It’s been nearly 2 years! But tomorrow is the start of a new series. Capaldi’s swan song. Moffatt’s end. Except for the Christmas Special that will end it all. Then begin it again…
Welcome to the Day Before…
Peter Capaldi will be bringing us a very different Time Lord in his final series of Doctor Who – taking inspiration from the show’s very beginnings.
New companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) will bring out new sides to Capaldi’s Doctor, showrunner Steven Moffat told press including Digital Spy.
“He is different with her – he’s quite a different Doctor with Bill,” Moffat said. “From the off, he adores her… and in ways that are hard to define, you will see a different version [of Peter’s Doctor].
“The Doctor is now dealing with somebody who questions him and skewers him from time to time. So you’ll see how he’s different, and occasionally disconcerted.”
In first episode ‘The Pilot’, the Doctor keeps a photograph of his granddaughter Susan (Carole Ann Ford) – who last appeared on the show as a regular in 1964.
That might be a tip-off, because according to Moffat, there’s a “grandfatherly” element to the Doctor’s dynamic with his new friend.
[Above: The first Doctor (William Hartnell) with Susan (Carole Ann Ford)]
“There’s a kind of kindness he has, I think, with Bill. There is a proper grandfatherly approach to her – but he’s indignant at the idea that he’d be considered old enough to be her grandfather!”
Series 10 will see the Doctor, Bill (Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) pitted against the Ice Warriors, the Mondasian Cybermen and two different versions of The Master, with John Simm returning to team up with Missy (Michelle Gomez). — Digital Spy