And the 12th Doctor is… Peter Capaldi!

By Courtney Rowan

Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor

The BBC announced yesterday who Matt Smith would pass the sonic screwdriver to and it is with much delight that I introduce to you, Peter Capaldi.

Capaldi has amazing acting experience, including an Academy Award for his work on the short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.  Seriously, check out his IMDB wrap sheet. Two shows you might recognize, Doctor Who and Torchwood!  Capaldi starred in the episode of Who, The Fires of Pompeii, in which also starred one Karen Gillan.

Digital Spy has gathered a list of 10 interesting things you might want to check out about our new TARDIS pilot. Things like:

  • He’s Scottish! (Just like Tennant)
  • Capaldi, aged 55, is the same age as William Hartnell was when he took on the role of The Doctor in 1963.
  • He appeared in the Brad Pitt film World War Z earlier this year as a W.H.O. Doctor

Read the full list over at Digital Spy.

And I need to address the reactions from the younger Whovian female fanbase.. Look, I can fangirl with the best of them; but for Who, the real fans know that we don’t fangirl over the actor. We fangirl over The Doctor. And Capaldi will be no exception. Please don’t judge a book by its cover. Let him get into the TARDIS and let him become the Timelord you will no doubt grow to love.

I’m ready for the new adventures.

Watch Peter Capaldi be introduced to the world…

Source: Digital Spy

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One thought on “And the 12th Doctor is… Peter Capaldi!

  1. Sorry. It just doesn’t fly with me. There’s no diversity, no real change. The Doctor should be younger, or a girl, or something other than White Bread. Old White Bread at that. Since Doctor 8, the Doctor has been getting younger and younger. Not branching into new territory in these critical last seasons is a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig mistake. Capaldi can’t bring anything to the role we haven’t seen already.

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