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Peter Capaldi On Being A Doctor Who Fan | Doctor Who: The Fan Show

Hello and welcome to the Fan Show. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been lucky
enough to meet fans in all shapes and sizes. Actors, animators, cosplayers, cosmologists,
Minecrafters and musicians. But recently, we got to chat to a very famous
fan indeed. The chap with the keys to the TARDIS. The attack eyebrow extraordinaire.
The man who is Who right now. Peter Capaldi. Here’s what he had to say. If you could revive a monster from the Classic
series of Doctor Who to battle with, which would you choose? Erm, I don’t know. People often ask me this.
There’s so many that I’m keen on. Er, I quite like the Axons. I think. I often
like, you see the idea that would could with our modern technology that you could make
up techniques. You could take an old monster and render them
more. As has happened with Silirians and Cybermen etc. So I think the Axons would be fun. Because
they were quite elegant Grecian sort of creatures with golden faces that then became sort of
squidgy, blobby masses. And I think they would be very good. And I
like the Daemons because I think they’re quite creepy. I’d like to see Bok the Daemon
or Azal. You know, in our modern gear. I like, I have
a great soft spot for the Zarbi and Menoptra as everybody knows. I think that’s really because when I was
a kid, I guess it was one of the early shows that I saw when I was young and these really
stuck in my head. And I know now when people go back and look
at it and they go oh they’re a bit tatty and a bit this and a bit that. They forget when those shows were broadcast
there was no other way to- the shows just went out. You didn’t see any photographs from them,
no magazine. There was no DVD you couldn’t watch them
again so these things were sent out and lodged in your imagination. So in my imagination these strange month-like
creatures with the wings and strange sort of voices really grew. As did the Zarbi. But then years later someone
gives you the DVD and you go oh, you know. And you don’t want to do that. I like it
when they exist in the imagination. Who else do I- course I’m a great fan of
the Mondasian Cybermen. Mostly because I like saying ‘Mondasian Cybermen. I think that’s a great phrase, don’t you? Yeah I do. And I like the Mondasian Cybermen because
they have real hands. And as a child that was really, really spooky. Because they had real human hands. I’d like
to see them come back. I love them. Yeah. What would you have them do if they were to
come back? What’s your ultimate Mondasian Cyberman
story? Your fantastic Mondasian Cyberman story? Well, I think they’ve already tried to invade
the Earth haven’t they? So we couldn’t have that. Although I think an Earth invasion
is always my favourite story. I think the Mondasian Cybermen should be in
conflict with the- We should either have them sort of becoming
Time Lords in some way. Securing the power of the Time Lords and somehow
channelling that so they have access to Time and Space which they’ve never really had
before. There was something else I was going to say.
Yes, I think it would be good if we had Genesis of The Cybermen. That would be good. I like that, yeah. And we find the Doctor on Mondas itself in
an adventure where he discovered the Cybermen actually being created. Ooh, I like that. I’d like to see that. Yeah. It’s raining outside- Yeah. There’s nothing to watch on TV. Which Doctor
Who adventure do you pop into your DVD player to cheer you up? Ooh, erm. I think. Well. From the Classic
series? Any. I think Rose is always great. I think it’s
always great to see- I think Christopher Eccleson is so fabulous in that and Billie Piper and
also the courage of bringing Doctor Who back is very exciting. You know. The Girl In The Fire Place is fabulous.
David is absolutely fabulous in that. You know, I think he has the wonderful quality
of a romantic lead about him. Vampires of Venice, I like very much. I think
Matt is fabulous in that. He’s great. He’s always able to walk that line between being
comic and dramatic very nimbly. He’s brilliant at that. So any of those.
The Rings of Akhaten I like a lot. From the old series, there’s so many there. I like… I love the Ark In Space. I think
the Ark In Space is great because I love Tom Baker with his hair, is just like the most
wildest hair ever. He’s obviously… I think later on as you
watch the rest of his time as Doctor Who he started to get a perm or something. But in his first season, he looks more like
Harpo Marx towards the end of his run. But in his first season he’s just got this
absolutely mess of bohemian hair which is about this size. It’s like, what would you
call it? A Tom Fro. A Doc Fro. He’s got a big Doc Fro. And also his speech in that. And about human
beings. He just takes grasp of the role of Doctor Who you know, in that season, in that
story so completely. Homo sapiens. What an invincible and inventive
species. It’s only a few million years since they crawled out of the mud and learned to
walk. Do you know I could sit and watch Jon Pertwee
do anything. Me too. I could just sit and watch him read the telephone
books. Every time I watch him because he’s so, he has such authority. He’s a real, you know if you’re in trouble
you want those doors to swing open and Jon Pertwee to come storming in with a flap of
his cape. I love the last episode of Frontier in Space.
Do you like that? It’s one of my favourites. Isn’t that one of the great Doctor Who stories-episodes
ever? It’s one of the first ones I saw actually,
yeah. It’s fabulous. Because you’ve got everything
in that. Because magnificently, it’s one of those
episodes where you go ‘Is he going to regenerate now?’ and it was so weird that he was knocked
out and he touches- I think it’s the first time we see the TARDIS
telepathic circuits he says “I’m sending a message to the Time Lords!” – he says
like this. Because he’s about to keel over. But the
telepathic circuits then are just like two big, to big discs. Amperometers or something like that whereas
we have this lovely, rubber stuff that you touch now. Terror of The Autons. Do you want me to go
on? Daleks Invasion of Earth any of these. Daleks Invasion of Earth is fantastic. I love. The Web of Fear is another fabulous
Doctor Who story that has to be watched. The Mind Robber is absolutely brilliant. Watch that if you get any time on a rainy
day. Because Patrick Troughton is one of the most extraordinary actors. Just his delicacy, his ability to jump from
being irate to being kindly and clownish. I think we should move on to the next one. Okay. Could talk about Doctor Who all day. That’s
what happens when you put two fans in a room together. Okay. Last one. What do you think keeps the Doctor exploring
time and space. You mean the character? Yeah. What keeps him motivated. There’s
obviously so many dangers. What keeps him going? Because it is the most wonderful freedom.
You know, the thing about Doctor Who is everyone else has a mundane existence no matter how
spectacular their life- Even my life which is the most spectacular
life I could have ever imagine or have hoped for. The Doctor could escape that and go to Neptune
or the edge of the galaxy or go to Ancient Rome or go to 5 minutes hence, go back and
see his mother or whatever. You know it’s, erm, he- I think what drives him is he has the greatest
toy box ever in existence available to him and he can’t stop playing with it. You know, it leads him into terrible trouble
but it is the most fascinating and wonderful and exotic toybox there is. The entirety of time and space. Who could not want to roll around in that. Brilliant. Well thank you so much for talking
to us. It’s been absolutely magical. It’s been a great pleasure talking to you
too. And your hair is the best hair on television. So is yours. I want to know your hairdresser.


