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Ar-Pharazon October 2 2012 12:20 AM

Alternate Doctors
I was thinking the other day about actors we see, that we think could be the Doctor, or at least another oddball Timelord.

I've always thought David Dixon (in something like his Ford Prefect persona) would have made a pretty good Timelord.

The obvious "taste in apparel" being a good start, not to mention the space traveling in HHGTTG.

And just yesterday, while watching Top Gear, it hit me that Richard Hammond might make another good one.

He looks a little like a short David Tennant, and can be just as zany at times.

Who else d'ya think would make a good Doctor/Timelord?

Cutter John October 2 2012 02:16 AM

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I think we've all seen this clip before, but I find myself coming back to it from time to time and thinking how Paterson Joseph would have been amazing as a more dangerous, streetwise Doctor.

Mr. Adventure October 2 2012 05:29 AM

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Oh Lord, not Paterson Joseph again....

But who am I to say anything as I'm drawing blanks. Unfortunately I'm not so familiar with English actors I'd have to suggest inappropriately American choices. (BTW I'd probably rather have Jeremy Clarkson even if he doesn't fit the modern mold very well :) Dammit, now I'm picturing James May as the Doctor...)

I found this kind of interesting though, Warren Ellis had a contest to design the 13th Doctor. Some crazy entries.

Cutter John October 2 2012 05:50 AM

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Mr. Adventure wrote: (Post 7043146)
Oh Lord, not Paterson Joseph again....

Oh :p.

But I don't know a lot of British actors, so maybe I'm not qualified either. Hell, as far as I'm concerned there are dozens who are talented enough (at least compared to their US counterparts) to take on the part. Quirkiness seems to be a requirement of the English acting profession.

Thinking about it though, if hadn't been for that goofy turn he did as the Doctor way back when, I'd nominate Rowan Atkinson for the part. The first Doctor with a beard.

wellsweb October 2 2012 06:03 AM

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How about Craig Ferguson? He's certainly crazy enough for the role, and he is a HUGE Whovian.

auntiehill October 2 2012 06:03 AM

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I would LOVE it to be Joseph Patterson, but that will never happen.

Other possibilities (that will also never happen):
Rupert Penry-Jones
Paul Bettany
James Purefoy
Eddie Izzard
Jude Law
Jonathan Davies
Tom Hiddleston
Mark Strong

wellsweb October 2 2012 06:06 AM

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Mr. Adventure wrote: (Post 7043146)
Dammit, now I'm picturing James May as the Doctor...)

Ha! He would be the surliest Doctor since Hartnell.

wellsweb October 2 2012 06:08 AM

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We just had the US premiere of "Elementary". Johnny Lee Miller would make an interesting Doctor.

Saul October 2 2012 06:09 AM

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Patrick Stewart.

Starkers October 2 2012 08:58 AM

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If we were going with Trek actors I'd prefer Alexander Siddig to Stewart.

Patterson Joseph would have been awesome (still might but I think his window has passed).

If we were hiring Top Gear presenters (though, why God why, is JNT back?) then May's the only choice.

Cutter John October 2 2012 09:48 AM

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Hmmm, if he were twenty years younger, I'd nominate Brian Blessed.

Starkers October 2 2012 09:54 AM

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Australis October 2 2012 12:15 PM

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Starkers October 2 2012 12:44 PM

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He'd have to have a companion called Gordon who was in constant peril...

VDCNI October 2 2012 01:05 PM

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Richard Coyle I think would have been good but it may be a bit late for him now. I'd love to see Jamie Parker in the role, fantastic actor.

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