As with previous upcoming regenerations I'm really enjoying hearing the suggestions for the next Doctor, but it's difficult to keep track of them and the resulting google/imdb searches.
So I thought I'd start a specific thread for it. I'll add a post with my own choices when I'm not (supposed to be) working.
May I suggest a format that's something like:
1. Is it your fantasy or a genuine suggestion
3. Link to Youtube or IMDB listing for a previous role
4. Any other selling points
Hmmm, is Mister Yates certain he doesn't want to work with any of the Actors from Harry Potter?
Of course Paul at fifty still looks amazing....
Uh-- I just realized that many of you have not realized that the second photo is of Harry Potter Actor Rhys Ifans (Mister Lovegood), in his role as James Cook in the SyFy mini-series Neverland
I've heard a lot of people complain that the Master (as Eric Roberts and John Simm) were totally over the top. My opinion is that those people have never seen the Anthony Ainley Master, who was completley OTT and was loving every minute of it (I point to Time Flight as evidence).
Since the Rani was also deemed as OTT at the time, and liked to pretend to be companions to gain the Doctor's trust, who do think the Rani should be played by if she was in the new series?
For my two cents, I'd love to see Billie play the Rani :)
Someone posted some tweets earlier from Sir Pterry, with tantalising hints about him and The Moff doing something together.
Now, I'd love it to be Terry writing a Doctor Who episode, but more likely, I think, is that The Moff is going to be a part of the upcoming Good Omens movie, which is equally nifty.
So, then I started casting Good Omen parts in my head, using Doctor Who actors.
For those of you who know the book - Matt Smith as Newton Pulsifer, y/y?
And it would probably be too much like stunt casting but Karen Gillian would make a good Anathema, I think.
And maybe Bernard Cribbins as Sgt Shadwell?
How would you cross over Doctor Who/Good Omens?
The Telegraph has a story so fantastic that I'm not even going to cut. Just read it.
How Doctor Who nearly became the Time LadyMore here.
The creator of Doctor Who urged the BBC to give the character a sex change in a desperate bid to prevent the series from being cancelled, it can be revealed.
His appearance and personality may have changed dramatically over the decades he has spent travelling through time and space, but Doctor Who has always remained resolutely male.
However, it has emerged that the show's creator urged the BBC to give the character a sex change in a desperate bid to prevent the series from being cancelled.
Sydney Newman, who devised the long-running science-fiction show when he was head of BBC drama in the 1960s, was asked to help after the show suffered a slump in ratings in the 1980s and was taken off air temporarily.
He told Michael Grade, then the controller of BBC One, that the ailing series could only be saved by regenerating the Time Lord into a Time Lady.
Mr Newman criticised the direction the show had taken, but insisted that it could be revived by turning the lead character into a heroine.
Had the advice been accepted, actresses who could have been considered for the role include Frances de la Tour, Joanna Lumley and Dawn French.
Instead, the BBC played safe and replaced the incumbent Doctor, Colin Baker, with another male actor – Sylvester McCoy, a little-known children's entertainer.
The show's decline continued until 1989 when it was pulled from the schedules, not to be revived for another 16 years.
Now, almost a quarter of a century later, Mr Newman's surprising intervention has finally been made public in a new documentary about the Doctor Who's darkest days.
In a written pitch dated Oct 6, 1986, the Canadian-born television executive delivered a scathing verdict on the show's populist, dumbed-down drift and called on Mr Grade to "engage the concerns, fears and curiosity" of young viewers.
He implored: "Don't you agree that this is considerably more worthy of the BBC than Doctor Who's presently largely socially valueless, escapist schlock!" [Apparently he didn't like Trial of a Time Lord.]
Mr Newman urged the controller to temporarily reintroduce Patrick Troughton, a former Time Lord, to steady the TARDIS and pave the way for the most radical change in the show's 23-year history.
He wrote: "At a later stage Doctor Who should be metamorphosed into a woman.
"This requires some considerable thought – mainly because I want to avoid a flashy, Hollywood Wonder Women because this kind of heroine with no flaws is a bore.
"Given more time than I have now, I can create such a character."
