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:
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.