Sunday, August 4, 2013

The 12th Doctor - Peter Capaldi

Here he is in all his mischievous-looking glory!

Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor!

My first thought: "Wow, he's a bit old... and STILL not ginger!" At 55, he is older than I was hoping for, but really, I can't complain... I was actually a tiny bit worried he might be a woman, so this, this is great. I've never seen this guy in anything besides the episode of Doctor Who he guest-starred in. (By the way, this restores my hopes for Colin Morgan possibly being The Doctor sometime. Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, they can explain away anything!) And he didn't have a huge role in "The Fires of Pompeii" anyway, so now, all I want to do is see him in action! I cannot judge any more until I have -- he certainly has the looks for The Doctor though doesn't he? But here's the real question... the first question... the most important question I will ever ask.... what's he going to wear??? Oh, and what's he catchphrase? Let the speculation begin!

Exciting facial hair? Unlikely.

This is a good look.
Anyway, from his brief interview, he appears to be a nice, energetic fellow. Strangely, and contrary to my novice belief, (This is my first regeneration) my anticipation for Twelve hasn't gone down at all after knowing the actor who is to play him... in fact I think it has gone up quite a bit. So, what do you think? Yay, or nay, or reserving judgement?

6 comments:

  1. I am reserving judgement, but I'm happy that he's an older actor. It will feel more like Classic Doctor Who again. :)

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    1. I'm glad you're happy with his age, I think that's probably what they're trying to do; return to the roots a little bit. :)

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  2. Overall, I believe he will do well. I do agree that he is a bit older than I had hoped. I was terrified that we would have a woman Doctor, fortunately that is not the case. My worry is that he may not have the same fun and humor that all the previous Doctors have had, the constant humor is one of the reasons why Doctor Who is such a great show.

    -James

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    1. I agree completely. And he does seem to have a darker vibe, but I'm sure it'll still have humor too. I imagine he'll be similar to Eccleston in that way. He just won't be goofy like Smith.

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  3. I'm so pleased that the fans have been very supportive about Capaldi's casting. Well, most of the fans have been supportive! There are still those annoying fans who've been like "Urgh, he's so old and ugly!" *Seriously, they actually think he's ugly?!* "Why can't the Doctor be young and attractive like Tennant and Smith?! Now I'm not watching the show ever again!" Honestly, if anyone can be so shallow that they'd give up on the entire show just because they don't find the Doctor attractive any more then they were never real fans of it in the first place.

    Aaaanyway, I have mixed feelings about this new 12th Doctor. A part of me is extremely excited to see him because I'm sure that Capaldi will be amazing Doctor and I'm sure that I'll grow to love him. I'm hoping that he'll be a darker and more serious Doctor because we haven't had that in a while. But the other part of me loves Eleven so much that I really don't want to see him leave. I've got one arm wrapped around Capaldi's shoulder but my other hand is clutching Matt Smith's jacket as he's walking away.

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    1. Haha, oh yes. Most of those people are probably just overreacting because they don't want Smith to leave, and I feel the same way, but I know there's nothing I can do about it so I'm excited for Capaldi. He is old compared to recent Doctors, but certainly not ugly! I don't love him yet, but I'm confident I will. People like that are so saddening...

      I completely and totally agree, and that's a very good way of putting it!

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