Doctor Who – 12th (or 13th) Doctor Announced

During today’s Doctor Who announcment I hoped to hear of Steven Moffat’s departure but there was no such luck. However I was excited to see who would take up the mantel of The Doctor.  At 2:30 p.m. EST (that’s non-British-time for those of you keeping score) they announced that the new Doctor would be played by: Peter Capaldi

 

Here is Capaldi:

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You may recognize him from the Fires of Pompeii episode during Tennets run. Which begs the question… Will Moffat continue to pull more cast from the Fires of Pompeii episode?

Here is Karen Gillian from that very episode:

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Any Who, here is something I found mightily amusing:

On taking a look at Peter Capaldi IMDB page I believe that someone from the casting of World War Z was trying to tip us off:

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Before everyone hops on their conspiracy horses and rides into the sunset. I would like to remind you that the W.H.O. is a real this

 

Now just for fun. Here is some more Peter Capaldi:

Using his hand as a GUN!

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As Robert Downy Jr.

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and as some kind of old western themed super villain.

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Also to clarify on the title “12th or 13th”. According to the season finale there was a Doctor that existed between at the time what we assumed to be the 8th and 9th Doctor. Now throwing the count out of order until we get some clarity on this matter. Will this be the final regeneration of the Doctor? …No… not as long as there is money to be milked from the franchise.

UPDATE:

The 50th anniversary has landed and has added a bit more insight to the whole 13th Doctor thing. Steven Moffat (current show runner) has stated that the John Hurt Doctor who takes place between the 8th and 9th Doctor does not effect the numbering of the Doctors, BUT in the 50th anniversary they make light to calling the Peter Capaldi doctor the 13th Doctor. So I have made the list below to help explain my frustration.

Regeneration Number – Actor Name – Doctor Number

1  WILLIAM HARTNELL 1
2 PATRICK TROUGHTON 2
3 JON PERTWEE 3
4 TOM BAKER 4
5 PETER DAVISON 5
6 COLIN BAKER 6
7 SYLVESTER MCCOY 7
8 PAUL MCGANN 8
9 JOHN HURT (The War Doctor)
10 CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON 9
11 DAVID TENNANT 10
12 (used a regen to make handy doctor if I remember correctly.) DAVID TENNANT  Other Universe
13 MATT SMITH 11
14? PETER CAPALDI 13

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6 thoughts on “Doctor Who – 12th (or 13th) Doctor Announced”

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  1. It’s well established that a time lord naturally only has 13 regenerations but we have seen some who dosed the bullet, morbius for example And, (though I’m not 100% sure, feel free to correct me) the master.

    I would like to point out that the doctors 13th regeneration will be his 29th form, if I have understood correctly. The 8 regenerations of ‘the other’ who committed suicide in the looms, plus the 8 regenerations of the time lord he was reborn as for whom I can find no name (he met the same end), as well as these 13. Mind, there was also the regeneration. Towards the endof series 4.

    I think we can safely assume therefore that the doctor will not easily be killed, perhaps he will reinstate galifreyan and surrender once more to the looms thus to be reborn.

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    1. Yeah, from what I know there is only 13th regens. This would be the 13th. I have heard the master was able to dodge this a few times…SO i am sure they will write someway to make it possible to continue.

      Thanks for your comment, I wish I could give more insight but I too need to study up on all the the whoverse.

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