Eggs- celent Analogy
Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor is an egg. Bear with me, I am going somewhere with this. He’s an egg in terms of versatility. He’s sometimes: Hard boiled – solid, stern, dependable and unmovable. Soft boiled – appearing externally rigid yet still soft on the inside ( this may also explain his view on soldiers). Poached – displaying more idiosyncrasies than previous incarnations of the Doctor since the 2005 revival. Fried – hot and spitting with zeal and energy bubbling up from beneath. Scrambled – beautifully muddled with a definite off- kilter view of people, relationships and the human condition.
He is truly alien and sublime in his portrayal of our beloved Time Lord. Losing the lovey- dovey
“Eggs may also explain his view on soldiers”
approach with companions going gooey eyed over him is a breath of fresh air. Such a shame that the weak scripts haven’t given Peter the chance to make this eighth series the spectacle that it deserves to be.
Neil Hartman, Barry Now you mention it, I reckon Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is more like a piece of streaky bacon – lean, a little bitter, but great with pancakes and maple syrup ( note: SFX does not condone consuming Time Lords, however
Left to right: Bad egg, good egg.