When the news broke this weekend that Matt Smith would be leaving Doctor Who, I immediately heard howls of despair from friends in fandom. For my part, after the fifth time or so, the trauma of a new Doctor inspires less fear and uncertainty than it does speculation about who should take the role next. Rupert Grint? Patterson Joseph? Ryota Ozawa? How about Helen Mirren as our first female Doctor? It’s a nerd wonderland, a beautiful time when we can all pretend we know best, and recast the role of our favorite imaginary friend with the face of a beloved actor.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is sad that the 12th Doctor won’t get to work alongside the Brigadier, asking: What actor/actress would you cast as your ideal Twelfth Doctor?