Okay, so maybe not everyone on THIS side of the pond is excited as I am about Peter Capaldi (“The Thick Of It”, Lair Of The White Worm) as the twelfth incarnation of the good Doctor on “Doctor Who,” but thanks to the BBC, those grumblers may change their minds.
Earlier today, the BBC released this tasty image of Capaldi dressed in the Doc’s new duds and I AM IN LOVE with the “rock star-meets-bannister” dark blue and red custom tailored suit; the fact he doesn’t don a scarf doesn’t bother me in the least.
And because I don’t want you to miss a SINGLE thing, here’s what the BBC and Capaldi himself had to say about the Doc’s new look:
The Doctor has a new look as Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins. In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in the costume that will define his time as the Twelfth Time Lord in one of TV’s biggest roles. Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden.
Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
Filming for episode one of series 8 began earlier this month, after 10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first much-anticipated glimpse of Capaldi’s Doctor. Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, commented: “Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is officially recorded in history today with the unveiling of his new costume. It’s sharp, smart and stylish – The Twelfth Time Lord means business.”
Pro tip, gents: a guy who can keep his Doc Martens shiny gets a LOT of action.
Still not convinced about Capaldi’s street cred and if he can handle the day-to-day strange that occurs in the Doctor’s travels? Maybe this little scene from Ken Russell’s classic Lair Of The White Worm will quiet your doubts.
That hair, that kilt. Siiiiiiigh…I love this man so much.
Source: BBC, Collider
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