Have you been eagerly awaiting the first look at what Peter Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” costume is going to be? Well, we’ve got it for you now!
The good news here? That the folks over at the BBC have worked hard to ensure that Peter looks in no way like the version of The Doctor made famous by Matt Smith. Gone is the signature bowtie, and in its place appears to be the Doc Martens and the red-and-black jacket that he is sporting here. This is a pretty commanding look for The Doctor to have, and it actually does not scream “kindly professor” in the way that the costume for Smith did after its initial release.
Now, we turn to the downside of this look: Capaldi looks a little bit like an evil magician or a character in a Disney movie with the jacket. How often do you traditionally see a jacket that looks like this? We personally like it, but it is a much darker outfit than we have grown accustomed to from The Doctor in between Smith’s get-up and what David Tennant had going before him.
As a part of the big reveal, both Capaldi and executive producer Steven Moffat each released their own individual statements on the subject.
Peter – “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.”
Steven – “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!”
Okay, so does “coming to get you” suggest to anyone else that we are meant to see Capaldi in our nightmares? And if so, can he join Pierre the Pelican as an axis of evil? (Bonus points if you get the reference.)
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