Given that David Tennant regenerates in the second of next year’s special episodes, you’d think the hunt must be well under way for the next Doctor Who. In fact the decision has apparently been made, and the show’s new boss, Steven Moffat – for it is he – is already busy piecing together an introductory story that promises to top the imagination, wit and excitement of ‘The Christmas Invasion’ *and* ‘New Earth’. Should take him around 10 minutes, then.
Anyhow, word is the new Doctor Who is to be played by…erm, somebody whose name begins with the letter J. No, this isn’t another attempt to string out an entry about Doctor Who on the flimsiest bit of irrelevance. J, you say? Jehoshaphat! Let’s review the contenders…
Scottish actor with a cheeky grin who’s able to adopt English accents with ease and likes to play the fool. A shoo-in.
“The entire fabric of space-time…hanging by a thread!”
Worth it to see the uber-fans go completely unhinged.
Don’t worry, it’s not him.
“You don’t want a relationship, Donna, you just want to cut my balls off.”
Scottish actor with a cheeky grin who’s able to etc.
From Mystery Science Theatre 3000. This is more like it. Characters ‘sitting’ in silhouette at the bottom of the screen commenting on each episode (“Tsk, I see Rose is back from the dead – again”)? Ratings gold!
A stunning CGI presentation, by those same people who turned David Tennant into Gollum. “What d’you think of m’new face, b’the way?”