Sunday evening, my Twitter and Facebook blew up. This is because Stephen Moffat announced the new Doctor. It was an old white man and Twitter/Facebook were pissed. We were all holding out the new Doctor would be something different other than a white male. Internet casting had the front runners of Idris Elba, Dame Helen Mirren, and Chiwetel Eljiofor as the three in the lead of dream casting. People were demanding a POC or a woman as the new Doctor. No one believed those three would actually get the role but was more of an outline to what fans wanted. Sadly Moffat gave us another white man in the string of Doctors. Peter Capaldi is a fantastic actor and I am looking forward to Twelve but compared to what could have been, I am a bit disappointed.
We nerds love to rage against anything that seems to be against what we think is best for a series, movie, comic, or novel. A lot of times, the rage is misplaced stupidity like people complaining about Idris being cast as Heimdahl or Michael B. Jordan being considered for the part of Johnny Storm. J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is another recent case of Nerd Rage.
So Persphoneers, do you have any nerd rage? I can tell you when they announced a new Buffy movie a few years back, I went bananas because, well, you get why.