Doctor Who super-fan and current Doctor, Peter Capaldi, is not only taking inspiration from earlier Doctors, but apparently also from the most timeless in all creation: David Bowie. According to sources, Capaldi has a scrapbook of ideas, which included using Bowie as a template for his version of the Doctor.
I’ll admit that I didn’t read American Gods until last year. Whenever I looked for book recommendations, Neil Gaiman’s name would pop up. But for some reason I never read his work. I’m not sure why. On a chance I read one of his essays online. It’s easy to sum up as captivating. So I went ahead and bought the novel.
We haven’t had a new Doctor Who episode since the Christmas Special, which saw the exit of Matt Smith’s Doctor and the entrance of Peter Capaldi in the role. And it was such a memorable entrance – unless you’re someone who is upset that the Doctor isn’t a young man anymore. Then again, it’s still memorable to you.