As the new season of Doctor Who approaches, fans are wondering what kind of Doctor will emerge from the TARDIS. We’re being promised a darker, less chummy Doctor, but also a hugely enthusiastic and energetic one.
The Sixth Doctor
Here’s a story that, while not part of Doctor Who canon, introduces a bizarre possibility to a fictional realm that is already well served with bizarre possibilities. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin:
Note: some of these characters do appear in subsequent novelizations, comic books and audiobooks, but there is debate about whether they are part of the canon of Doctor Who fact, so we’ll stick to the TV stories to confirm whether …
This Sunday, an event that has only happened eleven times in the past 50 years will happen again. An actor or actress will be confirmed as the new Doctor in Doctor Who.
For a huge variety of reasons that it’s probably best not to linger on here, the years during which Colin Baker played the irascible Sixth Doctor were not uniformly happy ones for his character or for Doctor Who.