Capaldi’s New Costume and A Doctor That May Kick You In The Groin
A few days ago Whovians were treated to the first official ( i.e. not sneakily leaked) look at what Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is going to dress like. In short, he should probably front Joy Division in this get up:
This style seems a bit darker than the Doctor’s last few regenerations, possibly this is to reflect a darker tone in the upcoming series.A dark coat with vampire lining and DMs that could deliver a kick to the groin that would make a Cyberman cry, it would seem that this Doctor means business. As excited as I’m sure you all are, the few comments we’ve heard from the Capaldi/Moffat camp are somewhat worrying to say the least.
When asked about his choice of costume, it seemed that Capaldi made a dig at the doctors of the past stating that the style was “Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100% Rebel Time Lord”
This has the connotation that we might be seeing a more angry, or possibly even violent doctor. This of course could be on purpose, lest us forget that just before The Doctor’s latest regeneration he straight up murdered 3 Daleks with the magical, never-been-used-this-way, wasn’t-that-a-useful-plot-device powers granted by the parallel dimension bound Time Lords (also, conveniently, granting him umpteen more regenerations).
This sentiment was echoed by long-time series’ writer Stephen Moffat, who issued the warning that it was a “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.”
Shooting has already started in Cardiff, so it’s only a matter of months until we can confirm or deny any of these theories/rumours.
Excited for the new era? Think Moffat’s lost the plot? leave your rage/love below. It’s okay, we understand.