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Tweets Of The Week

Writers, stars and everyone else share their two cents on the Twelfth Doctor, Nathan Fillion’s condition for eating a cat turd and Simon Pegg plays Potter in the latest Tweets Of The Week

Unless you’ve been living under a rock that’s fallen out of space and time, you’ll be well aware that the universe has a new Doctor. Naturally, such a momentous event could not go unmentioned on Twitter, with 140 character quips flying in faster than a runaway TARDIS during Sunday’s reveal. Twitter played a crucial part in the proceedings as the Beeb displayed viewer tweets on a rolling ticker bar at the bottom of the screen, and broadcast the 35 minute special simultaneously across the globe, maximising viewer interaction. There were over 542,000 tweets during the live announcement, jumping to 22,081 a minute as Peter Capaldi was revealed as the next Doctor.

Our award (that we just made up) for Tweets of the Night go to Ben Daniels, the Law & Order: UK star who was heavily rumoured to be the next Time Lord in the weeks leading up to the reveal.

@bendanielsss there's been a terrible mistake.....'m locked in dressing room 4.....I felt a sharp blow to the back of the head and heard a Scottish cackle.....

Peter Capaldi will ROCK!! Fab fab choice!

He wasn’t the only one to express such an opinion though. Here’s a comparatively small selection of Tweets from across the night:

@KarenGillan2 CAPALDI! Superb choice. Swear I've seen him inPompeii...

@Markgatiss Thrilling, moving, beyond exciting. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Peter Capaldi is the PERFECT choice. Welcome, Doctor!

@MattStrevens1 He visited the set of Adventure as a fan. Little did we (or he) know. He was such a lovely man and true Who enthusiast. Huge congrats Peter.

@WithJohnHurt Congratulations to Peter Capaldi and to the BBC. Another splendid Doctor!

@jamesmoran So, weirdly, I've now written for a Doctor *and* a Companion, in the same Doctor Who episode, before they were cast in their main roles.

@Aiannucci There can't be a funnier, wiser, more exciting Time Lord than Peter Capaldi. The universe is in great hands. #DoctorWho

@warrenellis [12.01am Monday] [switches on Twitter] well apparently I built an entire fucking time machine for NOTHING [burns a fez in protest]

@philfordesq So I'm sensing Peter Capaldi is a popular choice. Personally, I couldn't be happier.

Felicia Day

@feliciaday Who's now watching everything on Netflix with Peter Capaldi?!!

@Glinner Well done to Peter Capaldi. He will make scary things scarier and funny things funnier.

@ManMadeMoon Script binder a present from Tony Scott. Lovely man who made me believe I could direct for a living.

@arrroberts Do we get Chris Addison as the Doctor's companion too?

@mishacollins I admire peter capldi's gall trying to pass as a doctor! (I happen to know for a fact that he didn't attend medical school.)

@mrmarkmillar Congrats to Peter Capaldi on Dr Who. Like UK Prime Ministers, I like the fact that 2 of the last 3 Doctors have been Scottish.

Wil Wheaton

@wilw Woah.

@ollymoss Oh man. I can't wait for all the kids to google Peter Capaldi and get a best of Malcolm Tucker montage.

Tweets of the Week (100% Capaldi-free) continues on page 2!

@pattonoswalt Y'know what? Last year's DREDD was an excellent movie. I want a sequel. You should, too. Go here, please:

@edgarwright This is a real e-mail I was sent earlier. Tweeted with his permission.

@MuseZack The post-credits scene from The Wolverine was a nice reminder that Fox actually has as much of the great Marvel mythology as Marvel does.

@SylviaBrindis Proof that @JamesGunn didn't want to give @zoesaldana her pillow back. Who can spot @KarenGillan2 #GOTG #SDCC

@mishacollins I have always felt safer under @jarpad 's wing.

@DamonLindelof I personally can't wait to see "Batman vs. The Incredibly-Powered Kryptonian Dude Who Seems To Quietly Resent The Name Superman."

@caricevhouten #FF The Lord of Light

@ManMadeMoon Can you even imagine a world where we took our politicians seriously? Even Neill Blomkamp couldn't make that fiction fly...

@RattyBurvil I can't wait to see 'Ass 2' the first Ass was cracking.

Tweets of the Week continues on page 3!

@simonpegg Doctor WHAT??!!

@mrdrewpearce @thisisTomRiley @mattfraction Oh, I see. It's like that. Old Matt bloody Fraction's your new favorite now. You're dead to me, Riley.

@thisisTomRiley @mrdrewpearce @mattfraction All I know is that Matt would have treated the Mandarin with RESPECT.

@philfordesq Remember I told you someone had hung Ianto's suit at his memorial inCardiffBay? Someone has stolen his trousers! Is nothing sacred???

@edgarwright Three of my most anticipated movies of the year are sci-fi: 'Elysium', 'Snowpiercer' and 'Gravity'. Maybe that last one is science fact...

@russelltovey They named him #George ! What a superb choice for the little king George is also my middle name and the name of a certain werewolf.. Bam! x

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Jordan Farley
Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.