"Who" Will Be The Next "Doctor Who"?

By Andrew Bridgman / August 5, 2013

[Note: This article was written prior to the announcement that Peter Capaldi had won the role, and we didn't have time to write a new one after putting hundreds of hours of research and hard work into this article. We spent countless hours in the office discussing potential candidates, investigating rumors, and calculating the odds – but I think the thoroughness of the article should speak for itself. Enjoy!]

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: Matt Smith againOdds: 1:2Notes:
  • The perfect choice – would make us shout "Who-ray!" (like "hooray" but with a Doctor Who twist)
  • Already has a history with the show
  • Tumblr already has a bunch of gifs of him, proving him a worthy candidate

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: Helen MirrenOdds: 1:5Notes:
  • Would be the first female Doctor
  • Beloved actress of film, television, and stage
  • Could bring in an entirely new audience to the show
  • High salary would diminish special effects budget, bringing the show more in line with classic Doctor Who

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: Idris ElbaOdds: 1:10Notes:
  • Would be the first black Doctor
  • Popular and respected veteran of The Wire and Luther
  • Would also be a great choice for the next Walter White when he regenerates at the end of Breaking Bad

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: The Re-Animated Corpse of Tom BakerOdds: 1:400Notes:
  • One of the most popular portrayals of The Doctor ever
  • His multi-colored scarf is one of the most enduring symbols of the show ever
  • Whoa, hold on, Tom Baker is actually still alive?!
  • Bump up his odds to 1:200

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: Benedict CumberbatchOdds: 1:3Notes:
  • Maybe he should just be the main character on every British show
  • It would make things a lot simpler, really

Candidate: That .GIF of David Tennant Bein' Sad in the RainOdds: 1:150Notes:
  • Would save a lot on production costs
  • Every scene would be very dramatic and sad

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: Peter Capsomething (spelling?)Odds: 1:9000Notes:
  • Uh, no way – look at how old he is
  • Also, he was already in an episode
  • I mean – another boring British white guy? BOR-ING.

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: Matt Smith's HairOdds: 1:30Notes:
  • Matt Smith shaved it off, so it can now act independently of him
  • Was the best part of Matt Smith's run anyhow

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