  1. SouthPark333Gaming
    SouthPark333Gaming March 30, 2017

    I might hate new who, but god peter Capaldi is such an awesome guy

  2. Harry Kenway
    Harry Kenway April 4, 2017

    When the best hair says you have the best hair dies

    ZOMBIE April 10, 2017

    including john hurt from worst to best
    13:William Hartnell
    12:Paul mcgan (probably spelt it wrong)
    11:john hurt
    10:Sylvester McCoy
    9:Colin baker
    8:peter capaldi
    7:peter Davison
    6:Jon pertwee
    5:Patrick troughton
    4:Christopher eccleston
    3:matt smith
    2:David Tennant
    1:tom baker

  4. Jude Dallat
    Jude Dallat April 21, 2017

    well looks like peter got his mondasion wish from season 10 finally

  5. chairmode9697
    chairmode9697 April 24, 2017

    He is such a fangirl and I love it 😀

  6. Natalie Morris
    Natalie Morris April 30, 2017

    really wish I could meet this man. Been a fan of his from way before his Doctor WHO days

  7. TheCyberNorm
    TheCyberNorm May 3, 2017

    I love Tom baker as the doctor as do i love John Pertwee. just goes to show how awesome Doctor who is and how awesome our community of fans is…proud to be a fan tbh

  8. BlockWizard
    BlockWizard May 16, 2017

    I wonder if they got the idea to bring back the original cybermen in season 10 from this video.

