Why Peter Capaldi is the ideal ‘Doctor Who’ pick

08.05.13 4 years ago


Why Peter Capaldi is the ideal “Doctor Who” pick

It’s a ballsy move, one that gives “Who” credibility, especially with such a versatile actor. PLUS: Why it’s disappointing another male got the job, read 15-year-old Capaldi’s “Who” letter, it’s a profane “Who”,  listen to Capaldi & Craig Ferguson’s punk band, here’s a guide to Capaldi for Americans, and will Capaldi lose teenage American girls who jumped on the Matt Smith bandwagon?

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