Doctor Who News Doctor Who Number 12: Peter Capaldi

Published on January 22nd, 2014 | by Rebecca Crockett

Peter Capaldi’s Amazing Doctor Who Fan Art From 1976

As we eagerly await our new Doctor’s first adventure on screen, we continue to receive glimpses into just how much of a Doctor Who fan Peter Capaldi has been since he was young. 

Capaldi has been known, in some small way, to the show’s fan base since he was a teenager, having sent a number of submissions to the official Doctor Who International Fan Club newsletter showing his love of the show.

(An interesting side note – at one point, Capaldi was unhappy with how Keith Miller was running the DWIFC and even tried to make that fact known to producer Barry Letts. Letts’ secretary,  Sarah Newman, encouraged Miller to continue with his efforts despite Capaldi’s criticism, which continued for some time, to the point that Miller says Capaldi “haunted” his time running the fan club.)

One submission was Peter’s high praise for Bernard Lodge’s opening title sequence for the show. Given that he attended the Glasgow School of Art, it’s no surprise that Capaldi has an artistic eye.

Today we have another of his submissions to the DWIFC newsletter, a lovely look at the TARDIS settled on an alien planet.


Capaldi has a lovely eye for composition, using the the light to great effect here. One could imagine this as part of a story board for any Who episode set on an alien world. One wonders if Capaldi might not have eventually been some part of the show’s production team, had the acting plans not worked out!


(via Bleeding Cool, TVCream)


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About the Author


Rebecca is new to the Who world, having only recently watched the entire new series in a span of 8 days. She is no stranger to sci-fi though, being a life long Trekkie and has vague memories of seeing the 4th Doctor on US television as a child. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she is a fan of pop culture and loves movies and books so much she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She also likes to make attempts at various forms of art including photography and painting. Rebecca is currently working her way through as many classic serials and as many books related to the show that she can find and wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.

7 Responses to Peter Capaldi’s Amazing Doctor Who Fan Art From 1976

  1. avatar Andrew G. Dick says:

    Well he did go to Glasgow School of Art you know.

  2. avatar Howard Railton says:

    Good luck to Capaldi I really hope it all works out for him, it just seems a great sadness the way Moffat wasted Smith as we’ll never get that talent back again.

    • avatar castellanspandrel says:

      Jesus, Howie, you really are a stuck record, aren’t you?

  3. avatar TonyS says:

    Oh for goodness sake, Howard! Give it a rest, will you?

  4. avatar DonnaM says:

    Stciking strictly to topic, some people are just unreasonably talented, aren’t they? Brilliant actor, Oscar-winning writer and director and a damn good artist too!

    • avatar TonyS says:

      Well said, Donna and thanks for keeping us focussed. I’d settle for just one of those talents :)

  5. avatar TimeChaser says:

    I drew a lot of TARDISes when I was younger, but I bow to the talent of Mr. Capaldi. I wonder if he will incorporate this and give his Doctor a sketching hobby. That would be neat. :)

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