Sunday, August 4, 2013
The Twelfth Doctor - Tia
It is embarrassing how emotionally invested I am in this show. I raced home this afternoon so that I could watch the Doctor Who special on BBC America. I turned off my phone and everything. I wanted no interruptions when they revealed who would be my next Doctor. (Yes, MY Doctor.) It was like Christmas. I was trying to eat lunch while I watched. That proved to be a bad move because I was chewing so fast out of excitement I almost choked on my food.
When Peter Capaldi walked out I was genuinely happy. I wasn't just excited about the choice because Peter is a fantastic actor, (he is by the way) I was glad that the show decided to go older and make a change from the young pretty boys who've most recently played The Doctor.
Don't get me wrong, I will have a crush on Matt Smith and David Tennant forever. And I think they were both excellent Doctors. But the beauty of the role of the Last Time Lord is that it brings variety. Each of the last 11 Doctors have brought something to the role that no one else could and I fully expect Peter to do the same. While I'm sad to see Matt and his bowties go, I can not wait to see what Doctor 12 brings to the table. November can't get here fast enough.
So, what are your thoughts about the new Doctor? Are you excited? Are you bummed it's not Idris Elba? (There was a rumour going around that he was in the running. Can you imagine? I would have passed out.) Share your thoughts in the comments