The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special is coming up soon! Okay, so it’s coming in November, but we may or may not be counting down. We’ve already gotten word that some of our favorite characters will be guest-starring in this episode, including *gasp* Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) and David Tennant (the 10th Doctor)! After we stopped shrieking in excitement that Rose is coming back, we started thinking about some other characters we want to make triumphant returns on Who. There have been some awesome guest stars over the past few seasons. Who would you most like to see on the 50th Anniversary Special? Check out our picks below, then let us know your faves in the comments!
played by Zoe Wanamaker
Cassandra technically died in the last episode she was in, but that doesn’t matter! The Doctor has a time machine, for goodness’ sake! Cassandra’s a totally amazing villain — we love the way she showcases the vanity and selfishness that humans can develop. Plus, we really just want to hear her say, “Moisturize me!” one last time.
Madame de Pompadour
played by Sophia Myles
We loved Madame de Pompadour’s story arc, and we were pretty bummed that it had to end after a single episode. Seriously, the Doctor yelling, “I just snogged Madame de Pompadour” AND a horse on a spaceship? What more could you ask for? We could be in luck with this one: Myles hinted last spring that she might be doing something Who-related.
played by Mark Williams
As much as we hate thinking about Amy and Rory’s departure from the show, we can’t quite forget that Rory’s dad, Brian, has a completely unresolved storyline. Poor guy, staying home to water the plants while his son and daughter-in-law get trapped in the past forever. We’d love to see him get a little closure. The fact that he’s a fantastic character (and Mr. Weasley, to boot) just makes us want him back even more.
played by John Simm
The Master’s another character who never quite got a satisfactory ending. After all his villainy and crazy antics, we never find out definitively what happened to him. If he were to come back somehow, would he be good or evil? Would he regenerate again? Would he bring other Time Lords with him? So many possibilities!
played by Carey Mulligan
Even though she was only in one episode, Sally is one of the show’s most memorable characters. She managed to hold her own against the Weeping Angels. And as little as we’d want to see the Angels come back, we’d definitely want Sally on the Doctor’s side if he had to face off against a similarly nefarious villain.
played by John Barrowman
Okay, so we might be getting a little greedy here. Captain Jack’s been in a lot of Doctor Who episodes already, and he even got his own spinoff series. But it’s been way too long since we’ve seen him on the original Who. He’s one of our very favorite characters, and we miss his unwavering loyalty and his flirtatious ways.
Which Doctor Who guest stars would you most like to see in the 50th Anniversary Special (or in future episodes)? Let us know in the comments!
Doctor and Rose GIF from Here Comes the Sun