by Zoe.Papadatos on September 4, 2013 - 6:57pm
A few weeks ago, Peter Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor in the popular british television series “Doctor Who”. This casting choice will, once again, put a new twist on this show.
Among the 12 actors that have portrayed the Doctor, most fans would say that David Tennant was the greatest, followed by Tom Baker and Matt Smith. Meanwhile, Peter Capaldi has mixed views from the audience. Some people think that this new casting choice presents an older, more mature, and perhaps darker twist on the show. Others think that he is far too old (he’s 55).
I don’t believe that age is a factor towards Peter Capaldi’s performance as the Doctor. The Doctor has the ability to regenerate so it makes sense according to the plot. Furthermore, his being older is what I believe will result in a more mature and darker storyline instead of the quirky, even child-like, performance by David Tennant and Matt Smith. Of course, there is nothing wrong with quirky and child-like. I think it made the show uplifting and amusing. However, the time for serious and intelligent storyline is long overdo. Personally, I can’t wait to see Peter Capaldi in his new role. Nevertheless, I am disappointed that, once again, the Doctor is a white, caucasian male. Many people would have liked to see a diversified or even female Doctor.