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Published on December 11th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Moff: Peter Capaldi Is “very dashing”

It’s Christmas Day. The Eleventh Doctor has made his emotional departure and you’ve managed to pull yourself back together from the sobbing mess said departure will leave you in (No, not now! Don’t even think about it! You’ll set me off).

Thoughts will – inevitably – turn towards the future and Peter Capaldi.

Of course, the pressing concern will be just what sort of Doctor will the artist formerly known as Malcolm Tucker be, but perhaps just as important in cementing that shiny brand new identity will be:

What will the Doctor be wearing?

While that information is shrouded in secrecy as Series 8 begins filming the Radio Times’ Ben Dowell can at least bring us a flavour of the look Capaldi will be sporting, thanks to the elusive BBC Insider:

[/quote]A BBC source tells me that the decision over the costume was ultimately made by a combination of Capaldi himself, executive producer Brian Minchin, showrunner Steven Moffat and senior members of the art team and had to be approved by senior BBC executives.[/quote]

Capaldi’s costume mixes old and new – is a “bit old fashioned to denote the fact that he is the oldest Doctor” but is also “looking to the future as well” says the well-placed sourced.”

My guess would be the costume would be something traditional but something that reflects the history of the Capaldi himself; perhaps something a little new wave or post punk  - perhaps something militaristic but old-fashioned too.

Who knows? Well Capaldi for one who according to Steven Moffat, has some ‘”very strong opinions about clothes, he’s very dashing”’

While we wait to see just what threads the new Doctor will be sporting; what do you think the new Doctor should dig out of the wardrobe? A frock coat? Spandex? A Pith helmet?

(Via Radio Times.)


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

8 Responses to Moff: Peter Capaldi Is “very dashing”

  1. avatar CaptainOswald says:

    Dear god please not spandex. . .

    • avatar Al says:

      Or leather straps and thong….

  2. avatar JP says:

    I hope there’s a kilt.

  3. avatar TimeChaser says:

    I think a sharp suit, trench coat or great coat, and perhaps a hat as well. Its time again for a hat.

  4. avatar Christine says:

    I like the idea of a hat. No fezes or Stetsons though, and no bow ties. I like them but they’re to identifiable with Matt. Not sure about the coat. Not too Tennanty please! And certainly no sand shoes. How about a scarf? Not similar to the 4th or 7th (they’re iconic for other Doctors as you all well know) but with some potential for a unique take on the 12th (or 13th or even 14th, depending on the regeneration protocols).

  5. avatar Grant says:

    Bowler hat. Its time has come.

  6. avatar drewboynton says:

    I think that no one is happy to see Matt Smith go, but it seems like everyone is also ready for a more serious, no-nonsense, more direct McGann or Eccleston type Doctor and maybe Capaldi will be that.

  7. avatar Howard Railton says:

    Primarly, Capaldi needs to be comfortable in his choice of threads.

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