Peter Capaldi has been announced as the Twelfth Doctor in the hit BBC series, Doctor Who! I’ve posted my reaction and thoughts in the form of a vlog, which you can watch here. However there’s a couple of things I’ve thought of since. I wonder how the Doctor’s relationship with Clara will change? Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman have good ‘chemistry’ together, but Capaldi in the role will completely change that. I can imagine the Doctor taking on a more fatherly, mentor role to her – but that’s largely just an assumption based on Capaldi’s age. Also, I’m glad to see that the reaction to his casting has been mainly positive. A few people aren’t pleased but I would definitely say the majority share my view that he will be great in the role. I’ve seen a couple of younger people reacting negatively, which has made me wonder whether Doctor Who’s modern youth fanbase will react to an older Doctor. I see no reason why it should be a problem and this negativity, I expect, largely stems from the fact that an older Doctor is unusual – he’s the oldest Doctor to have been cast in the new series by about 15 years of age.
Yes, I highly look forward to Capaldi’s portrayal of the Doctor. Bring on 2014!