BBC and the makers of Dr Who on live television moments ago just made the official announcement of who the new Doctor would be. And in a show that was fitting of the announcement filled with old companions and the 5th Doctor Peter Davison in front of a live audience ( lucky dogs) who were no less enthusiastic as trekkers are . The announcement was made. Peter Capaldi will be the 12th Doctor. My first impressions would not matter because like all whovians its a little bias just because of the the familiarity of previous actors of the role. It has always taken me a few episodes to warm up to them . That said I will give it a while to set in . Though he has the look of the older more classic portrayals of the Doctor . Kind of reminds me a little of Tom Baker/Patrick Troughton in mannerisms . This of course is just a first impression that would most likely change as he sets his own tone on the character. Good luck to the new Doctor and farewell to Mat Smith. Matt played the part brilliantly and like all of these transitions or in this case regenerations its like saying goodbye to a friend that who you had allowed to enter your house on the weekends and shared his mad adventures with. Sad but on the other hand its time to get acquainted with someone new . And that is an adventure in itself.