“The world of “Doctor Who” fans was sent spinning on Monday night, after the actor Peter Capaldi said that he would step down from his role as the title character in that British television series.
“The Scottish-born Mr. Capaldi, who has played the Doctor since 2013 and is the 12th actor in the role, told a BBC radio program that he felt it was time “to move on to different challenges.”
“The science-fiction series began in 1963 and ran until 1989, before being resurrected in 2005. The next season, which starts in April, will be Mr. Capaldi’s last in the series.
““Doctor Who” follows a time-traveling alien known as the Doctor, who moves through dimensions to save the universe in the Tardis, a spaceship disguised as an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.”
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