I’m a Doctor Who fan, and recently Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor) announced that he will be departing the show during this year’s Christmas Special episode. While Smith isn’t my favorite Doctor, he’s in my top five and I’ll be a little sad to see him go. Having a very young actor playing a 900 year old Time Lord was fun to watch, and Smith brought something new to a series that sometimes has a hard time finding new things to do. South Park could have easily tweaked the “Simpsons Did It” episode into “Doctor Who Did It” instead, for example.
Sci-fi fan site IO9 has a post that proposes bunch of characteristics that the next actor to play the Doctor should have. The post’s author, Charlie Jane Anders suggests an older actor, a darker and more angry personality for the Doctor, and so on. Anders’ most interesting suggestion, however, is that BBC consider regenerating the Doctor into a woman.
It’s apparently not impossible, as the episode “The Doctor’s Wife” indicates that a Time Lord known as the Corsair had regenerated as both male and female. And frankly I think it’s a fun idea.
So, what actresses do you think could pull off playing the Doctor in his first, likely very awkward female incarnation?