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Big Finish, the company I rant about all the time, the company that continues to produce new Doctor Who audio stories with the original actors that played the Doctors and companions, are indeed making an epic new adventure to be released on the 50th anniversary. It’s called The Light at the End and stars the 5 living classic Docs. It’s so epic that they’re actually going to be releasing it on a limited 180 gram vinyl pressing of 500 copies. The only downside? It’s £99.99 which is sadly out of my price range. This is the album artwork for the vinyl. (It’ll also be available to download on MP3 and bought on CD).
The first thought that popped into my head while watching Peter Capaldi step out on stage as the Twelfth Doctor was ‘After 50 years, this show can STILL surprise us.’ Although he was rumored to have bagged the part for some time before the announcement, it still shocked the world. Completely different than Matt Smith! I didn’t think the BBC had the guts to go back to the classic series roots and grab an older actor for the role, but I was happily surprised. I’ve been saying for months that I wanted someone older, because the show is about change and finding the stark contrast to the previous Doctor, and after Matt’s sugar-rushed performance, I thought it best to get someone more relaxed and serious and, frankly, alien. He has an impressive career, winning a BAFTA for his acting, and an Oscar for his directing, and I can already tell he’s going to take the part to new points in time and different parts of space.
Many a friend of mine is skeptical of the older Doctor approach (granted, NuWho fans, having never sat through a classic series story), but I praise the fact that they didn’t get caught up in the cliché Hollywood-esgue mentality that new Doctors have to be young, and good looking. I actually think he’s a pretty handsome older fella. Regardless. He is a life long fan of the show, and funny enough different Doctor Who articles written by him when he was a kid keep popping up on the web, ranging from the Radio Times and the Doctor Who International Fan Club. Like most of you, I am relatively new to the show, and like most of you, in the brief span I’ve had to get to know the Doctor it’s changed my life in ways that I never thought a TV show could. With Peter Capaldi taking the reigns this December I cannot WAIT to get to know the Doctor all over again!
Unbelievable. He was the first and only actor to audition for the part of the Twelfth Doctor. More from Steven Moffat:
"He did flick through my mind when we were replacing David [Tennant] and it didn’t feel right at all - if you think about that, that wouldn’t have been right, not then. But there’s something about Matt’s Doctor that paves the way for Peter’s Doctor somehow. The important thing to remember about the Doctor is that it is one character, going through his life, played by a succession of different actors. and you have to get to that place each time. I can somehow absolutely believe that the strange old/young Matt Smith will turn into the strange young/old Peter Capaldi." Taken from Digital Spy.