As a big old nerd I wholeheartedly recognize and appreciate that the realm of genre (science fiction, fantasy, horror, action/adventure) TV has always been very progressive and ahead of the curve in pop culture when it comes to LGBTQ representation and over the years I have become a major fanboy of many of the LGBTQ characters that have appeared on those TV shows. So in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month I figured I’d share some of that love with this list of my favorite characters from some of my favorite TV shows.
Whenever an actor leaves the role of The Doctor on DOCTOR WHO the speculation about who will be the replacement actor reaches a serious fever pitch. Since Peter Capaldi made it known that he would be leaving the role the gossip has tagged everyone from Tilda Swinton to Chiwetal Ejiofor as the next Doctor. Just this past week alone there have been “breaking news” stories claiming that has been filled already. First up being reported as the new Doctor was Kris Marshall (finally a ginger!) known for his roles in the film LOVE ACTUALLY and the TV show DEATH IN PARADISE but that bit of “news” was quickly followed-up with the breaking report that CHEWING GUM creator and star Michaela Coel was going to be the 13th Doctor. So basically all reports are just rubbish gossip and the role is still waiting to be filled. With that in mind I present to you my own picks for who I think would make wonderful additions to the list of actors who have played the role of The Doctor.
March 26, 2005 saw the relaunch (after a 15 year hiatus) of the fan favorite DOCTOR WHO franchise to TV screens under the creative auspices of QUEER AS FOLK helmer Russell T. Davies. From that debut, New Who has become an even bigger phenomenon than it was in its first iteration on both sides of the pond. So I figured this occasion was as good a time as any to make a list of some of my favorite things from New Who.
It is a Murphy bed which elevates its coolness right off the bat and then add in the fact that is is made to look like The Doctor’s TARDIS while folded up and when released the bed linens are made up to look like The Tenth Doctor’s outfit (complete with his catchphrase monogrammed onto the bed spread)…well it becomes a thing of nerdy dreams.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100% (Critics) / 93% (Audience)
Directed By: Ben Wheatley
Written By: Stephen Moffat
Starring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman
Synopsis:Season 8 begins with Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. In the opener, the Doctor and Clara are in Victorian London where a dinosaur is on the loose and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions take place. (Source)
Actually the show needs more evil Time Lords to be exact. And I am not talking about an old mainstay evil Time Lord like The Master either. I like The Master and his arcs on nuWho have been really fun but it is time for some of the criminally ignored, old school evil Time Lords to get their moments in the sun on nuWho.