And the new Doctor Who is...
I am leaving the spoiler until after the jump so nobody decides to blow up my house in retaliation for ruining the surprise.
So as the 11th Doctor we have the relatively unknown Matt Smith, who is both male and white (thus disappointing my desire for the next Doctor to be of a different race or gender). He's also looks thin like David Tennant. The fact that an unknown actor was chosen doesn't surprise me. British bookmakers must be ecstatic at keeping a lot of money since I didn't see Matt Smith on any of the lists.
At 26 years old, he's younger than any of the previous actors who have inherited the role. In fact, if you look at the press release, he looks like something out of Twilight. That's when it struck me...
They must be going to the young female demographic that made that movie and book so popular, possibly the Goths or Vampires. They already have the male demographic, so the showrunners are probably trying to expand the base. The publicity photos are quite dark and foreboding. Are they going for the dark, emo Doctor the next time around?
As for his age, perhaps the Time Lords age backwards with each regeneration. Maybe the 12th Doctor will in fact be 12 years old.
I'm somewhat disappointed in the choice, but I trust Steven Moffat to make things interesting. What are your thoughts?