Who Should Be the Next Doctor: Nathan Fillion?
Following up on my last post where I proposed DOCTOR Bashir, Alexander Siddig, should be the next DOCTOR, I now offer up my next candidate, Nathan Fillion.
First off, WHY NOT AN
AMERICAN NON BRITISH DOCTOR? Everyone is clamoring for a black Doctor or a female Doctor (don’t worry, I will too), but all the suggestions I have seen have been British. North America is best (amiright?) so why not have the newest Doctor regenerate as a n North American? Come on guys! (Props to Jaguars Soul for pointing out that Mal is Canadian.. I have edited where needed)
All kidding aside, Nathan Fillion would be a tremendous choice to put on the bowtie and chucks. Just like Siddig, Ole’ Captain Mal has a very broad acting range, from the funny, goofy to the down right scary and fearsome. If I am the first person to ever tell you this, than please let me know and we can have a conversation, Nathan Fillion starred on a little show called Firefly (bring it back!) where he played as the flawed, but lovable Captain Malcolm Reynolds, but he has had numerous other TV and movie roles, most notably Castle.
I think Fillion’s great strength is that he doesn’t, and in turn his characters don’t, take themselves too seriously. The Doctor’s of Doctor Who have always demonstrated this, they always seem to know their limits, but are continuously able to over come those through guile and, more often than not, luck. This humble attitude is perhaps why the character is so endearing, yet fun to watch. But, Mal can bring the hammer (get it) down when needed. Look at the last fight in Serenity, or “The Train Job.” There is a deep anger and fury that Fillion has brought to his characters that I believe will serve our fair Doctor well.
Now, and I don’t need to say this, Nathan Fillion will not be cast as the next Doctor for a number of reasons BUT that doesn’t belie the fact that he would be great in the role… hey a girl can dream right?
As always, let me know your thoughts, suggestions, criticisms (compliments?) in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter. Here is hoping we don’t know the next Doctor for a while, this speculating is just too much fun!
Do you think Nathan Fillion would be a good 12th Doctor?