by maryann johanson, liberal movie person
Mon Jan 20 2014, 11:59am | 6 comments
What a wonderful dork he was:
Is Capaldi still a dork for Doctor Who? Let’s hope his passion for the show will come across in his performance.
Via The Event Library via io9.
(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)
io9’s source was me… http://theeventlibrary.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/early-fan-art-by-peter-capaldi/
I’ve added you to the post. Thanks for sharing!
Great point about his dorkiness…I thought a lot of David Tennant’s love of Doctor Who came across in his performances.
i’m actually wondering if maybe the showrunners and actors are *too* much fans of the show… although i absolutely adore david tennant as the Doctor, and matt smith showed some real promise (if his scripts had been better) there was something rather harder edged and more self-contained about christopher eccleston’s Doctor … a little of that alien remove that is missing from some of the later shows, despite it being run by an obvious DW fan, RTD.
I’m still working on my thoughts about “too much fans of the show”; I do think it’s a problem with Moffat in particular, but with Davies too, but I’m not sure of all the ways it manifests. Certainly one of them is the tendency to try to tie everything back into the show’s history and never miss an opportunity to make a reference. It sometimes feels too respectful.
But of course it’s quite possible that without Davies fighting for it the BBC wouldn’t have made the revived show at all, or might have done it in some different form. A non-fan probably wouldn’t have fought for it.
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