There are a number of things that often distinguish one Doctor on “Doctor Who” from the next, so there is one question that many Whovians still want an answer to: What is the signature look going to be for Peter Capaldi? For Matt Smith, he made the bowties and the tweed jackets totally his thing, and we have seen everything from the glorious to the garish on the series over the years.
So when it comes to Capaldi, who is going to be the primary influence for his style? As it turns out, it is none other than Peter himself. For more on this, just take a look at what showrunner / executive producer Steven Moffat had to say on the matter:
“I’ll just let them get on with it and it’ll be ‘yes’ or ‘no’ at the end. Matt said ‘I should be a boffin, I think I need to go with the bow tie’ and I said ‘No, absolutely not, you’re not wearing a bow tie – that’s a cartoon idea of what Doctor Who is… Oh, you are going to wear a bow tie – you look incredible in it.
“And from that moment on he suddenly came to life, and he put the tweed jacket on and suddenly he’s leaping round the room with a biro pen and that was it – he was the Doctor.”
Capaldi will make his first appearance as The Doctor during the upcoming Christmas special later this year, which has already filmed. So will we get a taste of Peter’s look during this? It is possible, but you’re going to have to wait so much longer than that to find out some more information about what his signature style is going to be. Season 8 of the series will not be airing on the BBC until later on in 2014, so there’s still quite a wait on that one. Hopefully, you’ll be able to check out some of those missing episodes that have been recently discovered before that time.
While we wait for Capaldi’s debut as the character, it is pretty clear that Smith has already moved on to his own next big thing. The actor has recently signed on to his first big role since the Christmas special, and he is heading to the stage.
Photo: BBC One