Friday, August 02, 2013

Who Will Be the Next Doctor Who: My Picks

I just found out that they are announcing the new Doctor Who actor this Sunday. Exciting! (My son will be in London for this.) You can see a round-up of possible Who candidates here. But my favorite contenders are:

Andrew Scott, Moriarty from the Sherlock series.  I'm starting to think Moriarty is really dead, and the photos of him with Mycroft are from a flashback sequence (Keep up, people). He would be a great Who. He is fantastic. He knows Steven Moffatt because Moffatt is the showrunner for Doctor Who and Sherlock. If Andrew Scott is the 12th Doctor, I will be in heaven.

Or: Ben Whishaw. He played Q from Skyfall and Freddy from The Hour. I love him. He's already got Who-hair.  This guy would be a perfect #12. Whishaw says it's not him, but I'm still holding out hope.
I really hope it is one of these 2 actors. Chances are good that it will be someone I've never heard of. And I can live with that. We all got on board with Matt Smith. I trust Moffatt. But one of these 2 would just be so fun.

Some people are guessing the next Doctor will be Rupert Grint, a.k.a. Ron Weasley. Maybe. The Doctor has always wanted to be a ginger.

Whatever the case may be, we are in for a treat with John Hurt playing the "dark doctor" or, as I like to call him, the Rogue Doctor. (#roguedoctor, He is a regeneration (probably between #8 and #9) that did something unspeakable/shameful which makes him unworthy to be called "The Doctor." I doubt he will be purely evil. I'm guessing it's more of an ends-justify-the-means scenario, but I am eager to see it. When his face came on-screen at the season finale I totally gasped. I mean, it's John Hurt we are talking about—The Elephant Man and Ollivander the Wandmaker.

So yeah. It's kind of a big deal. He'll be in the 50th Anniversary episode which also stars David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Billie Piper on November 23rd. Cooooool.



  1. I have to get caught up in time for the 50th anniversary special. I hate being behind!!

    1. You have so much fun ahead of you, Josh. I wish I could watch it all again with you.

  2. I would love Rupert! How fun! But, I always fall in love with every Doctor, so I'm sure I'll be fine.
    Also, at ComicCon 2013, Moffatt said that Moriarty really was dead, and that they didn't both "fake suicide" each other. So, if you believe him, he is really gone. I found him annoying, so buh-bye. I'm not sure I could handle him as The Doctor, so I retract my former statement. His voice grates my nerves. ( There's a half-hour video on you tube of the Sherlock SanDiego Comic Con're welcome! ;)

    1. Yes, I loved them at Comic Con. I wish it lasted for 5 more hours.

  3. LOVE Moriarty. He was one of the best parts of Sherlock for me. I thought he played the creepy clever genius part perfectly. Creepy clever genius. Not too far off for the doctor.

    Can't wait to see who it is!!!

    (but honestly, I can imagine lots of people as the doctor. Martin Freeman: bumbling self-effacing clever doctor...Hugh Jackman: hardcore totally buff doctor...Jude law: quiet calmer (but still funny) doctor... My formula is basically any actor I love and have ever had a crush on = the doctor. ha.)


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