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January 27th, 2014 233 comments

Costume Revealed! Peter Capaldi’s Era Officially Begins

Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins

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.

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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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233 comments

  • darkfrost

    February 19th, 2014 - 4:02pm

    He needs a beard. and a mustache.

    Reply
    • The Funky Chicken

      February 23rd, 2014 - 7:42pm

      No

  • Young Klimsly

    February 19th, 2014 - 4:54am

    I don’t care what he wears, I want River Song back. Give River her own show, how about “The Melody of River Song”, Alex Kingston is magnificent.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2014 - 12:24pm

      No they should a River Song and Jack Harkness Spin-Off!

  • anomanomanomanous

    February 18th, 2014 - 9:29pm

    he needs an umbrella or cane. maybe with the sonic built into the end. that would be awesome! also a top hat.

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      February 19th, 2014 - 1:58am

      There has already been a sonic cane

  • MarkAB51

    February 15th, 2014 - 12:35am

    Will reserve judgement on the costume for now, as it’s very much part of the whole Doctors identity…it will be interesting to see if the classic almost somber look works with Peter Capaldi’s interpretation

    Reply
  • the oncoming storm

    February 14th, 2014 - 8:34pm

    peter needs a bowtie

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 14th, 2014 - 8:47pm

      no that’s matt thing

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 16th, 2014 - 8:25am

      I agree with Anonymous, and to be honest, some of us was getting fed up with the whole boring ‘Bow Ties are Cool’ thing.

    • dalek eternal

      February 23rd, 2014 - 12:27pm

      he needs a tie but not a bowtie

  • Tom_goat

    February 12th, 2014 - 10:53pm

    Anyone else thinks he looks like a vampire?

    Reply
    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 13th, 2014 - 10:12am

      Now you mention it, he does have a bit of a Dracula look about him.

      QUICK, SOMEONE ALERT BUFFY SUMMERS !!!! . .

    • SPACE PARANOIDS

      February 13th, 2014 - 11:20pm

      Lol

    • ANOMONOUS

      April 12th, 2014 - 2:43pm

      That is not funny,such a rubbish joke and Peter Capaldi does not look like a vampire!
      It’s Doctor Who not Dracula

  • Anonymous

    February 12th, 2014 - 3:28pm

    Just read a recent interview with Uproxx Wheatley and it briefly mentions Ben Wheatley, director of the first two episodes of Series 8
    “I’ve got two more weeks shooting Doctor Who, which hopefully is going to go in July.”

    So let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later…

    Reply
  • SPACE PARANOIDS

    February 12th, 2014 - 3:22pm

    I wonder If Clara oswald will end up like rose turning into bad wolf?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 12th, 2014 - 3:26pm

      I doubt that very much…

  • DALEKSKITTLES

    February 9th, 2014 - 9:27pm

    I reckon his sonic is gonna look like river songs because remember he gave it to her, even thou it looked liked the 10ths but the 10ths was destroyed in the 11th hour episode so the new doctors sonic must look like river songs

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 10th, 2014 - 8:15pm

      No your wrong, The 11th gave it her as a pleasant when they to the Singing Towers of Darillium!

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      February 11th, 2014 - 7:37pm

      Oh woops I didn’t know that

    • wibaly-wobaly-timey-wimey

      February 12th, 2014 - 12:48am

      I don’t know. It might get bigger than the last one if they can. Like Matt’s is bigger than David’s.

    • SPACE PARANOIDS

      February 12th, 2014 - 3:21pm

      I admit its pretty cool

    • SPACE PARANOIDS

      February 12th, 2014 - 3:23pm

      Most likely

    • SPACE PARANOIDS

      February 12th, 2014 - 3:25pm

      Or it could be the trans temporal shift sonic screwdriver.

  • george hill

    February 9th, 2014 - 8:38pm

    all that outfit needs is a cane

    Reply
    • Obsie

      February 10th, 2014 - 11:40am

      Mmmm, I’m in two minds over that. I suppose one would come in useful for certain stories rather than falling back on the sonic.

    • Anonymous

      February 10th, 2014 - 8:16pm

      He needs the Sonic Cane from Let’s Kill Hitler

  • Obsie

    February 8th, 2014 - 7:29pm

    Hogwash!

    Reply
  • Obsie

    February 7th, 2014 - 9:58pm

    In case anyone didn’t know, Doctor who is being shown on the Really channel from 10:00pm tonight; starting with Martha’s introduction.

    Reply
    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      February 8th, 2014 - 5:16pm

      Watching the Shakespeare code right now!

