Steven Moffat talks about transitioning Doctor Who to an older man Sarah Fox August 21, 2013 Television Fans may have been surprised, happy, shocked, saddened or perhaps ran through a range of emotions when they learned that the character of the 12th Doctor would be returning to an older actor. Now that the dust has settled and the fan based has had more time to get excited for the new season, showrunner Steven Moffat has talked with Doctor Who Magazine about the transitioning of the character from Matt Smith (Doctor 11) to Peter Capaldi (Doctor 12). In the interview Moffat states, “The Doctor’s always said he’s thousands of years old, and suddenly he’s going to look closer to what we know he secretly is,” adding, “He’s going to look like an older man. A fiercer man. He won’t be the dashing young man he was a minute ago, and I think that’ll be rather exciting…” Fans are more than excited about the upcoming season of the series, which will premiere once again on teh BBC. Moffat only had great things to say about the casting choice of Peter Capaldi, telling the magazine, “He’s always looked like Doctor Who, how has this taken us so long?! Because the moment you say his name, you go ‘Of course!’ Because he’s got the hair, and he’s got the look, he’s brilliant, he’s known to be a fan, of course it’s bloody him!” You can read the full interview on Doctorwhotv, and let us know your thoughts on the choice, or if you are excited just to get back to more Who!