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. Last month I told you who I thought the Fifth Doctor was in real life. Well, this month I’ve chosen someone just as worthy.
The Sixth Doctor: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson was chosen because of oh-so many reasons. One is for his often dubious, but always spacetastic outfits that are almost as crazy as Colin Baker‘s tactless coat. Another is that, for those who follow his twitter, he has a fantastic, if not a little sarcastic, sense of humor. Lastly, I’m pretty sure if NDT let his hair grow, it would be a fro to challenge Baker’s.
But really, Tyson would get a spot on this list no matter what for his amazing contributions to the popularization of science in recent days. After all, what good are science fiction shows like Doctor Who if they aren’t about inspiring us to pursue the wonders of the universe?
From his appearances on The Daily Show, to his numerous contributions to education television, Neil Degrasse Tyson deserves every accolade he gets.
But really, despite holding positions at Princeton or Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, his greatest contribution, and reason that he is on this list that has to do with Doctor Who in real life, is his endeavors to bring us a new Cosmos series (with Seth MacFarlane). Wait. Did I say Cosmos? You mean, the series by Carl Sagan, the man sciencefiction.com listed as the 2nd Doctor? Why yes! He is a regeneration of Carl Sagan. Therefore, he must definitely be the Doctor!