When Peter Capaldi announced recently that his portrayal of Doctor Who was influenced by David Bowie, I came up with the following list of doppelgangers. (UPDATE: full descriptions are in “Comments” below because the plug-in I used now cuts off after 1st line.):
My picks are more about thematic connections than physical resemblances, hence a few weird/controversial choices. I probably thought about this more than I should have, but I’m still sure I left out someone good. Sorry if your favorite rocker didn’t make the cut.
Also, I haven’t seen every Who episode, so I don’t make any claims to comprehensive knowledge here. I hope full seasons of 60s-80s material will become more readily available.
More than anything, making this list proved to me that an overtly Bowie-ish Doctor was overdue.