SciFi Q of the Day: Women Doctors

SciFi Question of the Day (Via Tor.com) If a woman were to play Doctor Who, would you like to see… Emma Watson or Hellen Mirren? Or someone else?

Facebook Answers:  

  David Gardner   Helena Bonham Carter might be able to pull that off too.

  AmyBeth Fredricksen   Oooh! I hadn’t thought of her but… YES!

  Geri Bressler   I could do Helena Bonham Carter

  AmyBeth Fredricksen   Really? Wait… what?

  Geri Bressler   OK, I could have probably phrased that better LOL

  David Gardner   I think you phrased it perfectly!

Google Plus Answers:

  Thomas Sanjurjo  –  Oh good lord, at first I said, “no”

…then I saw Tilda Swinton.

  AmyBeth Inverness  –  Tilda tis the point of the article!

  Thomas Sanjurjo  –  Could these perhaps be incarnations of River, though…

  AmyBeth Inverness  –  I thought of that too…

  Roy Anderson  –  Oh wow…this is a TOUGH one. I mean, first off, it can’t be one of the standardized Hollywood unreal model types. Aka, not hot, sexy, etc. Looks are never where the Doctor’s attraction (IMO) comes from. You might find a Doc attractive after-the-fact, but it’s rarely lust at first sight (I’m making assumptions here lol I am hetero so I might be talkin out my ass).

Secondly, it would have to be a quirky, weird female.Thirdly, I don’t think it would work if the actress were already well-known, so definitely someone from outta nowhere.I insta-rejected all the females in the article save one…Tilda could pull it off, I think. I would need to actually see her act though before I made my judgement. 🙂

  Shelly Immel  –  What a fun question! Agree w/ +Roy Anderson – it’s not about conventional hotness, it’s about quirky and engaging and ability to portray some subtle layers. So an actress w/ chops is necessary, and for that reason, I wouldn’t want to write off all established actresses.

Of those suggested, I was liking Helen Mirren a LOT…but that bottom photo of Tilda was extremely convincing. Helen would be an awfully nice change of pace, though.

  Roy Anderson  –  +Shelly Immel Helen was a potential runner-up for me Shelly. She’s not at all quirky looking, but she might very well act quirky. Older Doctors work well, as a rule, so she could probably pull it off.

  Shelly Immel  –  Yep, she’s up for quirky and I agree w/ you about older Doctors working well. It will be fun if they ever actually decide to give us a female lead.

  Steve Turnbull  –  Or Chiwetel Ejiofor, he’d be awesome.

(Helen or Tilda – and not Emma, not enough life experience to make it work.)

  Roy Anderson  –  From a background lore perspective, is this even possible? I’m not hip to the long-term history of the series. Is the Doctor—as an alien—male? Or has his race been referenced as being unisexual, etc.?

  Sarah Rios  –  Now that I’ve seen Tilda in the article I can’t think of anyone else. She’s even got the right hair.  

  Chris Goodwin  –  If one of the choices is Helen Mirren, then she is the correct answer. Always.

  Mark Strock  –  I was reading other stories about the potential new companion being the actress who played Mdme De pompadour. maybe she could end up being the 12th doctor. I however believe that 11 is now 1 since Amy rebooted the universe in “The Big Bang”

  AmyBeth Inverness  –  I was confused for a moment… thinking that Amy Farrah Fowler rebooted the universe…

  michael interbartolo  –  hmm I would be okay with most of these choices, but would they commit to being the Doctor for several season? is Smith’s regeneration going to reset the 13 regeneration clock or did River do that in the Hitler episode? I am all for the woman casting as long as it doesn’t end up being a stunt casting and burn a regen in only one season.

  Thomas Sanjurjo  –  I hope the regen didn’t reset. I’d like to see how they wrap the Doctor up. I hate to be morbid, but without the implied mortality he is a pretty worthless character, totally alien.

  michael interbartolo  –  +Thomas Sanjurjo I am just thinking that some of River’s 13 regens were given to the Doctor to save him so maybe he just got a few more. not saying he became immortal.

  Thomas Sanjurjo  –  Ah, well that’s probably a likely scenario. She’s had at least three of her own, but did all of the rest of hers go to saving the doctor? So that would be 10 more for him?

  Mark Strock  –  Well he is already 1100 years old as of last season

I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.

The previous SciFi Q of the Day is Transmitted Power

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The next SciFi Q of the Day is Nirgal Vallis


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4 Responses to SciFi Q of the Day: Women Doctors

  1. Oi – I am so not a Doctor Who fan… I really wanted to comment on this post in a meaningful way, but I am out of my depth! Great concept – you obviously have lots of like minded friends!

  2. I thought of another good question: Since a day on Mars is only about a half hour longer than an Earth day, would it make sense for their hours and minutes to be identical to Earth’s? Would their clocks then simply have a “resting time” for 37 1/2 minutes, beginning with “End of Day Midnight” and ending with “Start of Day Midnight” ???

  3. Pingback: SciFi Q of the Day: Nirgal Vallis | AmyBeth Inverness

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