Have your say: Your hopes for Peter Capaldi’s era!

August 26th, 2013
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

And so we have a brand new Time Lord, but what lies ahead for the show as it prepares to enter a new era?

The announcement that Peter Capaldi will be taking over the TARDIS has been met with the inevitable bustle of fevered speculation as fans wonder which traits and characteristics the actor will bring to the coveted role.

His incarnation is to be “fiercer” than his predecessors, but how will this affect his relationship with Clara?

And that is just the tip of the iceberg – will he have a catchphrase? What will his costume look like? And will his Fez-wearing days be behind him!? There’s lots of excitment ahead as we await answers to all of these questions but in the mean time you can share all of your own hopes and dreams for the Peter Capaldi era in the comments below. Have fun!

20 comments on this article
  1. Freddy Jones
    August 26th, 2013 at 11.52pm | #1

    I hope he remains funny. That’s what got me in to Doctor Who in the first place – it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the Doctor is a cheeky so-and-so despite being older and more intelligent than anyone watching.

  2. Cathy m
    August 29th, 2013 at 1.31pm | #2

    I hope they still keep that classic doctor’s smile and his style
    And hopefully he is just as funny as Matt.

  3. Jane
    August 31st, 2013 at 7.33am | #3

    I think I’d love the Doctor to be a bit show-off at first, thinking that he is the cleverest and then Clara solving things faster than he does, maybe sometimes like Matt’s Doctor not understand some human/Earth things. Definitely funny but I am all for him beinng a bit odd and maybe caprisious. For some reason I see him like the six Doctor (says a person who has seen one episode from Colin Baker’s era – oh classics, I really need to start watching you)!

  4. joshrr
    August 31st, 2013 at 10.04am | #4

    I hope his performance wont be like his role as Malcolm Tucker in the Thick Of It.
    I hope he will be dark like the seventh Doctor, but still funny. And I also hope the costume will be like an old fashioned version of the tenths Doctors, with elbow pads like the 11th Doctor, I can just really see that happening.

  5. Robert
    September 6th, 2013 at 10.24pm | #5

    First I hope he is funny but in an odd quirky way

    It would like a much more quick-thinking doctor much like the first because he was quick on the mark despite his age

    I hope he is also very intelligent, fierce could be intresting, tricker sounds good too, a force againt his enemeas, sterner too with a darker, matuer edge

    we have had two energist doctors so it would be great if we had the twelth use his brain more.

    plus a much wiser but a fatherly figure with charm, good-hearted and caring .I could see he playing that type of incaration, someone who has knocked about the universe for a while. i would love also if he was a touch sardonic and a bit sarcky. but a man who still loves travelling but more sadder and lonier.

    Joshrr-i’m the oppoisite to costume I would love a morden verison of pertwee’s costume but without the frilly shirt and cape a more stripped down version . A diffrent colour than brown perhaps. with peter’s silver hair that could suit him but how about wearing an ascot and knee-high leather boots. I don’t see somehow peter wearing a version of the 5th, 6th or sevenths costume, a jumper would not suit in my opoion.

    Catchprashe: we’ve had Fantantisic, Allonsy and Geromimo.

    Twelth could say Marvellous or splendid

    perhaps he could have a mixture depending on his mood or perhaps a qute like reverse the polarity.

    It could be funny if the twelth could call Clara Young lady all of the time

    first line could be: oh bilmey I look like a roman

    or Clara says: Doctor you have changed and the twelth could say Yes Havent I.

  6. Georgia
    December 17th, 2013 at 10.01pm | #6

    to be honest I find him really, very scary. and creepy.

    Oh kay, catchphrase. I love catchphrases. Catchphrases are cool. They’re hard to come up with though. So I don’t know.

    and I don’t know. To be honest if Clara loves/likes the doctor that way, or even just in a friendship way, then she shouldn’t really care if he’s different. Rose didn’t, but saying that River did.

