Saturday, August 3, 2013
The New Who
After the initial grieving period I went through upon hearing of Matt Smith's departure, I began to get really excited for the Doctor's regeneration. I expect I will love the new Doctor just as I came to love all the others. So I have been dwelling on the question of, Who will the next Doctor Who be?
There are a million lists out there with odds and speculation on different actors who might be given the role. I'm guessing whoever the next Doctor is, his or her name isn't on any of those lists. The powers that be have a way of choosing someone no one had thought of and yet is perfect for the job.
But because I've been thinking about this for weeks, I have a lot of thoughts on the subjects that I'm dying to share with you. So I made a list too, except without odds because I don't understand how betting works...
Agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know who your top picks are for the role of the 12th Doctor!
Pros: Forget Zooey Deschanel, Russell Tovey is the epitome of adorkable. Best known from Being Human, he has that whole human-not-human thing down. Plus, he would bring a different kind of youthfulness to the role that was unlike Smith's frenetic energy.
Cons: Tovey was actually on Doctor Who before as Alonso, the shipmate from the Titanic episode and who 10 sets up with Captain Jack. Also, he said he was in the running for the role before but lost out to Matt Smith. Chances are Moffat won't choose a runner-up to be his new star.
Cons: Her meteoric rise might have made her too hot to take on the part of the Doctor, which usually goes to someone unknown. Also, she is currently working on a number of different projects.
Cons: Harewood might be a little too famous for the role of the Doctor. And he has also previously been on Doctor Who in the "End of Time," although his character was less memorable and beloved than Tovey's.
Cons: Apparently Roth has four different projects coming out in the next two years, so he's probably way too busy to take on the all-consuming job of being the Doctor.
Cons: The fact everyone thinks it will be him probably means it won't be him. And, he might be too well-known to British audiences.
Cons: Ayoade seems to be interested in directing in the last few years, so it's questionable whether he would want to devote almost all of his time to an acting gig as the Doctor.
Cons: Molony is young and fresh-faced, and after two relatively young Doctors, Moffat et al. might want to shake things up a bit.
Cons: Whishaw is probably too similar to Smith to get the job-- audiences might see him as just another gangly, young white guy with crazy hair.