It was probably one of the biggest announcements of August! At least for the Doctor Who fans it was.
Peter Capaldi, best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker in the comedy series The Thick of It was revealed as the new star of the British sci-fi franchise Doctor Who replacing Matt Smith on Sunday during a live broadcast on BBC America.
“It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer,” said Capaldi, who is an all-time fan of the show. “I haven't played Doctor Who since I was 9 on the playground.”
The half-hour live special on BBC America, hosted by British TV personality Zoe Ball, also featured past Who stars, including Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor (1981-84).
Let’s see how the fans who had been eagerly waiting for the twelfth Doctor reacted to the ‘big’ news.
Debates About His Age:
Some people think the New Doctor is too old, while others think it doesn’t really matter.
New Doctor Who is so old. Well, I don't care but omg he is so old :)) #DoctorWho— Nika Gigashvili (@nikashvili) August 5, 2013
I AM STILL ALL OVER #DOCTORWHO GUYS PETER CAPALDI IS JUST SO CUTE HE HASNT STARTED BUT I CANT I AM FELL IN LOVE— Byrnin. (@NisaByrne) August 5, 2013
Peter Capaldi (caricature study): I figured why not. He's got a great face &I have time this evening :) Hope you like pic.twitter.com/WTRAu7FVO5— Lar (@lartist) August 5, 2013
"Peter Capaldi is not attractive bc he's old" 1.robert downey jr is 48 2.johnny depp is 50 3.alan rickman is 67 do u want me to continue— smith dog (@reichenbachero) August 4, 2013
Still Not Ginger:
Somehow the fans expected a ginger 12th Doctor:
My only complaint thus far about Peter Capaldi is that he's STILL not a ginger. #DoctorWho— Jim (@Flitterbie) August 4, 2013
Not A Woman:
Some are even complaining that he isn’t a ‘she’. Writer Steven Moffat replied to that by saying that it’s just like asking a man to become Queen.
Didn't realise how much I wanted the new Doctor to be a woman until they announced it was a man. Peter Capaldi is great, though #DoctorWho— Erin Sladen (@ErinJSladen) August 5, 2013
I would like to go on record and say that regenerating as a woman is way more logical & "believable" than every Doctor Who storyline ever.— Suzi Ovens (@SuziOvens) August 4, 2013
So what do you think of the new doctor Who? You can share your opinions in the comments section below.