The story and Moffat’s era in general, is one almighty sieve. It’s shiny and makes awesome noises if you bang it with a spoon, but it’s absolutely full of holes and can’t hold anything (your attention, any character development, any tension) for more than a moment.
Episode 4 saw the words Bad Wolf appear for the first time. I just made it up on a whim, cos I liked the idea of the TARDIS being graffiti’d. But then I spent the rest of the episode idly wondering who that kid was, why he wrote those odd words. And, having dismissed notions of Evil Super Villain Kid, a plan began to form, in mid-production. Knowing that Rose would become the Time Goddess at the end of the series, I wondered if a Time Goddess would imprint herself on the universe, creating things in her image, like the face of Jesus in a bagel. Better still, these signs would actually summon her into existence. That’s the sort of thing you think about in this job, late at night. And then I worked backwards, inserting Bad Wolf references into almost every script. Funnily enough, I never told anyone what I was doing, in case it didn’t work, but the design department picked up on it—they didn’t even ask what it meant, they just offered to stencil it on Captain Jack’s bomb, in German. The idea spread without anyone knowing what it meant. Which is very Bad Wolf in itself.
The new Doctor’s ‘costume’ has been revealed.
Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 percent Rebel Time Lord.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over - Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
Read more about the costume, its creation and The Twelfth Time Lord here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/Peter-Capaldi-Doctor-Who-Costume-Revealed-
#Honestly out of all the NewWho Doctors #I think Nine does ~comfort the best #which is hilarious because he’s so harsh #but he’s also the one that’s fresh from the Time War and understands how raw circumstances can be #So he’s the one who’s so willing to say ”look at me I’m stupid” #or ”streetcorner 2 in the morning getting a taxi home - I’ve never had a life like that” #it’s more effective because because unlike Ten and Eleven #Nine does self-deprecating comfort that translates so much better (and he does it so much more often too) #Because instead of just saying ”aww it’s okay you’re not stupid” #he says ”it’s okay i’m stupid too - being stupid sometimes isn’t bad. everyone is stupid sometimes. #but making stupid decisions also means you have the potential to make clever decisions. I believe that you can do this. You can fix it.” #and that to be honest is the most brilliant feeling in the world: #knowing that despite your ~shortcomings someone still believes in you and is willing to fight for you #Nine you are so wonderful and not enough people recognize that (via: winterinthetardis)