‘Doctor Who’ in Real Life: The First Doctor

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 04:30 pm GMT -5 by

Do you ever wonder what if the Doctor exists, and walks among us? That Torchwood is real, and the television show Doctor Who is just an elaborate cover up ? If the answer to that is yes, ever wonder who he might be?

Well, in the grand tradition of me not wanting to discern between fact and fiction, let me tell you exactly who I think the Doctor is.

First Doctor: Michio Kaku

It should be pretty obvious why I chose Michio Kaku as the First Doctor. I mean, just look at the silver mane. It’s almost like he and William Hartnell’s hair were twins separated at birth. But, if that’s not enough to convince you, let’s go over the career of Michio Kaku.

Michio Kaku built an atom smasher in his garage as a science project in high school, and then went on to graduate summa cum laude from Harvard, got his PHD at Berkely, and then, if that wasn’t enough, became one of the most famous theoretical physicists of our era. All you need to do is turn on the Science Channel. If he’s not there, wait ten minutes. He’ll be there. In any case, his love for science is absolutely infectious, and though I really owe my love for the cosmos to Carl Sagan, it is Kaku that keeps that love passionate.

Also, if none of that convinces you, the cover of his audio book, Physics of the Impossible, is a dead give away:

After writing Physics of the Impossible, Kaku went on to write Physics of the Future, which predicts what our technology would bring in the next 100 years. Wait…. He’s the Doctor. Did I say “predicts”? I mean he knows what the future will bring.

If that’s not convincing enough, then listen to what he has to say on time travel:

And if that’s not enough, Kaku knows how to contact extraterrestrials, as evidenced by this video:

He is very obviously the Doctor.

For those of you are interested in Michio Kaku, I highly suggest you check out his podcast, Explorations. It, behind The Infinite Monkey Cage, is my favorite science-based podcast. Give it a listen, even if you don’t think he’s the Doctor, because seriously… Michio Kaku is awesome.

So, let’s see if you all are time travelers. Who do you think the Second Doctor is going to be?