Russell T Davies Envisions 13th Doctor’s Successors
He may have exited Doctor Who almost a decade ago now, but that hasn’t stopped former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies seemingly envisioning what the future of the show may bring.
In the new Target novelisation of his 2005 Doctor Who episode Rose (pictured, out now), Davies even appears to conjure up exactly who he thinks is next after Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor.
Via the Radio Times: “In the broadcast version of the [2005 opening] episode, Rose (Billie Piper) goes to meet an obsessive fan of the Doctor called Clive (Mark Benton), who has uncovered pictures of Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor throughout history that convince him of the Time Lord’s immortality.
“In Davies’s updated text, however, Clive’s pictures also include previous incarnations of the Doctor – mainly Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor … And with the benefit of hindsight, Davies also fills in a few of the Ninth Doctor’s successors … [and] creates NEW incarnations of the Time Lord as well, who would presumably follow Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor.”
The key passage in question:
Rose saw a photo of a man with a fantastic jaw, dressed in a tweed jacket and bow tie. Then Clive kept the sequence going; an older, angry man in a brown caretaker’s coat, holding a mop; a blonde woman in braces running away from a giant frog in front of Buckingham Palace; a tall, bald black woman wielding a flaming sword; a young girl or boy in a hi-tech wheelchair with what looked like a robot dog at their side…
So there you have it!