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Capaldi’n the Tardis

The recently released teaser trailer for the soon to re-open Dr Who Experience features Twelvy in his predecessor’s Tardis console rooms – first up is the Hartnell recreation for An Adventure in Space and Time:

capaldi hartnell tardisThis really works, evokes a real Season Eight vibe – and I still say they should have used this for the War Doctor!

Next up is the Copper console room for Smiffy:

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This one kind of works too, but not so well. Of course, if the Beeb hadn’t moved studios then this would probably have been Capaldi’s console room too!

And finally, the Eccles/Tennant console room, where Twelvy whacks the console with that rubber mallet. This one doesn’t suit him as well I don’t think.
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Can you imagine just how much fun shooting on all these must have been for Capaldi, his inner fanboy must have been squee-ing with delight!

The Doctor Who Experience re-opens October 24th, with tickets on sale from this coming Tuesday, the 7th.

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Doctor Bowie?

According to an article in today’s Sunday Express, Capaldi based Twelvy’s look on David Bowie’s Thin White Duke look.  I always thought the buttoned up shirt was a bit more Charles Saatchi The Celebrity Burd Strangler. Or maybe even early Dr Jon, but Bowie? Well, Capaldi was an Art Student at the fire-hit GSoA, so going to see Bowie at the Apollo is exactly the kind of thing you can see him doing. As for inspiring the look, well, Capaldi is 12 years younger than fellow art student Bowie so it is possible…

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Brace yourselves, Doctor Bowie is coming to an internet near you!

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Capaldi Cossie Unveiled!

Capaldi Costume

Here it is, what Dr Capaldi will be wearing when he returns to our screens in August!

Not sure about it, initial reaction is that it’s a bit stripped down, was expecting something a bit more Old School. Looks a bit too “designed” and not at all sure about the “Charles Saatchi” buttoned-up-shirt-with-no-tie look but, if nothing else, you can tell that Capaldi was a Glasgow Art Student! Love that he’s doing The Pertwee Point pose though!

And I hope to hell that’s a waistcoat and not a cardi!

It’s a sort of Sci-Fi Teddyboy look and check those Doc Martens – a “durty big perra bits” as they say in Glasgow, “fur gein’ aw thae monsters a bootin’ in the baws”!

A very Glasgow School of Art “don’t mess wi` me” kind of look, which bodes rather well for the Capaldi Doctor’s character methinks!

I give the new look a 6.5 out of 10

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Peter Capaldi IS The Doctor

And so it begins!

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Twelfth body, fourteenth incarnation, thirteenth regeneration. Okay?
So, moving on now…

Can only imagine how Capaldi is feeling now that he’s finally started on his journey as Twelvy. He must be like a kid in a sweetshop at Christmas with his Birthday around the corner and a hot date lined up for afters. Good luck to him! I think he’ll make a fantastic Doctor and I hope they keep the line up as just him and Jenna. I like the whole older Doctor, younger companion vibe, haven’t had that since Eccles.

Next up is all the kerfuffle over what he’s going to wear – put the Who fashion police on standby!

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Peter Capaldi in Rab C Nesbitt

one of those “Dr Who actors in other shows” moments tonight when I caught “John Sergeant meets Rab C Nesbitt” on BBC Two…

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A very young Capaldi, playing a street preacher interrupted by Our Rab, somewhere round about the time of Local Hero.

“I appreciate yer enthusiasm pal, but if ah’d wanted a support act ah would’ve booked waan – beat it!”

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Yaldy! Capaldi!

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Well, he’s here! Yaldy! Capaldi!

“Kidneys, I’ve got new kindeys… I don’t like the colour!”

As entrances for Doctors go, that was pretty dramatic, and probably one of the quickest regenerations ever. Couldn’t catch what his second line was but “Do you know how to fly this thing?” is as good as any exit line you could hope for, although his first one was a bit similar to Matt’s “Legs! I’ve still got legs!”

Loved those few brief shots of Capaldi at the controls of the Tardis and Whopix was rather chuffed to be proved right on the whole regeneration numbering thing – still waiting for those apologies though…

Capaldi’s Doctor won’t be quite so wild eyed next Autumn but I’m pleased that he seems to be using his own accent, which is quite an Anglicised Scots voice, much softer than McCoy’s. I think he’s going to be great and it’s going to be a long wait `til Series Eight, so it’s just as well that we’ve got The War Doctor to keep us all occupied in the meantime.

The story itself, The Time of the Doctor, wasn’t the most engaging, and highlights how it’s not always a good idea to have The Doctor at the centre of the story. There were a few good moments, such as Bald Matt, Clara’s Granny, Wooden Cybermen but overall this was a middl-ing adventure that was only really significant for it’s climax. And what a climax it was.

Okay, so it was a bit Deus Ex Machina to have the Timelords give him a whole new regeneration cycle, but what else could Moffat reasonably have done? And it was quite neat how The Silence and The Crack were finally given an explanation and Karen Gillan’s cameo was quite sweet. And then you realise they were both wearing wigs in that scene!

The Matt Smith Doctor was never my favourite but Smiffy proved the doubters wrong and gave as good a performance of an old man in a young man’s body as anyone could expect. His will always be remembered as the Anniversary Doctor, and, as the youngest gives way to the oldest, the next fifty years starts here!

