Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who, and the “Net is abuzz with speculations and thoughts on who will become the 12th Doctor. Not wanting to be outdone, I thought I would chime in on my own recommendation.
In my highly respected opinion, I believe the best choice to be the next Doctor is William Shatner. Here’s why: Shatner has the experience that few other actors have in traveling through time and space. Has Captain Kirk he has traveled back in time to different points in time on Earth, as well as on other worlds, as well as traveled throughout the galaxy.
Shatner’s experience as a time traveler resulted in keeping Earth’s history on course by preventing a peace movement that would result in Nazi domination of the world in “City on the Edge of Forever”. Kirk again saves the future after accidentally interfering with Earth’s timeline in “Tomorrow is Yesterday”. Not to mention saving the whales in ST:IV.
Shatner has battled bug-eyed monsters, including Gorns, Tellarites, Salt Vampires, and lawyers. Oh, wait, the lawyers are from Boston Legal.
Not only has Shatner extensive experience in traveling through time and space (“No, I’m from Iowa. I only work in outer space.”), dealing with aliens, battling gods, he has traveled to other dimensions by entering the Mirror Universe.
Who is more qualified to play the 12th Doctor? What other actor can bring this much experience to the table? I don’t know? Third base!