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Published on July 31st, 2012 | by Scott Varnham

The First Eleven Doctors As Time Ladies

Some crazed soul on Tumblr (Gladys S of Rockets Surgery) has turned her active imagination and love of Doctor Who to drawing. To add fuel to the continuing fire of  “can there be a female Doctor?” arguments, she’s depicted the first 11 as women to see how it would’ve turned out.

The results are…intriguing, to say the least.

Some of the Doctors look a bit odd (Seven’s appearance is reminiscent of the time when Due South‘s Benton Fraser was ‘forced’ to dress in drag for an episode) but the whole collection is well worth a look and she’s got other Doctor Who fan art on her Tumblr. For what it’s worth, she’s captured the “prim and proper” look that one might associate with the First Doctor.

Which is your favourite? Do any of these illustrations persuade you that a lady Doctor could work?

(With thanks to io9!)




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In his spare time, Scott writes for Kasterborous, his personal blog at WordPress and the revived Starburst Magazine. He’s also on Twitter (as @Scott_V_Writer) where he tries to be interesting and verbose in 140 characters.

4 Responses to The First Eleven Doctors As Time Ladies

  1. avatar Drew says:

    I never thought I’d say this, but female Peter Davison and female Paul McGann are hot!

    • avatar Tori Davis says:

      Is it just me or did they perfectly capture five’s innocence?

  2. avatar Steve Andrew says:

    It’s persuaded me that a female Doctor would be great – if she’d been female from the beginning. But a female Doctor now, after eleven male Doctors? I’m still going to need persuading on that one…

    Fantastic images though. :-)

  3. avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

    Jo Grant virtually wears the Fifth Doctor’s costume in ‘The Green Death’…not forgetting Romana’s pink Fourth Doctor costume in Destiny of the Daleks.

    Nice pictures, nice idea. I don’t need any persuading about a female Doctor, personally.

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