This. This was when we last saw The Doctor. Christmas night, 2013. Matt Smith, in one blink, became Peter Capaldi. The Eleventh Doctor became Twelve. Our hearts were shattered. But our curiosity was peaked.
And the question that has been on Whovian’s minds ever since: What will Peter Capaldi do as Twelve?
For those that are new to the world of Doctor Who, here is a basic premise (courtesy of Doctor Who’s Wikipedia page):
“Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.”
It is honestly one of my most favorite television shows. And well worth it to watch.
I had grown to love Matt Smith as The Doctor. His quirky take on the character was, in short, amazing. I remember hearing someone describe Eleven as a genius professor and a five-year-old in a 2,000 year old body. And it was absolutely true. Matt had this astounding way of combining Eleven’s excitement with an air that showed he was also fantastically more than he seemed. That there were years–thousands of years— of experience. And in Season 6’s “A Good Man Goes To War“, that Eleven can sometimes be… almost wrathful.
This next video does have major spoilers for Season 5 and 6… but you get a sense of what I mean. I absolutely LOVE Eleven’s story arc!! And the person who made this video is right, he is a badass!