Following the immensely successful global simulcast reveal of the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor, showrunner/writer, Steven Moffat, spoke with the press regarding the process of casting Matt Smith’s successor.
I just think you know instantly when the Doctor is ‘in the room’ and…the Doctor was ‘in the room.’
While quick to dismiss the idea that Capaldi’s age was a deciding factor, he goes on to say that he
…cannot imagine what someone in their 20s could do with the Doctor after Matt Smith showed us how to be a 20s Doctor.
The interview is an intriguing glimpse into the mindset of those who were tasked with identifying the newest face of the beloved Time Lord.
It will be interesting to see if the transition from Smith’s “Old/Young” Doctor to Capaldi’s “Young/Old” Doctor will be as smooth as Moffat is suggesting…