He called for the female time traveller to be accompanied by a trumpet playing schoolgirl in "John Lennon-type spectacles" and her graffiti-spraying "yobbo" elder brother.
Mr Newman added: "Should you accept these ideas the fee I would accept would be in the form of my being taken on and paid to be its executive director to ensure the concept is properly executed."
So! Was he right? Could a Troughton return and a JoLum!Seven have saved old Who, or improved upon the series 24-26 we did get? Is the time finally right for a female Doctor? And who should play her if so?
Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers:
On a completely different tip, I’ve been trying to write a script for Doctor Who called Do Not Go Gently. The idea is centred around Dylan Thomas’ last days in New York. Of course it’s going to have a massive fucking monster in it too.Source.
Sound good? And who would you cast as Dylan Thomas?
Im not thrilled with Matt Smith but I want to see the kid in the role for a couple years at least just to avoid the whole
"How many regenerations, really?" controversy/debate/wiggling about by the folks in charge now that the series is a hit again. And for the record another season of Amy AND Rory would suit me fine but then I want to see an alien companion or companion from an era not our own. ANYWAY....
But if the Doctor does indeed only have 12 bites at the apple and soemthing awful happened to 11...well he'd never pull an Ainley:Master "Keeper Of Traken" move and kill soemone by taking there body. But of course teh Dr always inspires nobility in others and soemtimes noble sacrifice.
So for a few episodes, maybe a whole season who would you like to see playing the 11th Doctor? Keeping in mind of course that the actor would be portraying Matt Smiths Doctor.
My vote off the top would be Barrowman! To see the smooth dashing omnisexual Jack Harkness awkwardly airkissing in a tweedy suit and bow tie pushing away people who want to snog him? Priceless!!!
Wow this was a convoluted way to get to the body switching TV trope, but Say La Vie! "La Vie."
Some Doctor Who fans will be devastated and some Doctor Who fans delighted as bookmakers William Hill have cut the price of Matt Smith being dropped by the BBC as the Doctor from 6/1 to 9/2, following disappointing viewing figures for the final episode of his first series.Interesting.
Let's nobody panic or celebrate yet, I daresay we'll get at least one more series of Eleven, but it's intriguing to see who (bookies think) we might get as Twelve eventually. The list includes such jokers as David Walliams, James Corden and, worst of all, James Nesbitt, but also such potentially good Doctors as Chiwetel Ejiofor and Robert Carlyle. How soon would you like to see Twelve, and who would you like to see play him?
I'm not even going to spoiler-cut this story from today's Star
, it's just too ridic for that. Funny though. :D
BBC BOSSES TO SIGN LADY GAGA
DOCTOR Who is set to face his weirdest creature yet – Lady GaGa.
Telly bosses are desperate to sign up the pop weirdo.
They reckon the Poker Face babe would make the most terrifying foe the Doctor has ever seen.
GaGa, whose outfits already make her look like she is from another planet, would make ratings rocket.
The star, 24, has already sported costumes which resemble Cybermen, Yeti, Ood and Tree People.
And scriptwriter Gareth Roberts revealed he has already come up with a storyline that would see The Doctor (Matt Smith, 27) go GaGa.
Gareth told Doctor Who magazine: “The script might end up on screen one day with Lady GaGa, who will have fallen on hard times.”
A source said: “She is no stranger to dressing up and would be more than a match for the Doctor. It would be a great coup to get her.”
I've been thinking about this for a while now and this latest episode has made me think about it again.
Who do you see as a potential companion. Or who would you like to see as a companion. I'm mostly talking about guess stars who help the Doctor out during the adventure but for whatever reason doesn't travel with him.
Who would you have liked to have seen traveling in the TARDIS?
Personally, from Classic Who I would have liked Duggan from City of Death to travel with the Doctor and Romana for a bit. I think he was starting to learn some control from the Doctor.
And Astrid Ferrier from The Enemy of the World. She was awesome.
And Lieutenant Carstairs from War Games. He could have been in UNIT.
From the new series: Frank from Dalek's in Manhattan because I liked his relationship with Martha.
And Wilf of course.