The most recent rumour to hit the internet is that Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy might be directing an episode of long running cult TV series Doctor Who. This got us thinking about which other directors should get involved and helm an episode of the show! Here are a few people we think could make a great episode, regardless of whether they would or not…

Who Should Guest-Direct an Episode of Doctor Who?

James Cameron

When you think of great time travel films, you think Terminator, and who’s responsible for those films? James Cameron. The good ones at least. He’s made plenty of great sci-fi films, and plenty of fun films too, so if he could find a few months between filming Avatar 2, 3 and 4, this could be a great fit.

Who Should Guest-Direct an Episode of Doctor Who?

Neill Blomkamp

His reputation might be a bit tarnished after Chappiebut Neill Blomkamp is definitely an inventive genre director. Even though his films aren’t always universally loved, there are always some cool ideas in there, plus we might get to see Sharlto Copley as The Master…

Who Should Guest-Direct an Episode of Doctor Who?

Robert Zemeckis

After the commercial failure of The WalkZemeckis’s name clearly doesn’t have the same kind of pull it once did, but the man behind the Back to the Future trilogy seems like a natural fit with this kind of property.

Who Should Guest-Direct an Episode of Doctor Who?

Alex Garland

Garland has been a writer in the movie industry for years, but his directorial début Ex Machina showed everyone exactly what he was capable of when sitting in the directors chair. He’s got some great sci-fi credits to his name, and this could be another one.

Who Should Guest-Direct an Episode of Doctor Who?

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle has some strange credits to his name. He’s done live theatre, and he did the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, so it’s not out of the question that he might direct a special episode of Doctor Who.

Who would you like to see direct an episode of Doctor Who? Do you like any of our suggestions? Share any thoughts in the comments.