The new doctor is in.
Whovians around the world are basking in the announcement just made by the BBC: the Twelfth Doctor on the beloved sci-fi program “Doctor Who” will be played by Peter Capaldi.
“Being asked to play The Doctor is an amazing privilege,” Capaldi said of his new role. “Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.” Read more on Celebuzz…
We’ve heard from Dame Helen Mirren on the topic of “Doctor Who,” in particular, the casting of the new Doctor, a few times now. But she’s not done yet (or at least people aren’t done asking her about it yet) and we’re totally fine with that. Hear who she suggested to take up the mantle.
Mirren was asked by ITV’s “Daybreak” whether or not she’d take on the role of the 12th Doctor on the long-running BBC sci-fi series. She answered, “absolutely not.” And although we’ve heard that from her before, she made sure to drive the point home.
“I’m not going to be the first female Doctor Who – no, no, no,” she said. “I absolutely wouldn’t contemplate that.”
Although she does think there’s a right person for the job. Read more on The Mary Sue…
Geeks need love, too, and one of them apparently needs the quirkiest engagement ring box in existence: it’s shaped like TARDIS, the time-traveling police call box from “Dr. Who.” So did she say yes? Or is she holding out for David Tennant or Matt Smith? [The Mary Sue]