Who? That was our first thought when BBC announce that Peter Capaldi will be replacing Matt Smith next season on Doctor Who. And that’s just the way we wanted it. Casting a big name like Benedict Cumberbatch or Idris Elba, while fun for fan debates, would have been a distraction from the adventures of the Doctor.
BBC aired the announcement in a worldwide live broadcast on Sunday where we learned the identity of the new Doctor. You may have seen him in The Hour, Torchwood: Children of Earth, and World War Z where he appropriately played a W.H.O. Doctor!
We loved Matt Smith. Eleven was our first exposure to Doctor Who (not counting watching Tom Baker’s Doctor Four on PBS as kids) so saying goodbye is not going to be easy. But we wish Twelve the best, especially considering the Doctor only has one regeneration left. Make your last lives count!