Moffat on Capaldi’s Costume, Regeneration Limit

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peter-capaldi-scarf-doctor-whoCould we be getting a glimpse of Peter Capaldi’s costume in the not too distant future? In an interview with the Radio Times earlier today, Steven Moffat revealed that Capaldi is busy searching out the 12th Doctor’s attire right now.

Moffat said: “I think actually right now – I think literally right now. [Peter] was texting me ‘I’m out with [the wardrobe stylist] at the moment, it’s going quite well’ and some descriptions of clothes I did not understand. If it’s not a suit…”

He added: “He likes his clothes. he’s got very strong opinions about clothes, he’s very dashing.”

Moffat’s own input on Capaldi’s wardrobe will be slight though: “I’ll just let them get on with it and it’ll be ‘yes’ or ‘no’ a the end. Matt said ‘I should be a boffin, I think I need to go with the bow tie’ and I said ‘No, absolutely not, you’re not wearing a bow tie – that’s a cartoon idea of what Doctor Who is… Oh, you are going to wear a bow tie – you look incredible in it. And from that moment on he suddenly came to life, and he put the tweed jacket on and suddenly he’s leaping round the room with a biro pen and that was it – he was the Doctor.”

Moffat also took some time to tease the fanbase once more with another cryptic statement on the regeneration limit:

Moffat today confirmed of the Doctor, “He can only regenerate 12 times”, while simultaneously suggesting there has been a miscalculation of how many regenerations he has actually been through.

“I think you should go back to your DVDs and count correctly this time,” said Moffat, “there’s something you’ve all missed.

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