Published on August 22nd, 2013 | by Nick Kitchen
The New Doctor Writes…
The latest issue of DWM is packed with photos and information about our brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. It also has a special treat: a letter from the newest Doctor himself!
In what can be best described as a “love letter to both DWM and the fans, Capaldi talks about the impact the magazine had on him as young fan, as well as how it prepared him for initial meeting with showrunner Steven Moffat.
“We’re still exploring who he is, but every one of the last 50 years of Doctor Who will have helped make him. And DWM’s meticulous chronicling of those years has already made a contribution. Over the last few months I’ve referred to quite a few of the issues and specials to refocus my inner Who…I’m certain I’ll be returning to the pages of the magazine.”
We’ve already established Capaldi as a passionate fan letter writer, dating back to even age 15! It isn’t a surprise to see his affection for the magazine. It will be interesting, though, to see how his DWM research informs his performance. Do you think being a ”mega-fan” will help or hinder his upcoming portrayal of the Twelfth Doctor?