Steven Moffat has said that Peter Capaldi using his Scottish accent is the “main thing” about his Doctor.
“Scottishness. I think that’s the main thing,” Moffat told IGN of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.
“I mean watching him, and I just watched episode two actually, you don’t go around thinking this is an older bloke as the Doctor, particularly. But then I don’t know if I ever thought Matt Smith was young? You just think my god, he’s Scottish!”
“Doomed dialogue doesn’t half sound great in Scottish,” he added. “You say the world’s about to end in a Scottish accent, and you really believe it!”
Doctor Who Series 8 will air later in 2014 on BBC One.
10/11 paralells: murder+genocide
Remember when genocide and killing were things that the Doctor frowned upon, and would only do with a heavy heart? Remember when the Doctor tried to talk the villains into doing the right thing? Remember when the doctor had morals?
£500 says that Moffat never watched The Doctor’s Daughter. Oh but wait, he did request that they re-write the ending for Jenny to come back to life, in order for him to do fuck all with the character. But in retrospect, that’s probably a good thing.
OF COURSE YEAH
I MEAN REMEMBER WHEN ONE TOTALLY DIDN’T TRY TO KILL THAT CAVEMAN WITH A ROCK
OR WHEN FOUR TOTALLY DIDN’T USE A WEAPON AND JUST SAID THAT IT WASN’T A WEAPON
OR WHEN SEVEN DID NOT PRACTICALLY PROMISE TO WIPE OUT THE DALEKS
LIKE YEAH THAT ALL NEVER HAPPENED
BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE DOCTOR IS TOTALLY A HERO
HE FROWNS UPON MURDER AND GENOCIDE
HE WOULD NEVER
except for torvic and the master and cavemen and whoever died in the fires of rome and autons and yetis and daleks and cybermen and voord and monoids and ice warriors and elder gods and dominators and quarks and krotons and war lords and axons and sea devils and eight legs and silurians and sontarans and krynoids and tractators and the nimon and great vampires and vervoids and fendahl and haemovores and zygons and pyroviles and toclafane and faction paradox and the time lords and all of humanity …
pasted doc/river tags are so embarrassing how the heck could i like them
finally, it has appeared on my dash
Well that was unexpected.
I was not expecting this
no one ever does