Writer Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead, The Crimson Horror, et al) has been chatting to the Ham&High Broadway about the new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi. Gatiss, who has written the third episode of Series 8, had this to say about The Twelfth Doctor:
“I’ve seen quite a bit of him and he’s
absolutely fantastic. Peter’s just got this amazing, fierce, funny,
slightly alarming quality to him – he reminds me a lot of Alastair Sim,
actually. You’re not quite sure where you stand with him; he’s very
funny, but he’s got this glint in his eye and I think it’s a terrific
run of episodes.”
“The brilliant thing about Doctor Who is that it’s always changing like the central character – not just the face of the actor, but the direction of the show. David
and Matt were both wonderful, but both were very human Doctors and I
think it’s time to remind people that the Doctor isn’t always like that. 
He’s that sort of Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee and even Christopher
Eccleston style actually: it’s someone who’s not immediately going to be
your best friend and can be quite abrupt and rude.”
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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.

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