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!