The Twelfth Doctor’s costume revealed. It’s not good.

Posted: 27 January 2014 in entertainment, television
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The first picture of Peter Capaldi in costume as the Twelfth Doctor (once upon a time before Moffat’s buggering around he’d have been the twelfth incarnation too) has been released by the BBC. It’s similar in style to Matt Smith’s final Eleventh Doctor costume with a hint of Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor dandy. Therefore completely unoriginal.

Though the official BBC press release accompanying the image tries to hype it up:

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.”

Twelfth Doctor costume

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