My Thoughts on the New Doctor.

Okay, so we FINALLY  know who the twelfth Doctor is and I could not be more excited. I mean, he’s still not a ginger, but I’ll do my best to get past that.

For those of you that hate the internet (why are you here?!?!) or just happened to be in the Yukon yesterday, meet our 12th Doctor:


Peter Capaldi
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First of all: YES. I think he will be brilliant. Look at that mischievous glint in his eye. It’s wonderful.

So, most of the reactions that I’ve read and seen have been positive, which is wonderful, but to any of you out there who don’t think this is the right choice, let me give you some bullet points as to why you’re wrong:

  • You’re wrong.
  • He used to be in a punk rock band with  CRAIG FERGUSON. Why wouldn’t you want to know that about The Doctor? And what did he play?? When is he going to be on Craig Ferguson for a reunion!??!? Do they still jam or are they no longer on speaking terms? Is that why the band broke up? Can Craig be the new companion?? Think of the shenanigans!!!  SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!
  • You’re wrong.

Okay, so that’s all I really have for right now, but I know there’s a ton more out there. Another good one that I’m sure some of you will argue with me on is that we finally won’t have a bunch of tween fangirls running around going “OMG he’s sooo hott!”

Don’t freak out on me. I know that the past two Doctors have been incredibly attractive in a way that makes me hate all other men in my life, but I think this new Doctor (who, let’s be honest, totally has that salt and pepper goodness to him) will be a refreshing aesthetic change to what we’ve become so used to. It’s also nice to see that they’re not going for young, fit pretty boys for this. They seem to be going for personality and that’s awesome. Way to go Doctor Who casting directors.

My hilarious friend, Jean, from A Wanderlust Guide had some different thoughts:

Jean: New Doctor Who… Who?! Not a Ging 🙁

Me: I know!! But I’m still really excited. A million tween girls are dying of agony right now.

Jean: Matt smith did anal job. Hmm. I don’t know Peter Capaldi.

Me: …Did you just use “Matt Smith” and “anal” in the same sentence?

Jean: Oh Jesus f*ck… I meant “amazing.” Oh wow.

Jean: …I’m going to end up in your blog, aren’t I?

Me: You might.

Anyway, I can’t wait until Christmas, you guys. It’s gonna be good.

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34 Responses to My Thoughts on the New Doctor.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh, so you’re happy they chose a wealthy, white, cis-gendered, imperialist, able bodied, male. How original. Check your privilege shitlord. You’re part of the patriarchy.

    (And that, ladies and gentlemen, is an example of Poe’s Law. Have fun.)

  2. He definitely has a mischievous glint in his eye :). I love the conversation with your friend, by the way! Laughed out loud.

  3. THAT is where I recognized his name from! Craig Ferguson’s band Bastards from Hell. 😀 I was super mad that they had announced the new Doctor the way they did, but I am over it now because there is no sense staying mad. I think the choice of an older doctor was a wise one. I am going to be open-minded about this choice because he has some awesome hair.

  4. Loretta says:

    My husband and my son and his fam are huge fans. The comments I heard were mainly how refreshing it is that the doc isn’t getting younger every year…

  5. A.J. Goode says:

    I think he’s a great choice, albeit a very safe one. But I wouldn’t have wanted to see some of the riskier choices that people were talking about.

    Of course, no one will ever be better than Jon Pertwee or Peter Davison. Ah, those were the days.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh Emelie, I didn’t intend to be mean. It was just a bit of performance art; a satirical commentary on the perpetual, self-righteous indignation of the tumblrsphere. Hence the reference to Poe’s Law, “Without a blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of extremism or fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing”. Smiles and rainbows, -Anonymous

  7. Tommy B says:

    I hope this performance is a sign of things to come. It’s about to get wibbly fuckin’ wobbly.

  8. I was secretly hoping they would do something different and have the Doctor be a woman. Or someone of a different race…but I’m interested to see how this new guy works out!

  9. Jean says:

    Oh you. You asshat (I can’t bring myself to call you an assclown, I’ve grown fond of you). We have the best texts.

    After our discussion I did research Peter Capaldi and watched a vid a friend sent me. Looks to be a pretty cool dude. Loves to swear and be a bit of a dick… so I wonder how he’ll play his Doctor Who character. Nevertheless, I’m excited. I will miss Matt Smith, but this guy might be cool. High hopes.

    If Craig Ferguson could find it in his heart to make a guest appearance… well, that would be fabulous.

    Now the suspense of Christmas is killing me…. Ahhh. Maybe Lucky 13 will be the Ging we’re waiting for? 🙂

  10. Roxie says:

    Did anyone find out what the deal is with John Hurt?

  11. ttoombs08 says:

    Emelie, you’ve *almost* convinced me to start watching Dr. Who….*almost* 😉

  12. filbio says:

    Craig Ferguson rocks! So does Jean. Love her and her blog.

    This alone makes him a good choice. It’s cool that they are mixing it up a bit with this choice of Peter Capaldi. Still, I think it’s about time they give a woman a shot and see how it goes.

    Also, if you watch the old episodes from the 70’s – 80’s Tom Baker was a great Dr Who.

  13. Nic says:

    I know he will do a great job and is an amazing actor but it just seems a bit safe. All the papers in the UK had announced he had got it the day before the announcement and bookmakers had stopped taking bets on him as the Doctor (yes you can bet on who will be Dr Who). My biggest problem is that he is too well known, there isn’t really any anticipation to the whole thing like there was with Matt Smith who was an unknown entity.

    • You have a point. He is well known, but not so much in the US, and who knows who the legitimate options were? And even with everything you say, there is no doubt in my mind that he will be fantastic – and isn’t that all we really need? 🙂

  14. I’m going to have to get past the idea of him being Frobisher in Torchwood. God he killed me with that performance, I cried litres! But I’m sure he’ll be great, I trust the Moffat!

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