Last year, Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat entertained the idea of casting a woman as the 12th version of everyone’s favourite Time Lord. But let’s imagine, for a moment, that the role of Doctor Who has always been female. Who would you have selected to don the hat, scarf and dimension-bending phone box?
If you’re having trouble coming up with names, don’t worry, Alasdair Stuart over at SciFind has done the hard work for you, crafting an alternate reality where all 11 Doctors were played by women.
If you’re a little fuzzy on the personalities he mentions, Stuart accompanies each one with a fictionalised biography, detailing the actress’ contribution to the mythos. Here’s an example where instead of David Tennant, comedian Sue Perkins bears the mantle of the 10th Doctor:
10th Doctor-Sue Perkins
Fans still reeling from the 9th Doctor’s surprise exit were more than a little surprised to see Sue Perkins step into the role. In stark contrast to Suranne Jones’ mercurial, often grim take on the role, Perkins brought a lightness of touch and cheerful eccentricity that hadn’t been seen since the Grenfell years. Complete with brainyspecs, a new found joy in her work and remarkable chemistry with Rose, the 10th Doctor was a massive hit. The burgeoning romance between Rose and the Doctor, heartbreakingly cut short in ‘Doomsday’ and revived in ‘Journey’s End’, was praised by fans and critics alike, as Perkins became the first openly gay Doctor in the show’s history. Her final episodes, featuring the return of Sheridan Smith as the demented Mistress (Having regenerated from an award-winning cameo by Dame Judi Dench as Professor Yana), remain two of the highest rated episodes in the show’s history.
If you’d like to read up on the others, head on over to SciFind.