The Twelfth Doctor

Peter Capaldi

Maybe the 12th Doctor will wear a pith helmet? Pith helmets are cool.

So for those who don’t have the most annoying kind of Facebook friends (i.e. ones like me), you may not know that Matt Smith’s successor has been named. The role of the Doctor in Doctor Who will be passing to Peter Capaldi at the end of the Christmas special this year. I haven’t really gauged fan response much yet, because I value my sanity too much. But one major departure is that Capaldi is 55 years old, the oldest actor to take the role since William Hartnell did it for the first time fifty years ago. Continue reading