    He’s still the doctor, doesn’t that count for anything?.

    and um, I think the new doctor should create a new word. I like new words ^^

    Im going to miss matt though, seriously. Because even though 10 was my favourite doctor matt was very close to my favourite and brings more cheer to the show :D

  7. Nhjkg
    December 22nd, 2013 at 6.17pm | #7

    I hope he still has the same personalites of Matt and David

  8. whovian34
    December 26th, 2013 at 8.02pm | #8

    I hope he is witty and fast to react to stuff like david tennant was and also I hope he is funny like matt smith and that he has a costume of all the doctors mixed together I don’t know about the catchphrase I think it should be something really ordinary so that when us whovians talk to people we can just blurt out something of the doctor’s like tennants allons-y or matt smiths geronimo

  9. Clara Evans
    December 27th, 2013 at 6.21am | #9

    they are letting him keep his accent! i hope he is a bit of a mix of all the doctors, serious, funny, old, young, witty, flirty, dark and light at the same time, eccentric and mad. but i also hope he brings something different to role that we have never seen before. hope it sets out the story a bit like the classics more about the adventure than the companion falling in love with the doctor. i hope that they bring back gallifrey properly and that we see an interaction between capaldi and a new regenerarion of either the master, the rani or romana

  10. morgan moe
    January 2nd, 2014 at 5.57pm | #10

    well I hope he is funny as well however wouldn’t you at least think that every past Doctor is different from the next? So why would Mr. Capaldi be the same?

  11. morgan moe
    January 2nd, 2014 at 5.57pm | #11

    im so excited!

  12. Clara Evans
    January 3rd, 2014 at 12.08am | #12

    @morgan moe
    i understand what you mean, but what i mean is i hope he embraces the old and brings out the new. Cos i found with matts era that there was no connection to the regeneration before him, until the 50th anniversary, or the sarah jane smith adventures episode “death of the doctor”

  13. Cruz
    January 27th, 2014 at 11.25pm | #13

    I honestly hope he is something completely different from Matt. I loved Matt but I personally think no one can replace him in any way and I’d like to Peter C. bring a brand new perspective on who the Doctor can be.

  14. Yoshko
    January 30th, 2014 at 4.25pm | #14

    I hope that the twelfth doctor is still funny.

  15. Mike Miller
    February 26th, 2014 at 9.19pm | #15

    His performance in children of earth was just amazing I hope Moffet wrote some really good scripture for Capaldi(:

  16. Robert
    May 8th, 2014 at 12.00pm | #16

    the 12th doctor could be the new number three

    more phyically powerful but intelligent and dangerous,
    and mad

    cause john was sterner, wiser and fiecer

    if matt was inspired by pat troughams doctor

    than I think peter will have john in his perfermance

  17. Sophia Miller
    May 18th, 2014 at 5.22am | #17

    Scale from 1to 10 he gets a 2 for me the doctor is a young person who doesn’t curse the whole episode

  18. Clara Evans
    May 20th, 2014 at 10.28am | #18

    @Sophia Miller
    Doctor Who is not a show that used cuss words so i hardly think that they are going to channel Capaldi’s character from ‘In The Thick of It’. Also I really hope you are not basing your belief of who the doctor is on the last two doctors! yes Matt and David were younger than most of the others, and the doctor does bring forth boundless energy, but his earlier incarnations were oldish in appearance and Capaldi hardly looks older than Hartnell. The doctor can be any age and i think that giving a contrast to Matt (such a young and bouncy doctor) is a good thing becuase it gives the show a fresh feel and puts a stop to stereotypes that the doctor has to be a hot british guy.
    I by no means intend to insult by saying this, but i do get frustrated when people say the doctor has to be young. :)

  19. 12th Doctor fan
    May 20th, 2014 at 3.50pm | #19

    I hopes funny but not stupidly, is darker more serious Doctor.

  20. Ann
    May 25th, 2014 at 11.49am | #20

    I think he will be a great Doctor and I will love the show even if Peter won’t be like David or Matt.

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