  • wibaly-wobaly-timey-wimey

    February 4th, 2014 - 3:24am

    Not shore about you but I think he needs a tye and glasses. I gust miss the glasses.

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    • chimpinfinity

      February 4th, 2014 - 9:26am

      Who’s to say Capaldi won’t wear glasses? None of David Tennant’s promo shots included his.

      No doctor who’s ever owned specs wore them all the time. It can make it tricky to get the right shot/feeling to come across sometimes.

      I say all this as a wearer of specs/contact lenses!

  • Anonymous

    February 2nd, 2014 - 7:21pm

    Apparenly K-9 will be joining The Doctor, Clara and the New male Companion in the TARDIS this Series!

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    • Obsie

      February 3rd, 2014 - 11:07am

      Which space-time telegraph was this news sent on?

    • The Other

      February 3rd, 2014 - 8:35pm

      That would be awesome!!
      😀 😀 😀
      Great to see the old dog back in the TARDIS!
      It would be like a family if the male companion is true as well
      The Doctor is dad
      Clara + male companion are kids
      K.9 is the pet (but so much more)

      I wonder if this is connected to the interesting new variant Al Dewar spoke about…

    • Anonymous

      February 3rd, 2014 - 9:51pm

      There was a rumour a few weeks ago that the school teacher from the day of the Dr might become a compangion

    • Anonymous

      February 16th, 2014 - 2:10am

      Doctor Who fan for over 30 yrs, i almost feel that the show has run its course. Have seen this actor in a touch wood show.659 where children were given to creatures from another world. This actor killed his wife, and children, then himself. Being a government official. Now the new doctor. “Na”. Can’t see it. Used to be fan.

    • A.j

      February 16th, 2014 - 2:20am

      Doctor Who fan for over 30 yrs, i almost feel that the show has run its course. Have seen this actor in a touch wood show.659 where children were given to creatures from another world. This actor killed his wife, and children, then himself. Being a government official. Now the new doctor. “Na”. Can’t see it. Used to be fan.

  • will

    February 1st, 2014 - 11:17pm

    Reminds me of John pretended first costume

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    February 1st, 2014 - 3:01pm

    Has anyone noticed the first game the 12th doctor played was a staring contest with Clara 🙂

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 1st, 2014 - 9:48pm

      Lol

  • random

    February 1st, 2014 - 4:03am

    the thing about matt smith is that he did not go straight to the serious parts

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 3:09am

      Ya that is true. He never did.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      February 13th, 2014 - 1:19pm

      He has shown a more serious, and sometimes even darker side. Just look at The Time of Angels, A Good Man Goes To War, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, or The Snowmen. In all of these episodes, he shows a more serious, even darker side, and in The Girl Who Waited, he’s very much the anti-hero.

  • DALEKSKITTLES

    January 31st, 2014 - 11:49pm

    I really hope there is a dalek civil war, either bronze daleks vs paradgim daleks or they create a new dalek but these daleks see them as weak and try to destroy them resulting in dalek civil war, I think it would just make the daleks more intresting again

    Reply
    • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

      February 1st, 2014 - 8:54am

      Bronze Daleks for the win! 😀

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      February 1st, 2014 - 9:51am

      I think a whole new dalek race would be awesome, mixture between the paradigm daleks and bronze daleks would be awesome! And their casing would be grey and there eye piece white (glowing white)

    • Dalek the Supreme

      February 13th, 2014 - 1:21pm

      Before they introduce any more variants of Dalek, I think they need to do something with the New Paradigm Daleks. As controversial as they are, there were many interesting ideas that went into them, such as the different ranks, the hidden weapon, and the unknown purpose of the Eternal Dalek. It’s sad because it seems like we may never see these concepts put into action.

  • Bowties

    January 31st, 2014 - 2:59pm

    As much as I love that there’s a new doctor, the question marks seem like a cool idea. The outfit looks, well, a bit wrong to me. I wouldn’t know how the rest of you feel, but it’s always OK to me to take a little bit of the past and bring it back into the now. Plus, a question mark here or there might spice it up a bit.

    Reply
  • cloejoe84

    January 31st, 2014 - 11:40am

    Brilliant outfit, good to see him making his mark,he’s waited long enough. A true Doctor.

    Reply
  • Colster3

    January 31st, 2014 - 7:28am

    I still agree with Matt Smith, Bow ties are cool…

    Reply
    • Bowties

      January 31st, 2014 - 2:55pm

      I also believe bowties are cool, but I don’t think the bowtie would be right on anyone but Matt Smith.

