The Doctor Is In

TimeTravelPeanuts

Even MORE Smith At New Orleans ComicCon!

Favorite moments:

Filming his last scene:

Matt and the Doctor similar?

The Eleventh Hour and Fish Fingers & Custard

Favorite Animals:

Companion

Trade for Who

Dalek Without Lid

DalekLid

Cookie Monster And Grover Face A Dalek

O.M.G.

New Attitude

It looks like Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is going to have a new attitude.  From Steven Moffat:

”The last two Doctors have been ‘your boyfriend’ Doctors. It was time for the show to flip around. The new version of the show is quite old now.”

“We’re going to give Clara a Doctor who is a much older, fiercer, madder, less reliable Doctor who leads her a merry dance.”

He also hints at a possible return of River Song:

“I’m slightly tempted, because I imagine Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be absolutely hilarious together. She could certainly have met other Doctors. So there’s nothing stopping us … But is there anything new we can do? Or is the new thing that Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be very sexy together? Is that enough? We’ve always had fun with the fact that they don’t look like a couple.

“Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would look like a couple — that’s the thing. Whereas I thought Matt [Smith] and Alex were gorgeous together, but it looked slightly strange, because he was so much younger.”

Opinions?

Capaldi In Costume

I’d seen this before and thought it was photoshopped, but it actually is an official picture!  It’s Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on set for Series 8.

CapaldiColeman

And from the BBC:

The BBC has issued the following press release:

The new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, stepped on set today for his first full day of filming as production begins on series 8 of the hit BBC show.

10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first glimpse of Capaldi in one of TV’s most iconic roles in the festive special ‘The Time of the Doctor’, which saw Matt Smith hang-up his bow tie after 4 years in the role.

Capaldi was revealed as the Doctor in a live BBC One show in August, after months of speculation about the next Doctor’s identity.

Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi said:

“New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, added:

“First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.”

Accompanying the Doctor on his adventures will be companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman.

The first episode of series 8 has been written by Steven Moffat with the second episode penned by Phil Ford.  These are the first episodes that Peter will shoot and are directed by Ben Wheatley.

Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning, said:

“Excitement and anticipation fills the air as Peter Capaldi’s Doctor takes control of the TARDIS for the very first time today. It’s going to be one hell of a ride and I can’t wait for the journey to start.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One, commented:

“A new year, a new face, a new Doctor! 2014 has arrived and it’s Peter Capaldi’s time so let the adventures begin!”

Filming is taking place in Cardiff until August 2014.  Doctor Who is executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, and produced by Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett.  It is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.

Goodbye Matt Smith

Bow Ties 1

Bow Ties 2

Bow Ties 3

Bow Ties