News flash: The 12th Doctor might be a bit of a prick.


Will the 12th Doctor channel Malcolm Tucker? Gosh, I certainly hope so.

Peter Capaldi’s certainly no stranger to playing, well, pricks. Malcolm Tucker’s F-Bomb laced tirades are comedy gold, and I can see a [cleaner] version of that working for the next incarnation of the Doctor.

Showrunner Steven Moffat dropped some hints about the 12th Doctor in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine. According to Doctor Who TV UK, here are some of the highlights…

  • Moffat is pretty certain Capaldi will keep his native Scottish accent for the role

  • At the moment, they’ve only discussed Twelve’s costume in the lightest terms

  • Moffat wanted to flip the switch the other way after having two youthful and accessible Doctors in a row

  • He’s going to be an older, trickier and fiercer Doctor

  • “Just as Clara’s learning to have a proper old crush on him, suddenly he’s Malcolm Tucker!”

  • Moffat thinks it’ll be fun seeing Clara cope with the Doctor being completely different…

  • …”I think the fun story will be – and we have the opportunity here – is this is what regeneration can do to you. He can be very, very different.”

  • “People really love Jenna, so we make the Doctor quite difficult…”

  • …Moffat likens the situation to Tom Baker’s first season: “He’s really quite difficult to take at the beginning, and you’re very grateful that Sarah and the Brigadier are there to reassure you.”

Sounds cool to me. I’m tired of the Doctor being BFFs with everyone.

Now, if we could just get Malcolm Tucker’s layman’s take on Doctor Who…