Doctor Who thing: Peter Capaldi, teenaged Doctor Who geek
Turns out our new Doctor is a lifelong Doctor Who fan himself. In February 1974, the Radio Times published a letter from the 15-year-old Peter Capaldi:
@Matthew_Kilburn uncovered a May 1976 fanzine article by Capaldi, about the show’s opening credits (via Digital Spy):
And do not miss the post at SFX about how 14-year-old Capaldi so wanted to run the Official Doctor Who Fan Club that he became a thorn in the side of the 13-year-old kid who was running it. Capaldi was such a pain in the ass that a production secretary, who corresponded with the fan-club runner, actually wrote about Capaldi: “I wish the Daleks or someone would exterminate him or something to that effect.”
That could potentially happen now…
H/t’s: @Paul_Cornell, @emmafgreen.
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