j42smith asked stfu-moffat:

I love how Steven Moffat’s justification for not having a female Doctor was that ‘female fans find him too attractive’, so he picked a 55-year-old man who looks scary.

I must say, I felt sorry for Clara when the Doctor turned from the odd-yet-amiable-looking Matt Smith into Peter Capaldi doing his scary eyes. She looked very freaked out and I would have been too.

I don’t know if that’s why Moffat picked Capaldi, but it is odd that he claims women only watch things because of hot men then he picks a 55-year-old as the new Doctor. By his own logic, surely he’s cutting off some of his fanbase, but he doesn’t seem to consider women to be Real Fans anyway so maybe he just doesn’t care.

- C