There are now a legion of Whovians who have only known the Doctor as a young piece of eye candy, but that wasn’t always the case. While Peter Davidson was able to pull off a young dashing Doctor, the best castings were those that were a bit older. Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, and Patrick Troughton all played the Doctor the way I think the part should always fall back to after a younger casting.
Matt Smith has become an excellent Doctor, but I think the role has become too frantic, and needs to regain an element of mature confidence. At the very least I hope this will put an end to the sexual tension between the Doctor and his companions that has become so prevalent in NuWho. I have absolutely no clue as to how the Doctor’s story will unfold through the 50th anniversary and after regenerating, but I can honestly say I am thrilled and overjoyed by the casting of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. I cannot wait to see him pilot the TARDIS to their first adventure!
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