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Doctor Who showrunner Stephen Moffat talks about the new Doctor’s personality (and a few other tidbits)…

August 25th, 2013 by Marc Comments

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.

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….