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04 August 2013 @ 02:44 pm
New Who  

I will admit I wasn't that surprised as he was always named as a favorite and the bookies loved him. On a personal note, I'm glad that it was someone whose name I recognized and had seen in things. Christopher Eccleston I remembered from Cracker (God, I cried when he was written out). David Tennant I didn't know by name but I had seen in a few things when I checked. Matt Smith I didn't know by name but when someone said he had been in Ruby in the Smoke then I remembered. The same could be said for Paul McGann who I had seen in The Monocled Mutineer. I guess with a larger variety of BBC shows getting airplay here in the States, the odds were increased that I would know the new Doctor from something.

Just a little over 4 months till we see the regen.
poniesandphotos: Who- 11 smileponiesandphotos on August 4th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm not overly familiar with him, but I'm glad it is an older person. I loved Eccleston's more serious and mature doctor almost as much as I love Smith's goofy younger doctor. I have read that he is a great actor- so even though I'll be sad to see Matt leave and feel like he'll always be 'my doctor' I'm excited for 12.
jpgr: DW 9 10 11jpgr on August 4th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
I have seen him in a few things, some without realizing who he was. What most people are bringing up now is his turn in "Fires of Pompeii" as well as "Torchwood: Children of Earth". I loved him in the second season of "The Hour" (which I recommend anyway - both seasons)
poniesandphotos: Who- 11 sidemattponiesandphotos on August 4th, 2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to re-watch the Fires of Pompeii, but I do remember him from COE. If I can find the Hour I'll put it on my watch list. Then I can be prepared for 12!
locker_monster: Ten Doctorslocker_monster on August 5th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
I remember when they announced David Tennant as the next Doctor. It was around the time that the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie was coming out. That was my first real chance to see him in anything and there he was, playing the creepy villain. :-)

This is the first time I've recognized the actor straight off the bat. I had seen Matt Smith in Ruby in the Smoke but didn't connect the two until I did a Google search.

At least the fans are kind of familiar with Peter Capaldi so he's not a complete unknown factor.