So it turns out Peter Capaldi is a proper, massive, full on Dr Who geek: Check out the Doctor Who Fan Art Created by Teenage Peter Capaldi!
He seemed to spend his teenage years harassing the BBC to let him be the official fan club secretary.
(can someone lend my memory a hand - they kept referring to him as the 12th, but I thought the revelation around John Hurt meant he would be the 13th? Am I getting my numbers wrong here, or is John Hurt therefore just an older version of Paul McGann - the only Doctor we haven't seen die - rather than a regeneration we didn't see?)
a 'dark doctor' fits in between McGann and Eccleston
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
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