Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who. He’s a bloody brilliant actor, not to mention he was one of those kids who like me escaped Possilpark for another life. I’ve been impressed with him as an actor since Local Hero, which is still one of my favourite ever films. As far as I’m concerned this is exactly the almighty kick up the arse the programme needed which isn’t to say Matt Smith was awful. he wasn’t but on the whole his scripts were and it’s a bloody shame he never got the quality of script his performance deserved.
This is a great choice by the BBC and it sends a signal that perhaps the programme is going to become smarter and not just going to fill episodes up with the Doctor running aimlessly around corridors in order to hide the fact the writer hasn’t a clue what he’s doing. The BBC have even released a small tease of Capaldi introducing himself as the new Doctor which may only be a few seconds long, but it’s wildly tantalising. Basically, I’m actually excited about what Capaldi can bring.
So this is where we move on and point and laugh at people on Twitter moaning for a variety of reasons…
Actually, yes it is. That’s not how the programme works. There’s also these things called ”DVD’s” if you want to watch Tennant again.
If only there was something at your fingertips which you could type him name into and you’d find out just who Peter Capaldi is? If only someone could invent this technology!!
Good thing you’re not watching it because you like the acting, scripts or anything daft like that. Oh…
And you’re just too stupid to even have the piss taken out of you.
Here’s the thing, the BBC were never going to cast a woman for the sake of casting a woman, even though they’ve now made it clear a woman can (and probably will) be cast, but they were going to cast the best actor they could get for the role. The fact they got Capaldi shouldn’t be damned with faint praise because you don’t know the name.
Nicolas Courtney played a role before becoming the Brigadier. Colin Baker played a role before becoming the Doctor, and even in the new series we’ve had several actors playing different roles. Welcome to the real world.
Though if this does indeed destroy history can it take out the last year as it’s mainly been crap?
Glad to see you’re giving him a chance without even seeing him. That’s a sane and rational choice.
Christ! He’s 55! He’s nearly dead! Better start filming now in case he dies next week!
It’s a Saturday night kids programme that is also a family programme that in the last few years has featured positive female, gay, black and ooo, a variety of positive portrayals of various minority groups. Let’s ignore that though to be a greeting faced cynic.
If you’re on a social network then you kind of only have yourself to blame, and also, this is how it’s been for the last 40 odd years when a new actor has been cast. Deal with it.
And sadly, I find myself in agreement with John Prescott who always has his finger on the important political issues of the day..
This isn’t just laughing and pointing at Americans who don’t like change in a programme that’s always been about change, or indeed, highlight people’s stupidity or ignorance though there’s a wee bit of that which is always a giggle.
No, this is to highlight the whole sense of entitlement thing regarding a section of fans which is something I’ve touched upon before, and will do again I’m sure. Right now though Twitter and most of the internet is split depending on what side of the Atlantic you’re on with the British side being seriously bloody impressed, and the American side scratching their arses going ‘who?’
Which is of course, a massively insulting generalisation but you get the picture…
Anyhow, good luck to the man. He’s a breath of fresh air the programme needed, now let’s get rid of Moffat…