Anyone concerned with the choice of Peter Capaldi as the newest Doctor can lay those fears to rest with the release of the first photos of the actor in his Doctor Who outfit. Capaldi has self-described his new look as “100 per cent Rebel Time Lord“. As filming begins in Cardiff, the newest regeneration from Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor to Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth will see The Doctor sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt and black Dr Martens boots. Personally? It looks insanely cool.
Capaldi loves the new look, which was designed by Doctor Who costume designer, Howard Burden. “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord,” said Capaldi. Current DW showrunner, Steven Moffat, couldn’t agree more. “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
It’s been a long time since a 15 year-old Peter Capaldi wrote to Radio Times heaping fan praise on the publication for its special 15th anniversary edition and their Dalek construction plans. 40 years, to be exact. It’s about time you got here, Peter. Welcome.