The Lighter Side
Wishing that Peter Capaldi would lighten up a bit in his portrayal of The Doctor in the BBC’s long-running “Doctor Who” series? You’re about to get your wish. It looks like next season will see everyone’s favorite Time Lord a little lighter and a little more fun.
While we knew Season 8 of “Doctor Who” was going to be dark, we didn’t anticipate just how much more rude and crude than previous incarnations of the Doctor Capaldi’s version was going to be. It looks like that will change a bit next season, however, as show-runner, producer and writer Steven Moffat revealed in a recent interview with the “Doctor Who Magazine” that he’s writing The Doctor’s character to be much funnier and less intense than the previous season.
“We’re not bringing him back exactly as we left him, at all, I think that was already evident at Christmas,” Moffat said. “He’s left some of the burden of being a superhero of the universe behind. So I’m pushing him — I’m writing quite funny this year — I’m pushing him the other way.”
I’m personally looking forward to a lighter Doctor. I actually enjoyed Capaldi’s Doctor in Season 8, but there was something a bit off-putting about his character. A little more humor and caring from him could just be what The Doctor ordered. (I09)
Is anyone else disturbed by a 1980’s picture of Bonnie Langford on the cover with Peter Capaldi? 🙂
The new edition of Doctor Who Magazine is out today, in which series lead writer Steven Moffat reflects on last year’s series and tells DWM how the Doctor might change in the next season…
Also inside this issue:
- Paul McGann, the eighth Doctor, gives his opinion on Peter Capaldi‘s incarnation, and how it’s changed how he thinks about the Doctor. Plus, an exclusive preview of the new Doctor Who audio series, Dark Eyes 4, including contributions from Alex Macqueen (the Master).
- Bonnie Langford, who played Mel – companion to the sixth and seventh Doctors – in the 1980s, recalls her turbulent time on the show.
- Doctor Who’s very first director, Waris Hussein, continues his guide to the making of the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo, with the help of unique documents unseen for more than 50 years.
- Discover fascinating new facts about the 1972 third Doctor adventure The Time Monster in The Fact of Fiction.
- In a special feature, the Watcher solves the mystery of when the Doctor was first revealed not to be human.
- There’s trouble in storage for Doctor and Clara in Space Invaders!, a brand-new comic strip written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Mike Collins.
- Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions – and speculates about the return of the CyberBrig!
- The Time Team take a side-step to watch Peter Capaldi star in the dark Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood: Children of Earth.
- Jacqueline Rayner reflects on fear and terror in Doctor Who in Relative Dimensions.
- The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
- The Watcher celebrates the man who played the Doctor, William Hartnell, in the latest Wotcha!
- The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!
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