Stephen Moffat, attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has been chatting a little about Peter Capaldi’s take on The Doctor when he picks up the Doctor Who mantel this Christmas…
According to Darkhorizons, Moffat chatted about the sort of person/character the older Doctor will be. So what did we learn?
– Capaldi will probably keep his Scottish accent.
– There’s been no real talk about the new costume yet.
– Capadi’s take will be “older, trickier and fiercer… 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.” He then compares Capaldi’s arrival to that of Tom Baker’s in the classic series – “He [Baker] is really quite difficult to take at the beginning, and you’re very grateful that Sarah and the Brigadier are there to reassure you.”
Moffat also went on to talk about one of the questions on many fans’ minds: will the Time Lords finally return in full? “The Time Lords are dead in my mind. They died.”
He did acknowledge the 12 regenerations rule and hinted that it may have to be changed or fixed but didn’t say how…
So a Tom Baker-esque take on the Doctor, huh? Looks like it’ll be all change in the TARDIS come 2014.