Welcome to this Tuesday’s Question of the Week! Feel free to leave your two cents’ worth and get some discussion happening.
We haven’t had any discussion of the announcement of the 12th Doctor yet! Seeing as Doctor Who is one of those things asexuals are meant to like (coming from an ace who doesn’t like cake), we might as well go there.
What are your thoughts on the new Doctor? Are you happy with the change, or would you have hoped for something else? What are you most looking forward to about a new Doctor, and what aren’t you looking forward to?
Spoilers below, if you haven’t heard the news yet.
I’ve only seen Capaldi in Torchwood: Children of Earth, and his performance there as John Frobisher blew me away. If the new Doctor is played that well, then I’m really looking forward to his run. I’m also really interested in how the dynamic between the Doctor and his companion(s) is going to change. Previous regenerations have really gone for the flirting-attractiveness-romantic-overtones thing, and I haven’t really enjoyed that so much, especially because it seemed so forced on Eleven, whom I really envision as ace. Hopefully having an older Doctor will mean less flirting. And maybe an ace designation? (Which is not to say that someone is more likely to be ace if they’re older or anything – just that the ‘young and sexy’ thing was really played up with the last Doctors.) So anyway, if there is less flirting and more character development for the companions as a result, I will be super happy.