Hurray! I’m no longer older than the Doctor.
Great choice of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. A fine actor and one who will, with any luck, now be written less frantically and goofily than Matt Smith.
Here’s hoping for a slightly darker, more brooding and less antic Doctor. Or, as they put it quite well over on Cult Box, “bringing a composure and a humour that’ll be entirely different to Smith’s or Tennant’s pin-up cheekiness.”
There’s also the chance that the casting of someone who isn’t pretty may flush out the last remnants of the Tennant personality cult still clinging on under the rim of the bowl. As I posted two years ago, I could just about live with the fact that the Doctor Who audience now only consists of people who like the show for itself and is no longer artificially swollen by a claque of sinister hormonal groupies who fantasize about the lead character sitting on their face.