Doctor Who chief Steven Moffat

Peter Capaldi on a Shortlist of One?

Following the immensely successful global simulcast reveal of the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor, showrunner/writer, Steven Moffat, spoke with the press regarding the process of casting Matt Smith’s successor.


I just think you know instantly when the Doctor is ‘in the room’ and…the Doctor was ‘in the room.’

While quick to dismiss the idea that Capaldi’s age was a deciding factor, he goes on to say that he

…cannot imagine what someone in their 20s could do with the Doctor after Matt Smith showed us how to be a 20s Doctor.

The interview is an intriguing glimpse into the mindset of those who were tasked with identifying the newest face of the beloved Time Lord.

It will be interesting to see if the transition from Smith’s “Old/Young” Doctor to Capaldi’s “Young/Old” Doctor will be as smooth as Moffat is suggesting…


“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

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