I mean, he’ll probably be fine. Lightning might strike twice, he might Matt Smith us. It could happen.
It’s an interesting step along the path of the Pertwee homages we’ve seen. While it’s been noted that he’s the same age Hartnell was in 1963, to me it looks like we’re heading for the same sort of dynamic the Third Doctor had with Jo Grant and Sarah Jane Smith. That’s not a bad thing. And apparently he’s a fan.
I’d planned either to stop writing full-length Doctor Who reviews at the end of the year, or else change my approach to them. Seems like it might be a good time for that. Then again, for all I know things are about to get really interesting.
One thing I do know: it’s going to be a lot easier than I thought to wait until August 2014 for the new season to start.