DOCTOR WHO — Peter Capaldi's Darker, More Alien Doctor

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Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman talk about the new take on Doctor Who in a new interview with Empire. We recently posted an interview about how Capaldi is not only a fan, but a Doctor Who trivia master; it's a must read.

Capaldi on the his Doctor:

"He's more alien than he's been for a while. He doesn't quite understand human beings or really care very much about their approval."

Coleman on the new Doctor:

"With Matt's Doctor [Clara] felt quite safe, really. She knew she'd be caught if she was in danger, but this guy is a lot less human-friendly and a lot less patient. He's more removed and inaccessible. You can't quite access him in the same way."

Capaldi on his fandom:

"Doctor Who was a part of being a kid in the '60s with The Beatles and Sunday Night At The London Palladium and smog and bronchitis and all that stuff, I think it's part of my DNA."

To quote The Pointer Sisters, "I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it." This new season and Doctor are going in new and old directions. It's an oxymoronic dichotomy that showrunner Steven Moffat does best.

Doctor Who season 8 premiers Saturday, August 23 at 8 p.m., on BBC America.

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