked this series better than the original Inspector Morse series, probably because I’m crazy about historic series. I also like the young Morse better than the old one. And I think he’d make a good Doctor.

Finally, my main suggestions:

George Rainsford (known from Waking the Dead and Call the Midwife.) Something about him just reminds me of the Doctor. Of course it’s obvious that he looks a bit like the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. Plus he’s cute. 🙂

George Rainsford

So there you have them. My most serious suggestions to replace Matt Smith as Dr Who. I’m just briefly going to mention a few runners-up: Don Gilet and Shaun Parkes. They’ve both appeared on the show already and maybe that automatically disqualifies them, though a candidate I’ve seen mentioned a lot lately, Russell Tovey, has been on the show too, so why not? I would definitely like to see Russell Tovey as the Doctor if that’s what happens. In the meantime we can only wait and see.

Who would you like to see as the new Doctor?

Mar 9

Dr Who Meme

Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 in Fandom, Other, TV series

I found this on Tumblr and I thought I’d share it right away, it was so much fun (and I really need fun right now).

This is how you do it:

Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favorite word is now your catchphrase.

The Writer
7th regeneration
Short blue skirt
My sister Gabriella

Jun 21

Which Dr Who companion are you?

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 in Fandom

Donna Noble
Donna Noble
Take Which Doctor Who companion are you? (girls) today!
Created with Rum and Monkey‘s Personality Test Generator.

You’re Donna Noble!

Oi! Wotch it, Martian boy! The Doctor thinks he can spout all kinds of ridiculous technobabble and ‘Last Time Lord Angst’ at you just because he’s from outer space, huh? Well, you’re not having any of it! You’ve got a heart of gold and a will of iron, and you’re a rather boggling combination of a romantic idealist and a staunch realist. But you never let logical paradoxes get to you; you prefer to shoehorn the universe into a little box of your own perception. More often than not, it fits… probably because the universe is too intimidated to argue!

May 22

Dr Who

Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Fandom

For her birthday, my sister got a DVD box of Dr Who. It’s been fun rewatching a few of the episodes from season 1, but what we’re really looking forward right now is to watch the new episodes and see the new Doctor in action. That’s Ten. The latest season isn’t included, I’m afraid, but since we’d only seen season 1 before, a lot of it will be new.


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