SATISFACTION LEVEL FOR THIS EPISODE? 5/10
FRUSTRATION LEVEL FOR THIS EPISODE? 3/10
ANTICIPATION LEVEL FOR DOCTOR TWELVE? 11/10

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Peter Capaldi Is Dr Who! – SPOILERS!!!!!

If you haven’t yet seen The Time of the Doctor,then be warned, here be
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Bye Bye Matt, hello Peter!

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And in what must be one of the quickest regenerations ever, suddenly he’s gone and there’s a new bloke in his place!

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Peter Capaldi Is Dr Who

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PETER CAPALDI! GET IN!!!

PETER CAPALDI TWELFTH DOCTOR

First up, I reckon Peter Capaldi is an absofuckinlutely brilliant choice. Can’t wait until we see him in action next year alongside Jenna Coleman. Roll on Series Eight!

Second, hats off to The Moff, he’s clearly inherited JNT’s publicity gene by getting us wondering, just for a second, that maybe, just maybe, he might fuck up the show completely by getting the casting completely wrong [I think you all know what Whopix is referring to…] but now, given his comments on the reveal show, I reckon he thinks its a bad idea too and it ain’t gonna happen on his watch. Of course, it became clear what the choice was going to be, even if we didn’t know who it was going to be, the minute they announced the show’s format.

The minute they said the reveal would be live, and in front of a studio audience, you knew you could wave bye bye to the notion of a gender swap. Twelve was clearly going to be someone that the audience would totally whoop for when he was revealed – they would never take the risk of a radical choice in that sort of format. I mean, could you imagine if someone else walked out and the crowd collectively did a sharp intake of breath and nobody clapped? Could you imagine it? No, neither could I. So the fact that the Beeb would never risk a negative reaction made it clear that it was going to be someone they collectively felt would be a popular choice.

And by doing so, they have, perhaps, set a dangerous precedent. Looking ahead, several years ahead I hope, to when Doctor Capaldi retires, and long may that day be postponed Great Kiv, the question will be asked – are we having another global live reveal. And if not, why not?

As an actor himself, Whopix knows a little of what PC was going through through. Just imagine for a moment, they ask you to try for it, you go round to The Moff’s gaff and play it for him while he tapes it on his camcorder or smartphone or whatever it was, [and can we have that audition tape on the Series Eight Box Set please? Ta much.] he sends it to the High Ups at the Beeb, you wait, you go to Prague, miss the call, find out you’ve got it, you almost explode with excitement and the pressure of keeping it secret… and then the Beeb turn round and say, oh, by the way, we want to do a reveal show, like we did last time for Matt, only this time we want to do it LIVE on BBC One. Oh and simulcast it in the US as well. You don’t have a problem with that, do you Peter? There must have been a moment where he was thinking, aye well fair enough but it’s my arse in the sling here and what if I walk out there and it all goes horribly wrong and I’m left there looking like a twat, what the fekk do we do then? Brave man for agreeing to that one!

But of course it didn’t and I am totally made up for Mr Capaldi. I know that feeling all too well of waiting in the wings ready to go on but God Only Knows what was going through his head as he waited for Zoe Ball to say his name. Talk about a moment of truth…

And then, of course, the crowd went nuts, as I did [I was watching online with some friends, praying there wouldn’t be any buffering to spoil the moment] and it must have been an incredible feeling knowing that all those people were so glad that it was you! And Whopix is one of them!

So, having calmed down a wee but and thought about it, I reckon we’re in for much more than just Malcolm Tucker in the Tardis. Capaldi is a much better actor than that and will, I reckon bring an intensity to the role that we haven’t had for a long time. He will be the kind of Doctor that you do not mess with, a much more scary figure than of late but still one capable of warmth and charm and filled with all the enthusiasm of the eternal explorer who knows there’s always somewhere new to go, someone new to meet.

And then there’s the question of how Doctor Capaldi and Clara Oswald will interact. Clara’s in for a helluva shock when that young-looking bloke she’s been a bit flirty with sudden explodes into her Space Dad. And I reckon that whole dynamic of an older Doctor, which we haven’t really had since Pertwee, will shake up the show in all sorts of interesting ways. I reckon we’re heading for a Doctor Bill & Susan or a Doctor Jon & Jo type relationship. And yes, I’m also wondering what’ll happen if and when he meets River Song… [am I bad for secretly hoping that he doesn’t?]

And since Mr Capaldi is a long term fan who was five years old when the show started, he can remember, and clearly knows, as testified by his Radio Times Letter and Fanzine Contribution, the entire history of the show. Did you spot his “Hartnell Lapel Grab” just after he came out? That’s a boy who knows his Who! And, since he’s the same age as Billy when he started, I hope he’ll be more inclined to stay a bit longer than the regulation 3 years, since the whole “typecasting” thing applies a whole lot less when you’re 55 than it does when you’re 35.

I hope Doctor Capaldi is with us for a very long time and I hope and pray he doesn’t do an Eccleston on us. And since David Tennant didn’t do it, I want Peter Capaldi to be the one to beat Tom Baker’s record!

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UPDATE: Moffat Interview with What’s On TV

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The Twelfth Doctor and Clara

Amongst all the other reasons for being excited about Peter Capaldi being Dr 12, can’t wait to see how the dynamic plays out between his Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s Clara!

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[had so much fan doing these mock-ups, just like the old days…]

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Peter Capaldi IS The Doctor!

PETER CAPALDI TARDIS

What I reckon it might look like in the TARDIS right after the regneration… “Well, Clara – what do you think?”

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August 5, 2013 · 2:14 pm