This picture of Maggie Smith as The Doctor is amazing. And just one of some insanely great casting suggestions.
In response to this post looking at, and then dismantling, the objections to casting a woman as The Doctor, we started to put together a working casting list of women we'd love to see in the role. As commenter Craig Michael Ranapia noted "The perfect person to play The Doctor is the one who walks into the audition room and when they're done you just couldn't imagine anyone else in the role."
Besides Maggie Smith, as suggested (via photoshop) by commenter ponyprincess above, here are just some of the women that we could see doing exactly that:
Claudia Black - AdxLib
Tilda Swinton - KwesiJ
Tatiana Maslany - Sajanas1
Emma Thompson or Thandie Newton - Matt Barbot
Dame Judy Dench or Helen Mirren - Michael Schultz
Have a favorite pick or someone you want to add to the list? Tell us now in the comments.