I know nothing about him, so I don't know what to expect. (To be honest, after all of those rumors, I'm just incredibly glad the Doctor is still a man. :) I have to admit that it might take me a while to adjust to an older Doctor! Especially as I'm rewatching DW and almost into the second series...I know I'll fall in love with Ten all over again.~Kristin
... and there goes the Doctor's sex appeal. It'll be interesting to see if the ratings sink now that there's not a young heartthrob in the role.
@Kristin - I've seen Capaldi in quite a few things and I think he'll be terrific. :) @Charity - Um, I beg to differ. Dude is a silver FOX. ;) And while I think Matt Smith is cute, most of my friends think he is the farthest thing in the world from a heartthrob. I really don't think Capaldi's age is going to sink the show at this point...the BBC has too much invested in this to give the greenlight to a sketchy prospect IMO.
I think Capaldi will be great. I know a lot of people are saying he's too old (they act like 55 is one step removed from death), but the man obvilously still has a lot of life in him! I think he'll bring new depth to the Doctor.
@Shaz - I completely agree! I love how this is (hopefully) going to force the show to change and grow, to bring a new dynamic to the Doctor and his relationships with the world, his enemies, and his companions. I can't wait to see how it plays out! :)
I don't mind it, maybe this means we can finally have an asexual Doctor back... but a lot of people WILL mind it.
@Charity - I'm just happy that thus far a good portion of the fandom seems okay with the age thing. I was gonna be ticked if they hung him out to dry on that score. ;)
I am really excited for this new doctor. I love Peter Capaldi. I trust Moffat. He's brilliant. Evil, but brilliant and since taking the reigns he hasn't steered us wrong yet!
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