petercapaldidoctorwhoThe Christmas special for Doctor Who, The Time of the Doctor, saw the last appearance of Matt Smith as the Doctor and the brief introduction of Peter Capaldi taking over the role. And it was one hell of an introduction.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean the new series (season) has begun just yet. It was just the Christmas special. Recently, Capaldi has started filming his first entire episode for the new series.

“New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”

–Peter Capaldi

He’s a magnificent actor, and his nerding out over finally playing the Doctor is clearly showing. I can’t help but feel very excited for Doctor Who. Capaldi is gonna do great.

The set photo has Capaldi in Smith’s Doctor outfit. We have yet to see what his version of the Doctor will wear. Hopefully a bagpipe. No, wait . . .

Doctor Who returns in the third quarter of 2014; we have a while to go, but it’ll be worth it.

[BBC]