Turns out that DOCTOR WHO executive producer Steven Moffat had something quite specific in mind when he cast Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor — a Time Lord who is definitely not a playful and dashing young man like predecessors Matt Smith and David Tennant, but one who is more “mad,” like Tom Baker!
Moffat told the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine:
“There would be little point in making as radical a change as we’ve made unless you’re going to go quite different with the Doctor. The last two Doctors have been brilliant, and have been your ‘good boyfriend’ Doctors. But the Doctor isn’t always like that. There is the sort of Tom Baker, Christopher Eccleston end of the spectrum, where he is mad and dangerous and difficult.”