An amazing write up at scifind.com put together a list of female doctors
and it was a much more interesting reading than I expected. Then of course a flippant comment on Twitter and I've spent the last two hours pouring over a list of Doctors had it been created in Australia.
1st Doctor - Chips Rafferty
I struggled with this, mostly because my knowledge of the sixties comes from American television. I had a vague recognition of Chips Rafferty from an obtuse and confusing scene in a locally written play but no real idea of if he could pull off the role, until I watched this piece of magic from the film 'They're a Weird Mob
'. The writing is just so good.
2nd - Pete Smith
At the time he was mostly known for his voiceover work but he'd be a brilliant replacement for Patrick Troughton
3rd - Peter Finch
Best known for his work in 'Network' screaming that he's not going to take it anymore.
4th - Ross Higgins
Okay. Go with me on this one. Take Ted Bullpitt from Kingswood country and strip him of the racism. huh? HUH?!! Yeah.
5th - Grant Dodwell
TV's Mr. Niceguy in the early eighties. Imagine if he'd been saved from 'Willing and Able'.
6th - Paul Chubb
No stranger to portraying a colourful alien
7th - Gary MacDonald
Is an accomplished comic actor with a dark streak. Put a question mark bowler hat on that head and you're laughing.
8th - Geoffrey Rush
Tell me it wouldn't have been a tragedy for this man to only get one shitty Doctor Who arrow to his bow.
9th - David Wenham
The gritty reboot with a gritty earnest leading man. Though he might have some trouble hitting the manic highs that Christopher Eckleston did.
10th - Eric Bana
Look into those dreamy eyes. He can be goofy. Just look at Full Frontal from the nineties. And he was masterful in Chopper. Man, Now I want him to put on a British accent and be the next doctor.
The 11th Doctor?
You're not going to like this, but it's perfect. Damn it...
Awkward, lanky, big chin. And he's just as irritating without a script as Matt Smith is.