Moffat On 12th Doctor

Doctor Who TV is reporting some new info about the 12th:

Steven Moffat offers a few intriguing titbits on Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#464). Here’s some highlights:

  • Moffat is pretty certain Capaldi will keep his native Scottish accent for the role

  • At the moment, they’ve only discussed Twelve’s costume in the lightest terms

  • Moffat wanted to flip the switch the other way after having two youthful and accessible Doctors in a row

  • He’s going to be an older, trickier and fiercer Doctor

  • “Just as Clara’s learning to have a proper old crush on him, suddenly he’s Malcolm Tucker!”

  • Moffat thinks it’ll be fun seeing Clara cope with the Doctor being completely different…

  • …”I think the fun story will be – and we have the opportunity here – is this is what regeneration can do to you. He can be very, very different.”

  • “People really love Jenna, so we make the Doctor quite difficult…”

  • …Moffat likens the situation to Tom Baker’s first season: “He’s really quite difficult to take at the beginning, and you’re very grateful that Sarah and the Brigadier are there to reassure you.”

All I have to say is oh yes….

Plus he told Doctor Who Magazine:

“The special ties up stuff from all corners of Matt’s tenure – there are things I set in motion in Matt’s very first episode that I’m paying off now.”

“It’s been a long game, but most of the questions that people ask will be answered…”

“One of the horrors of regeneration is that a certain amount of his persona alters entirely. His appetites and his enthusiasms will change. And that’s sort of what I’m writing about now in Matt’s last episode, the fact that he’s terribly aware that he’s about to be rewritten. And it’s frightening.”

Apparently filming on the Christmas special begins next month.


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