Peter Capaldi Is The Perfect Choice For Doctor Who
I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who, and was thrilled to see that Peter Capaldi would be taking over the TARDIS from the current Doctor, Matt Smith.
Even though I’m still fairly new to Doctor Who, I’ve still developed a massive appreciate for the television program and have watched all of modern day Doctor Who, and currently working on getting up to speed with all of Classic Who. I started watching Doctor Who in late 2011 after seeing an episode with David Tennant (10th Doctor) whom was the Doctor before Matt, and he was brilliant as well. My first episode was Unicorn & The Wasp which featured The Doctor, and then companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) working out a mystery about Agatha Christie, and her disappearance. It ended up being a ‘murder-mystery’ story and was extremely interesting to watch. I liked this episode.
I then stopped watching the show for months until someone lent me their DVD copies of Series 5, and 6 sometime in 2012 which starred current Doctor, Matt Smith. I watched all of his episodes back to back, and immediately fell in love with how he acted, and portrayed the Time Lord. Keep in mind, I had only seen an episode with one previous Doctor so my views were a little biased.
Matt Smith – Eleventh Doctor
After watching all of Matt’s episodes I went back and watched all of David’s episodes. Yes, I watched Doctor Who in a completely reverse order, so maybe that wasn’t the best thing for me to do, but it’s what got me hooked on the series, and why I’m such a massive fan of it today.
After watching all of David’s content I grew to enjoy him as The Doctor as well (same with Christopher Eccleston), but for some reason it couldn’t remove my love for Matt. I liked David, but to this day I will always perceive Matt as “My Doctor” and it’s why I’m so extremely sad to see him leave the series and the TARDIS in the Christmas Special later this year, but my hopes are high for the Twelfth Doctor, and soon to be owner of the TARDIS, Peter Capaldi. He’s a brilliant actor, and has had some very great roles. Malcom Tucker being his most notable, and there’s some people wishing to have a Tucker-esque Doctor controlling the TARDIS this time around.
However, some “fans” complained about the casting of Peter because he was too old, and not “hot” like Matt, and David were previously. That’s idiotic. Some of the best Doctors were older gentleman, and wouldn’t of been considered hot. They brought something amazing to the role, and gave us what the show is today…50 years later. That being said, Peter Capaldi is the same age as William Hartnell (The First Doctor) was when he stepped into the TARDIS and started the program all those years ago.
I think Peter will bring the show, and Doctor back to its classic roots and I honestly cannot wait and maybe we’ll see a “darker” side of The Doctor. Which reminds me, I need to get caught up on some Classic Who after writing this. I’m currently watching through Tom Baker’s (Fourth Doctor) era.
If you watch Doctor Who, and you’re a massive fan. What do you think of the casting of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor?
Also, here’s a trailer showcasing all previous incarnations of The Doctor, up to the 12th Doctor – Peter Capaldi:
The 50th Anniversary special ‘Day Of The Doctor’ airs worldwide, and in cinemas on November 23rd, 2013.