How To Predict The Next Doctor Who

questionHere is your guide to predicting the next Doctor Who.

A public broadcaster funded by a compulsory fee levied against anyone in the UK who owns a TV set (yes, it’s communism, but it works) the BBC receives less funding than commercial rivals for the amount of content it produces. And recently it’s had government-imposed budget cuts. Basically, the BBC is cheap. It’s getting cheaper. Which means it has to be innovative, instead.

Matt Smith was a relative unknown actor, though I remembered him from Political Animals. He would have cost less to sign than David Tennant, who had had the co-lead in Blackpool and the lead in Russell T DaviesCasanova. But he would have cost less to sign than established serious actor Christopher Eccleston. And, per episode, he’d have cost less than Paul McGann.

What we’re saying is that the BBC are not going to cast Russell Brand, Hugh Grant, Helen Mirren, Idris Elba or basically anyone you’ve heard of as The Doctor. Hell, 50th Anniversary aside, they couldn’t afford David Tennant now. And getting John Hurt, that may be the reason why we’ve had less episodes of late.

Basically the next Doctor will cost the BBC either the same or less than Matt Smith did. Odds are they have appeared in a recent BBC Drama. They’ll have stage work to demonstrate their stamina and commitment. Maybe an award.

And everyone will think that they are completely unsuited for the part when announced. Until the first episode airs and then they are The Doctor. Forever. And that transformation in both the actor and the public’s eye, is priceless.

Unless of course, it’s Kevin Bacon. Yup, it’s bound to be Kevin Bacon.

WBG-with-bkg2-1400-350x350

We Be Geeks Episode 105: Discussing JLAARP With Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner

Descender1

Lemire And Nguyen’s Descender Optioned By Sony

Wednesday Delays To Comics In The UK – Must Be Caught In The Black Vortex

B8Z9XKoCMAAjz7A

So What Was Your #FirstPayingGigInComics ?

Work In A Comic Store? Want To Move Into The New York Comic Industry?

AlteredSavageCovATan (1)

Exclusive First Look At Altered States Doc Savage

MH9

Mike Hawthorne Shares His Process On Quantum And Woody

LostDragonsCover

In Search Of Lost Dragons Gets A Book Trailer

Steve Lieber Raises Thousands For Hero Initiative At Wizard World Portland

Sex, Violence And Ales Kot – This Week’s Zero And Secret Avengers