Professor Zoom wrote:
I don't recall any backlash regarding the older doctor. So either it wasn't all that big, or it passed quickly. Sounds inconsequential.
Probably both reasons, but I and others agree that Capaldi could have been better cast. Plus it's not just the fact he's older than most doctors, it's that he oldest have the "look" or the presence. If say John Hurt had been revealed to be the next doctor instead of the war doctor, I would have been quite happy as he played the part so well. So my issue with Capaldi isn't so much about as he's just the wrong person for the role in general.