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Is Peter Capaldi the last Doctor?

August 12th, 2013 by Marc 5 Comments

Rumour is rife that Peter Capaldi will be the final incarnation of the Doctor.

Remember that story from a few years ago when Harry Potter director David Yates was named as the director of a big screen version of Doctor Who? Remember how it disappeared almost as quickly as it had, ahem, materialised?

It appears now there could be more to it after all. It has been suggested on numerous sites that the BBC will allow the character to be killed off, in order to give Yates and the team at BBC Worldwide free reign to reboot the character on the big screen in 2015.

Of course there’s nothing concrete behind this beyond fan speculation, but if you factor in the fact that the BBC has been accused of finding it hard to give Who the budget and attention it deserves it might make sense to allow a subsiduary group to take the brunt of the cost of running it.

If nothing else look, how they’ve struggled to find the right time slot on a Saturday evening for the show. Then (SPOILER ALERT) there’s the small matter of John Hurt’s addition as a previous, unheard of incarnation of the Doctor which pushes Capaldi from the 12th Doctor to the 13th … which we all know is meant to be the character’s final regeneration.

As usual, time will tell … but watch this space ….

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….