Greetings Lads and Lasses, and welcome to WHO KNOWS?, our new, semi-regular Doctor Who news series!
As we wait for the fall and the beginnings of Peter Capaldi’s run as our favorite Time Lord, I’ll be stopping in from time to time with the latest news and rumors about the new season as they hit the internet. As you might imagine, I’ll have an opinion or two and some commentary along the way, and I hope you’ll share yours with us in the comments section.
And to kick it off, here’s Peter Capaldi in his 12th Doctor attire, fresh from its reveal from the BBC!!!
The Doctor has a new look as Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins. In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in the costume that will define his time as the Twelfth Time Lord in one of TV’s biggest roles. Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden.
Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
Filming for episode one of series 8 began earlier this month, after 10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first much-anticipated glimpse of Capaldi’s Doctor. Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, commented: “Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is officially recorded in history today with the unveiling of his new costume. It’s sharp, smart and stylish – The Twelfth Time Lord means business.”
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So what do you think folks?