A scary and dark Doctor?
It’s not just Star Trek delving “into darkness”, as revealed in this first real look at Peter Capaldi’s 12th iteration of the Doctor in Season Eight of Doctor Who, coming to BBC in the UK and BBC America in the States next month. Premiering during the World Cup in the UK, British soccer fans were rewarded with an expected surprise, and U.S. fans are only now getting in on the release since it hasn’t been shown on BBC America yet.
New TARDIS, new sonic screwdriver, new Daleks, a new medieval Cyberman, new cyborgs, new garb, new Doctor, a new T-Rex. Only Clara remains the same. And our favorite guest “intraterrestrial,” the Silurian Madame Vastra is back!
Despite his rather serious demeanor in the preview, this line of dialogue shows there is some of that kindness of Matt Smith’s Doctor sure to come through: “I’m the Doctor. I’ve lived for over two thousand years. I’ve made many mistakes. It’s about time I did something about that.”
Then there is this rather scary looking Capaldi in night shirt on horseback.
Check out this first full preview of Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor in Doctor Who:
Doctor Who returns to BBC and BBC America with the episode “Deep Breath,” August 23, 2014.