The Doctor has been played by a number of people over the course of the Doctor Who franchise. Since each person has provided their own particular take on the character, it should come as no surprise to learn that the fans of the franchise can become rather attached to the versions of the character with whom they are most familiar. For proof, look no further than the sheer extent of the emotions that can be seen in a recent tribute video that has been released to celebrate Peter Capaldi’s time as the Twelfth Doctor.
Said video features fans of the Doctor Who franchise from countries situated all around the world expressing their gratitude to Capaldi. Some people might have expected most of these people to come from the United Kingdom, but the franchise has seen a significant boost in its popularity in other countries in recent times, with the result that a lot of the people seen in the video come from elsewhere. For that matter, Capaldi’s popularity with international fans is particularly unsurprising because he has spent a lot of time out on the road in various promotional efforts for Doctor Who not just in the United Kingdom but also throughout the rest of the world.
Regardless, the gratitude expressed towards Capaldi in the video takes on a wide range of forms, which in turn, hints at the wide range of ways that his performance has connected with Doctor Who fans. Some people can be seen dressed up in costumes that pay respect to him as well as the franchise that he has represented, while other people have chosen a much more vocal approach for expressing their thoughts. Whatever the case, it is clear that Capaldi made an enormous impact on a significant number of people, meaning that he will be missed as he leaves the Doctor Who franchise.
What Can We Expect from Doctor Who in the Future?
People who follow the Doctor Who franchise can expect to see the Twelfth Doctor regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor in the Christmas special called “Twice Upon a Time.” It should be noted that the new Doctor will be played by Jodi Whittaker, meaning that this will be the first time that the character has taken on a female form. As a result, it can be said that the upcoming special will be a huge transition for the Doctor Who franchise as a whole, which is something that should prove interesting.
As for Capaldi, it seems probable that he will continue to remain active in the entertainment industries. After all, he was a veteran actor on the movie screen, the TV screen, and the theatre stage before he was selected to play the Twelfth Doctor, meaning that he should have no shortage of roles now that his profile has been raised even higher. Furthermore, it should be noted that Capaldi is not just an actor but also a writer and a producer, as shown by the fact that he has actually won an Academy Award for a short film called Frank Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life. Summed up, Capaldi fans should expect to continue seeing him in various roles not just outside of the Doctor Who franchise but also perhaps within it. After all, it is far from being unknown for previous Doctors to reprise their roles when a special occasion calls for it.