Peter Capaldi On What Pearl Mackie Brings to Doctor Who

Jay Jacobs
April 13, 2017

Mackie, the Doctor's first openly gay aide, told the Mirror: "I'd quite like to play James Bond. That is the correct answer to what we have done!" Unlike the calculating, manic alien that is the Doctor, the human Companion is meant to be a touchstone for viewers.

From Roger Delgado in 1973 to Michelle Gomez in 2015, and whichever persona happens to be your personal favourite, the character has gifted us with some of Doctor Who's most memorable scenes. "He likes her for being direct, she just says things as she sees them which he's not necessarily used to". "It is not because she is an interrogator, but because she is alive and curious". To become heroes because they're flung into that moment where you have no no alternative.

"My ambition was to do a first episode that could be the first episode you ever saw of "Doctor Who" and would explain every aspect of it", added head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, who is also leaving at the end of the season. "But I can not reveal it".

The 59-year-old's role is certainly the most mature representation of the Doctor in terms of age. Twelve actors have played the title character in the franchise's television series.

'I don't think if I stayed on I'd be able to think of another way to say, "This could be the end of civilisation as we know it"'.

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That said, the third season definitely gave him plenty to work with.

The Doctor and Bill travel back to 1814 to take in the last great Frost Fair on London's Thames - only to find there's something living under the ice... "She is not afraid of things that happen to her or of what the Doctor shows".

That's a lot of change for one season. Now that Capaldi is an icon to children, he's keeping his past as Malcolm Tucker, the foul-mouthed spin doctor on the British government satire "The Thick of It", in check.

"I've always gone from one job to the other and seen what was around the corner and I want to get back to that", The Mirror reports.

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