Fans of the BBC worldwide phenomenon Doctor Who had to expect that the show would go in a different direction with Peter Capaldi taking over the role of the good Doctor from Matt Smith. We’ve talked before about how Capaldi has the ability to mine the darker side of the character that the rubber faced Smith wasn’t focused on. Smith’s Doctor felt like an eternal optimist. The Doctor is on a never ending journey to fight the forces of evil, and that has to wear down a man after a while. Well from the looks at the first full length trailer for the new season, kicking off August 23rd, the new version of the Doctor isn’t all rainbows and sunshine.
In the trailer the Doctor invites all of us along to visit “darkness”. The guy is over 2,000 years old. He’s bound to have a list of transgressions that need repair. Fans will also feel their pulse quicken as the Dalek’s voice and image is peppered throughout the trailer. Defeating the legendary Doctor Who enemy is a prerequisite for any new Doc. More and more it looks like Peter Capaldi is more than ready to assume the Tardis driver’s seat.
Take a look at the trailer below.