The fix is in, the news is out, and the name of the latest actor to take on the role of The Doctor has been announced. For my part, I’m glad to see that the trend of younger and younger actors in the role has finally ceased, even as it leaves Young Zach crushed that he didn’t get to be the first pre-teen version of the Doc, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it may mean a change from the romantic couple vibe of the last several incarnations. There’s power in the archetype of the proverbial elder statesman, and I also think it would be a nice way to recognize the 50th Anniversary to give Twelve some elements of The First Doctor and give the gravitas of maturity to a character who is now over 1200 years old. (The fact that, like Hartnell when he took on the role, Capaldi is 55 years old is just a serendipitous coincidence… OR IS IT?)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is heartbroken to see Ol’ Sixie so sad that he didn’t get to come back and be Twelve as well, asking: Are you glad to see an older actor in the role of the Doctor?