With recent word out of London that the BBC is “thrilled” and “delighted” with their initial looks at the early completed episodes with Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, let’s all put the Downton Abbey countdown calendar on the back burner for the moment, resign ourselves to the fact that Sherlock probably isn’t happening in the near future and start the Doctor Who countdown to Autumn 2014.
According to RadioTimes.com, the storylines have started from “the bottom up” with Capaldi’s Doctor having a clean slate with little reference to his predecessors. In addition, the chemistry between Capaldi and Coleman is said to be ‘sizzling’. The source said: “He is the oldest Doctor and there is a sense he is more distanced from his assistant, more of a mystery. He is perhaps less a mate, and someone she looks up to. She has to try and gauge him – but dramatically it’s very satisfying and onscreen they work very well together.”
While a lot of the buzz has been centering around the monsters and the on-screen chemistry between Capaldi and Coleman, there seems to be a great deal of attention being paid, as usual, to the incoming Doctor’s attire. As we’ve seen from earlier postings, Capaldi will don a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as stylish black Dr Marten shoes. No bow tie, no Chuck Taylor’s, no long scarf. Capaldi’s take on the costume? He loves it. “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.”
For those that can’t get enough and are willing to risk spoilers, here’s some video we found trolling around on the Internets from the early series 8 filming on the set of Doctor Who. The sucker that I am for any kind of ‘making-of’ video was more than I could deal with so I just had to watch, spoilers or no spoilers. I know…I’m weak. How long until Fall?