Who should become the next Doctor after Whittaker?

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  1. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Commodore Fleet Captain

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    That's a good choice. I wish I would have thought of her when I made my list. Also I like the idea of Martin Freeman or Bill Nighty in the role. Also going back to the American idea I am thinking Kate Mckinnon.

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    She'll get more than a season, Capaldi got a lot of stick over his first season but there never seemed any appetite to change him there and then, hell, even Colin got two years. Absolute worst case scenario if S11 is a bust Jodie will get a retooled second season and changes might be made behind the scenes. Maybe she'll be asked to change her portrayal, maybe it'll be a case of new companions. I doubt very much whether Chibnall will be got rid of but as we saw with Moffat maybe the exec producers will change.

    As for the next Doctor I really don't want to think about it now, I know its a question someone always asks post regeneration but realistically Jodie will be the Doctor for the next two years at least (always barring her deciding she's had enough and an Eccleston scenario) so we're unlikely to see a new Doctor before 2020 at the earliest.

    I do wonder what the casting choice will be for 14, I kinda hope it's just an open casting call and the best person wins. If another woman is cast people will complain and if the Doctor reverts to being a bloke people will complain. Realistically (and sadly) we're going to need a few regenerations before people relax around the Doctor's gender (and ethnicity) being fluid; and some never will.
     
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  3. Steve Roby

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    FYI, Tatiana Maslany's not American.
     
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    Indeed, Saskatchewan sounds like a place in Antarctica.
     
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  5. Jayson1

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    Yep I know. I do think she would be brilliant in the role and I wish I had thought of her as option when I made my first few choices.

    Jason
     
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  7. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Seriously?! Unbelievable. This thread is utter BS.

    Can we please let Jodi Whittker have her turn in the role before we start speculating on her eventual replacement?
     
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  8. Jayson1

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    Why? She has 3 years locked up no matter what unless she wants to leave. Might as well have some fun. Plus when you look at how many people start speculating about comic book movies years and years in the future it just seems like a natural extension. Fans tend to think long-term with there favorite shows. Heck people are already speculating on the next Trek show and "Discovery" hasn't even finished it's first season.


    Jason
     
  9. Green Lantern

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    Wew people speculating about the Fourteenth Doctor already. Imagine if the show got cancelled after Whittaker and we had to wait for a crappy TV movie ;)

    However nonetheless, some choices off the top of my head:
    David Harewood
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    I've mentioned Harewood in my picks for the 13th Doctor. He has such an alien look and has experience playing an alien character, being Martian Manhunter in Supergirl. I could see him playing a more down to Earth, but a quite ancient, dignified Doctor. Whilst there's plenty of room for humour, it would be more subtle and calm than we've been used to in NuWho, so a new bunch of writers that don't revert to Tennant-Smith zaney writing would be needed to do this Doctor justice.
    Charles Dance
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    After the young and presumably energetic, bubbly Jodie Whittaker, it would be nice to return to an older Doctor. I could see Dance embody both the Doctor and the Master very well, but for the sake of this page lets talk about him as the Doctor. I could see him being an older, more serious Doctor, and would be stern in a similar manner to William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee. Again, writers that didn't default back to zaney Tennant-Smith styles would most definitely be needed to do this Doctor justice.
    Damien Molony
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    Someone I haven't shut up about as the Doctor since before Matt Smith even announced was leaving, Molony was my top pick for the next Doctor for a long time. There's a variety of different directions Molony could go as a Doctor, he could easily play a posh romantic, another anchient-young Doctor but less of the quirky weirdness of Smih and instead a timed out tired Doctor, he could also be quite alien in a posh aristocratic way imagine. I imagine the humour with this Doctor to be a bit similar to Thor's in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some reason (not however I have not seen Ragnarok yet). They could get away with writing Molony in a zanier way than the two options above I guess.
    Nigel Havers
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    Someone else I've talked about as the Doctor for quite a long time, although not as long as Molony. I'm not as hot on this choice as I once was, but I'd still be happy to see him in the role. To my mind, he'd be a Doctor very reminiscent of Jon Pertwee...maybe it's the voice. I could see him play a charming, maybe another dandy Doctor too. However maybe Havers doesn't have the calibre to pull off the role, I'm not sure, his roles in the past as far as I'm aware haven't quite been at the same level as something such as Doctor Who.
    Jason Flemyng
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    Ginger at last! Someone else I've talked about being the Doctor since prior to Matt Smith leaving, has sort of alternated between him, Molony and Idris Elba (who I no longer see as quite the right choice for the Doctor) being my top choices for the role for a long time. I could see Flemyng pull off a vast variety of different Doctors, I could most easily see him playing a rather jokey, cheeky Doctor however. I imagine the usual NuWho zaney writing would work with Flemyng, if they didn't want to stray too far from the traditional style of writing, Flemyng could be a pretty good choice.
    Ben Daniels
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    Runner up for the Twelfth Doctor, I reckon Daniels deserves a shot at the Doctor again. After seeing snippets of him in the (what I found to be boring) Exorcist series, I think he has the gravitas for a role such as the Doctor. I could see him hark back to "tougher" Doctors like Eccleston, definitely worth being taken a look at for the Doctor again.

