Doctor, Doctor, Gimme the Breaking News: Has the 12th been found?
Here’s a little late breaking news to spice up your Sunday, Evil Geeks: Could it be that the above pictured ponderous looking chap is indeed the next Doctor?!?! Multiple online news outlets, including The Telegraph UK, are reporting that 35-year-old Rory Kinnear has been offered the opportunity to replace the outgoing Matt Smith. This however has not been confirmed by anyone at the BBC, but sources say that Kinnear has been offered the part and that the BBC is waiting to hear his acceptance. Kinnear is probably best known here in the US as MI6 Agent Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.
I’ll admit, I can see him i the role of the Doctor. I’m a big fan of Matt Smith’s comedic styling of the Doctor, but Kinnear looks like he’d bring more of a seriousness and intensity to the part, so it’d be an interesting take. I’m giving him the preliminary C-Mart Seal of Approval (the Walrus of Approval is out for cleaning this week), pending verification of his accepting the role. Of course, how bad ass would it be if John Hurt just did one season as the future version of the Doctor before handing the torch to someone else? Come on BBC, let’s get on that. I promise I only want a producer credit on the episodes… and maybe a small honorarium, as well as a free lifetime pass to The Doctor Who Experience… and a TARDIS. Not a real one, just a replica. Karen Gillan has to deliver it though. I digress, once we know whether or not this is the next inhabitant of the TARDIS, we’ll be sure to let you know. Until then, make sure you keep the parking brake on when you take off or land!
All images and characters depicted are copyright of their respective owners.