Sunday, 4 August 2013

DOCTOR WHO: PETER CAPALDI IS THE 12TH DOCTOR

The BBC have announced via a live special that Peter Capaldi, star of The Thick Of It and numerous other high quality shows (as well as a lifelong DW fan) is to take over from Matt Smith as the 12th Doctor at the climax to this year's Christmas special!

This is absolutely wonderful news. It's time for a more mature Doctor, a new direction and some new adventures. Matt Smith has done a wonderful job in the role since taking over from David Tennant, but the time is right for a regeneration, and Peter Capaldi is the PERFECT choice for the new Doctor.

Peter has some serious acting chops and is able to run the gamut of drama, comedy, rage and sensitivity. Yes, he's been in Doctor Who before, but that never stopped Colin Baker or Freema Agyeman from getting starring roles, did it?

And it's wonderful that the 12th Doctor is being played by a more mature, very sophisticated actor who will hopefully echo the earliest Doctors, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee.

The internet is already awash with opinions on his casting, and thus I'll add my on: Peter Capaldi is a brilliant actor and will be a brilliant Doctor. Hold back your fears. This is going to be incredible.

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