    • Anonymous

      January 31st, 2014 - 3:30pm

      and don’t forget Patrick Troughton

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      February 1st, 2014 - 10:46am

      Or Jon Pertwee

    • Scott’s TARDIS

      February 12th, 2014 - 9:31am

      Or David Tennant

    • Dalek the Supreme

      February 13th, 2014 - 1:22pm

      No, David Tennant still didn’t look right with a bow tie. Bow ties are more suited to Matt Smith, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee.

  • Hector Sandler

    January 31st, 2014 - 7:10am

    Don’t worry me I’m still & always Dr.Who fan & Lover forever. He might get more immortally after this regeneration.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 3:13am

      Not for me. I will always love dr. Who.

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    January 30th, 2014 - 5:19pm

    Anyone else feeling the kissing between the Doctor and a Companion should end now ?.

    After all, Peter Capaldi is 55 years old, making him old enough to be Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Dad, whose 27 herself.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      January 30th, 2014 - 5:36pm

      yep definently

    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 3:14am

      Ya that would be weird

    • Anon.

      February 11th, 2014 - 6:49pm

      I cant imagine Peter Capaldi kissing anyone, let alone Clara. It is just a freaky thought!

    • Dalek the Supreme

      February 13th, 2014 - 1:23pm

      I agree. Now that there’s an older Doctor, the Doctor/companion romances will have to be put to rest.

  • Alex

    January 30th, 2014 - 12:46pm

    I think he needs a hat

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    • Nathanwho

      January 30th, 2014 - 6:15pm

      definitely!

    • Anon.

      February 11th, 2014 - 6:51pm

      A stovepipe? Or a fez… nah. Peter Capaldi could not wear a fez!

    • Scott’s TARDIS

      February 12th, 2014 - 9:32am

      A bowler hat I think

  • McGann is the Doctor

    January 30th, 2014 - 12:43pm

    I must say the outfit is perfect for the 12th Doctor, it could not be more different from Matt Smiths (y)

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    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 3:15am

      Well I think it is missing something. But I gust cant put my finger on it. Glasses maybe.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      February 13th, 2014 - 1:23pm

      I was thinking more of a hat or a cane myself (a Sonic Cane, maybe?)

    • the oncoming storm

      February 14th, 2014 - 8:33pm

      peter is actually the 13th doctor in the 50th anniversary the secret doctor was there the warrior doctor played by john hurt

  • Johnny

    January 30th, 2014 - 10:34am

    @ DOCTOR WHO ONE – The question marks first appeared in Tom Bakers 1980 costume and continued in each Doctrs costume right through to Sylvester McCoy’s jumper, and weren’t referenced in the 1970s at all.

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    • Obsie

      January 30th, 2014 - 12:12pm

      And thankfully disappeared when the TV movie came along!

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      January 30th, 2014 - 3:43pm

      Yeah, I’ve come to realize my error. Thanks for that.

  • chimpinfinity

    January 29th, 2014 - 11:00pm

    “I know this probably sounds mental…”

    Er, yup.

    Reply
  • chimpinfnity

    January 29th, 2014 - 11:00pm

    “I know this probably sounds mental…”

    Er, yup.

    Reply
  • dalek eternal

    January 29th, 2014 - 5:56pm

    Brilliant costume but I think it needs some kind of tie not a bow tie because it will remind people to much of matt but I think it needs a tie

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    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 3:19am

      I knew he was missing something I gust didn’t know what. You are right he needs a the gust not a bow the.

  • Whoisthedoctor

    January 29th, 2014 - 5:01pm

    I know this probably sounds mental, but I think the collars should have red question marks

    Reply
    • Obsie

      January 29th, 2014 - 5:21pm

      If this is meant to be a wind-up then it’s a very trite one; if it’s meant to be an April Fool then you are 3 months too early!

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      January 29th, 2014 - 5:50pm

      No, Question Marks are a thing of the past. It might have been well accepted in back in the late 70’s and all throughout the 80’s, but times have changed, a no one would probably like a modern Doctor with Question Marks on his suit in anyway.

    • dalek eternal

      January 29th, 2014 - 5:55pm

      actually I wouldnt mind the return of the question marks

    • matt9982

      January 29th, 2014 - 6:40pm

      Same 🙂

    • cloejoe84

      January 31st, 2014 - 11:41am

      good idea

    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 3:21am

      I don’t see why not. I think it would be cool bringing it back.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      February 13th, 2014 - 1:26pm

      I think the question marks are better suited to the 80’s Doctor. Like Robert Holmes’s hammy horror monsters, Russel T Davies’ more human Doctor, and Steven Moffat’s complex scripts, it was John Nathan Turner’s mark on the show, and it’s better left to his era.

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