Peter Capaldi May Have Used His DOCTOR WHO Leading Man Status To Ensure An Enemies’ Return


capaldiDoctor Who filming is well underway and we should get a better idea about when exactly we should expect to see Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor in the near future. While most of the set pictures we’ve seen so far have been from few days of filming, the other three or four episodes in the first shooting block are in various stages of production. The second episode has been rumored to include a returning villain, and that return may be Peter Capaldi‘s doing.

The Daleks have been a recurring villain throughout Doctor Who‘s 50 years, but we’ve been seeing a lot of the menacing little pepper pots a lot more in so-called Nu-Who. The Daleks were a substantial part of the 50th anniversary special, and apparently the BBC bigwigs wanted to give Skaro‘s finest a break. The Star reports that Capaldi, a lifelong Doctor Who and Dalek fan, wanted to face off against the baddies sooner rather than later:

Peter Capaldi will fulfill a lifelong dream of fighting the Daleks in his first series as the new Doctor. BBC bosses originally wanted the 2014 series of the Time Lord’s adventures to be “exterminator-free’’. The Daleks featured in both last November’s 50th anniversary episode The Day Of The Doctor and also the Christmas special The Time Of The Doctor. So TV chiefs reckoned they should disappear for a while to allow the new Doc to tackle a new batch of monsters. But Capaldi, 55, who admits he is massive fan of the show, told producers it had been his childhood dream to fight the iconic pepperpot villains – and he has got his wish.

Phil Ford is writing the second episode of Series 8 and said a clue to the story was “behind enemy lines.” That has led some to think this will be the rumored Dalek episode. We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems like a good bet the Daleks will show up to haze the new Doctor during his first year. What do you think about Capaldi possibly suggesting the Daleks don’t go on a short hiatus?


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Source : DoctorWhoTV.Co.UK