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Old June 5 2013, 03:24 AM   #77
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Re: Predict who will be cast as the 12th Doctor

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I'm hoping for anything other than another white Englishman as the Doctor. I'd be thrilled if we had a Scots Doctor, or a Welsh or Irish Doctor, or a black Doctor, or South Asian Doctor.
We had a Scottish doctor just a few years ago
No, we had a Scots actor. His Doctor still had an English accent.

What I want, first and foremost, is the best person for the job,
This presumes that there's some objective measurement of "best person for the job." But setting that question aside, I promise you, there are black, or South Asian, or female, or Scots, or what-have-you actors who are just as good for this role as the best white English male actor. It's just a matter of finding them.
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