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Whoopi Goldberg asked The BBC to let her star in Doctor Who…

February 6th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Star Trek: The Next Generation star Whoopi Goldberg wanted to be part of another major sci-fi franchise… Doctor Who.

The actress, speaking on David Tennant’s Podcast (below), revealed that she approached the BBC years ago for a stab at playing the iconic Timelord: “The idea of that just so made me happy. But they were like, ‘Um, no.'”

We know now, of course, that we finally have a female Doctor in the form of Jodie Whittaker and the fans had long championed Olivia Colman for the role.

“I always felt like science fiction predicted the future,” Goldberg continues, “Whether it was climate change, hand computers or being able to move around in different dimensions.”

Of course, Goldberg has been vocal about wanting to be part of the show before, telling The Radio Times in 2017 that she would have at least liked a cameo on the show, adding to The Sun: “I like the idea of doing things the way y’all do them, you do some really fun stuff like Black Mirror or, you know, I’m still dying to do Doctor Who.”

Honestly, we think Goldberg would have the makings of a good Doctor in her and, with her Trek background, she is no stranger to big sci-fi franchises.

Perhaps in the future Goldberg will get her chance to play the iconic role… and as long as the writing’s good and she has a unique take on the character that works, we say bring it on!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….