The Twelfth Doctor Who has been chosen and guess what? It is another man. Not that we have anything against men, but would it have been too much to ask for a woman to be the next Doctor? For a show that tends to be progressive (remember Torchwood was a spin-off), Doctor Who can still be pretty stodgy at times. Color us disappointed! Even if it had been just half a season, couldn’t the Doctor have morphed into an intelligent woman with perhaps a male traveling companion this time? Or even a female traveling companion? I’m confident that the Doctor Who audience would have been able to handle the extra estrogen. After all, it has been the female traveling companions that have often stolen the spotlight many times over the years – River Song, Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, and yes, even Martha Jones, just to name a few.
But alas, the BBC has disappointed us with the news that the Twelfth Doctor will be played by Peter Capaldi. Yet, we can’t help but lament, and wonder, if there was ever a chance for a female Doctor Who, who would we have picked? Below are 5 front-runners in our mind. And hey, perhaps there is always hope for the Thirteenth Doctor.
1. Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray may be busy playing an alien on Defiance, and H.G. Wells on Warehouse 13, but there is one role she was born to play and that could be the next Doctor Who. She has got it all, the sass, the smarts, and the sex appeal. There was even a brief time on Twitter when some were campaigning for her to be the next Who. Oh well, we can only hope Stahma gets her just desserts in time for the 13th regeneration.
2. Rachel Shelly
She is one of those actresses that you have seen everywhere, but don’t remember from where exactly. Rachel has got the charm and wits to be the next Doctor Who. She is already pretty familiar with magic, thanks to a brief stint on Once Upon a Time as Rumplestiltskin frustrated wife.
3. Eva Green
Eva is well versed in the world of fantasy and mind games, having played everyone from Morgan on Camelot to one of James Bond’s love interests. So you might say that knowing how to outwit and maneuver dangerous foes comes second nature to this vixen. A tormented Doctor Who makes for delicious television. Not too mention – talk about adding a little va-va-voom to that boring old Tardis!
4. Lenora Crichlow
Lenora also knows a thing or two about being stuck in between dimensions. Her character on the british version of Being Human was a ghost, and having to communicate without being seen was no easy task. She also proved to be the ultimate hero in the series. As a Doctor Who, she would bring to the table humanity, humor, and a much needed dose of diversity to a typically white Doctor Who world.
5. Kristin Scott Thomas
Looking for a sophisticated Doctor Who? One who has seen and done it all, but still looks great? Kristin can bring that sophisticated and brainy Doctor Who to the forefront, and she wears her age very well. After all, a mature Doctor would react a little less hasty and think about the big picture before jetting off to the next time zone. And lets’ face it, she knows how to deal with English Patients.