In Peter Capaldi’s own words, his version of the title character of BBC’s Doctor Who is “100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” This newly released image shows off the Twelfth Time Lord’s new look, which is a great teaser for fans with only a casual interest in the series, as well as those planning to get their cosplay costumes as authentic as possible for the upcoming convention year. The first episode of the eighth series of Doctor Who began earlier this month, just after the successful premiere of the series’ Christmas special, in which Capaldi first appeared.
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Here’s the full image of Capaldi in costume for his run on Doctor Who, followed by a BBC press release with all the particulars:
The Doctor has a new look as Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins. In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in the costume that will define his time as the Twelfth Time Lord in one of TV’s biggest roles. Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden.
Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “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.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “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!”
Filming for episode one of series 8 began earlier this month, after 10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first much-anticipated glimpse of Capaldi’s Doctor. Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, commented: “Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is officially recorded in history today with the unveiling of his new costume. It’s sharp, smart and stylish – The Twelfth Time Lord means business.”
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