    That's all I can think of for now. As you can tell, I don't particularly want another young energetic "tigger" Doctor, and have chosen (other than Molony) varying degrees of older Doctors, most of them of which would be calmer and more restrained by NuWho standards. As you can also see, there are no women on this list. I was against the casting of a woman as the Doctor, mostly out of fear over how the writing would handle it (here's hoping Chibnall can deal with it maturely) along with the casting being made purely out of feminist agenda and a desperate grab to get ratings up again. However I've sort've gradually become less...wary of the gender switch, and I'm not one of the "I'll never watch the show again" fans. However for the purposes of this list I simply cannot think of a woman I'd cast as the Doctor, and also after the first female Doctor I think it would make sense to go back to a male Doctor (if any of you brand me sexist for this, reminder Chibnall was only ever going to cast a female Doctor). Honourable mentions though would be Eva Green (who would have been my joint top choice for a female Doctor, but I'd by FAR prefer to see her as a Master/Missy, as I feel she'd portray a bad guy far better than a goodie, she'd be wasted as a Doctor when she could be a Master. Unlike Missy, she could actually play intimidating and sinister very well, and actually make the character feel like a threat again), and my second female honourable mention would be Hayley Attwell, who initially I'd have preferred to see as a companion, but nowadays I'd be open to seeing her as a Doctor, but I stand by my reasoning that it would make sense to have one or two male Doctors in between two female Doctors (in the future, maybe as the 15th Doctor I'd be very enthusiastic to see her in the role). Another honourable mention would be Idris Elba, who I once wanted as the Doctor but after further thought have decided it wouldn't really quite work that well. Same goes for Danny Dyer which I remember suggesting for 13, which in hindsight is a pretty crappy idea. I can't think of a specific actor, but a geeky 20-30 something Asian Doctor would also be really cool.
     
  10. JasonJ

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    If we are open to the idea of an historically male character being played by and portrayed as a woman, we should be equally as open to different nationalities as well. Between a British actor/actress and an American one, the only discernible difference on screen is going to be the dialect/accent.

    Case in point, made. That would be an interesting choice, and not a bad one either, I don't think.

    I think production would be difficult with a child, as child labor laws would probably come into play with working hours and such. But it would be interesting to have a mid-teenage Doctor...
     
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    It would be ridiculous and the show would be relegated to fairy tales and magic even worse than it was during Capaldi's run.
     
  12. Jayson1

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    I assure you we Americans are real and not made up. We,exist. I know because I saw one once. Also their magical powers kre greatly exargerated. They are only capable of flight if it is really windy, outside. Jason
     
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    He might be good. But he would definately need young/energetic companions to offset more calm Doctor. Might play the Doctor a lot like Eccleston.
     
  14. JasonJ

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    I hardly think so. I imagine someone aged 18-22 really, think Colin Morgan in the BBC's Merlin. After all, as people keep reminding us, Doctor Who is a kids show after all. Besides, isn't already "fairy tales and magic", from a certain point of view? Hell, regeneration and the energy it produces sure looks magical on screen... although I would want Who to remain more science-y than go full fantasy style.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I'm pretty much looking for tbh. A young energetic companion to contrast him would work best, would be nice to see the Doctor confused by a lot of what his companions say, a nice reversal of a companion usually being confused by what the Doctor says.
     
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    If I'm in the mood for Grimm's Fairy Tales, I'll just go read some of them. I don't need them mixed up in my Doctor Who viewing.
     
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    I wouldn't say no to Jenna Coleman taking on the role of The Doctor, as I doubt her playing The Doctor would be the same as her playing Clara.

    Given the ethnic breakdown of the UK, and because the second largest ethnic group in the country are from Asia (and more specifically India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) I would personally prefer, in say five years or so when it looks like Jodie is stepping down and if the BBC/Producers decide to cast a man in the role, maybe Shazad Latif or if they do cast a woman, Parminder Nagra - and given that she'll be in her late 40's in five years times, which would be another kettle of fish for the ingreds to get their heads around.
     
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    I'd say Eddie Redmayne from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be a good The Doctor.

    I changed my mind. I want Stephen Merchant to be the next The Doctor after Jodie Whittaker.
     
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