petercapaldidoctorwhoDoctor 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.

It’s very safe to assume that he had this scrapbook since childhood.

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 per cent Rebel Time Lord.”

-Peter Capaldi on the Doctor

Maybe this means we’ll get a Doctor’s version of Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel”?


I was already excited for Doctor Who – and now with David Bowie supposedly being a huge influence on Capaldi’s version of the Doctor – I really cannot wait.

Doctor Who is back August 23.