What can I say? I'm over the moon about the casting of the 12th Doctor. As watchers might know, ginger acting powerhouse Ruth Wilson was my first pick, but once the rumors started that Peter Capaldi was in the running (despite his previous appearances in TORCHWOOD and WHO), and the announcement that Wilson was already doing a new series for Showtime, he shot to the top of my list. Even without Whoniverse connections, he was a fave of mine b/c of THE THICK OF IT and, of all things, his recurring role as Sid's dad on SKINS (yes, I watched SKINS- deal with it). He's also an old school Whovian. Like Tennant, he's "one of us", living out a childhood dream. That's ridiculously cool. The guy even has a freakin' Oscar, making him the first Doctor to hold that distinction (look it up).
That live announcement was a lot of fun to watch. I had talked myself out of the possibility it could be Capaldi, but when Moff implied it wa