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Doctor who? Doctor Capaldi, apparently August 6, 2013

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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Twelfth Doctor announced!

On the one hand…yeah, it’s another white guy. In spite of the fact that the promo stuff was carefully and visibly gender-neutral, so it’s not like TPTB in general are in denial that they have options. (Moffat’s specific dickishness notwithstanding.) And according to Neil Gaiman, at least one black actor was offered the part, but turned it down. Progress inches along in the background.

On the other hand, he’s apparently the oldest person to be cast in the part since William Hartnell! He really does look like a Classic Who Doctor, too, at least to me. Hopefully it’ll shake up some things we’ve seen in the New Who dynamic, particularly the “hot young romantic hero that all the lovely ladies have to fall for” trope.

A few more stray Who links:

For those New Whovians who don’t have time for Classic Who: A short summary of each Doctor.” Accurate.

Data from the Doctor Who fic archive A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: what gets written, what gets reviewed.

The plans to build yourself a TARDIS cabinet! I want one. No, scratch that, I want lots.



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