Casting The New Doctor

Lots has happened in the week so lets quickly recap that.

Game of Thrones was amazing.

I wrote an article for big and important website Popjustice, but alas it hasn’t been published yet.

The Apprentice was on.

I didn’t watch it, or blog about it.

I was writing the PJ article instead.

I had a real job interview. It was not like The Apprentice.

I didn’t get the job. Though I looked dapper in a waistcoat.

Matt Smith announced the Christmas Special will be his last on Doctor Who.

To make up for the lack of Apprentice, and to contribute to the internet’s musings over who will replace Smith, I offer the BBC an idea…


Doctor Who Fired

I mean what could possibly go wrong? It is actually genius, think about it…

  • I didn’t watch or write about The Apprentice last week, this is the final piece of evidence that people are getting bored of it, after nine whole series’. This show is like that one, so there is familiarity, and the Who connection will bring in the viewers.
  • The BBC loves gimmicky reality shows, it recommissioned The Voice for a third run this week.
  • It will be television gold. Think of tasks such as trying not to get killed by a Dalek, speaking gibberish really fast, HAMMY ACTING!, pretending that each new Monster of the Week is more dangerous than the last and trying to negotiate Moffat’s convoluted plotting with a straight face.
  • Whilst they are at it, they may want to cast a new companion too. Clara is pretty dull character, so why not have six pretty ladies vie for the role of the companion to give the show sex appeal and bring in more viewers.
  • Whilst they are at doing that other thing they are whilst they are it-ing, why not do a BBC Four spinoff looking for a new showrunner. It’ll be about writers and that’s intellectual. Diversity!
  • The Whoniverse needs some new spinoffs after Confidential and The Sarah Jane Adventures got cancelled, and Torchwood mutated into something that… wasn’t Torchwood. The Beeb is all about brands, identity, expansion and all that. It’s perfect.

So there’s a few of my clearly jokey musings. Hardcore fans and the BBC, do not take this seriously and thereby blacklist me from ever being in your employ. Comments and further ideas are welcome. Thanks for reading!