  9. Harry Kenway
    Harry Kenway May 19, 2017

    I like how this episode started as an interesting interview and ending up in just two huge geeks who could talk about their love and passion for Doctor Who a whole day. Look at Peter's face! "I want to know your hairdresser…"

  10. ariya anoosha
    ariya anoosha May 26, 2017

    Peter Capaldi is honestly so sweet! When I heard that he was going to be replacing Matt Smith, I was a bit skeptical, because Matt was my first Doctor, but now after watching all these clips of the Twelfth Doctor, I'm really excited for him. And even though he's a bit older than the other Doctors, I still find him very cute 🙂

  11. Ms7deadlysins
    Ms7deadlysins May 28, 2017

    She is so adorable. I'd like to see her do an episode with Capaldi.

  12. Thebagfather46
    Thebagfather46 June 7, 2017

    What a really nice chap to take time to chat to you for your web channel .were you nervous i know i would have been well done

  13. Philip Youds
    Philip Youds June 7, 2017

    Peter Capaldi for Prime Minister! Or rather President of the Earth! As an Englishman, who is constantly being made to feel like they are the root of all the world's problems, and the reason for all the woes of the other nations within the United Kingdom (when actually the great majority of us are peaceful, tolerant, self deprecating and helpful), he is a breath of fresh air. He shows the very best of Scotland, and the very best of humanity, and never at the expense of anyone else. He doesn't seem to have an unjustified chip on his shoulder, like many of the SNP lot have. He is a delight.

  14. Ghana King
    Ghana King June 8, 2017

    Somehow I stumble into this, and I say, that was a wonderful interview. As far as the Mondasian Cybermen, mission accomplished, I can't wait to see the last episode of Series / Season 10 of how it turns out. Long… almost…story short, this incarnation of the Doctor is pure genius, I like everybody else could try to picture Peter Capaldi as the Doctor a long time ago, could he? can he? Seeing this answered that question 10 fold…or is it 12 fold? hmm, anyway, I enjoyed it. Eight down, four to go; knock it out the ballpark 12!

  15. vveet
    vveet June 15, 2017

    if Christel was the the doctor, the regenoration would be gorgous!
    looks in mirror "hang on I've done this one all-ready"
    runs hands through hair "twice"
    runs hands down side of body "ok so theres been some tweeks"

  16. Harun Topic
    Harun Topic June 20, 2017

    really happy with the return of the Mondasian Cyberman

  17. Alex Elias
    Alex Elias June 24, 2017

    My favourite classic episodes are Genesis of the Daleks and The Five doctors. I'm quite young so I haven't seen many clasic episodes,but out of the ones I've seen those are my favourite.

  18. Kahem Haméha
    Kahem Haméha June 27, 2017

    3:22 Moffat listened to you Peter 🙂

  19. apple outlaw
    apple outlaw June 29, 2017

    So he basically predicted what the season finale is about XD

  20. Light Kikib
    Light Kikib June 29, 2017

    2:20 I'm so happy that he got his wish for the Series 10 finale… him saying "Mondasian Cyberman" on-screen, while being in-character… must've been a blast for him!

  21. Sontaran Rage
    Sontaran Rage July 1, 2017

    wow mondasion cyberman… steven moffat stole his ideas

  22. Zero Network
    Zero Network July 2, 2017

    so Peter capaldi thought of the season 10 end two parter for steven

  23. GetterRay
    GetterRay July 3, 2017

    Capaldi finally got his wish and got Genesis of the Cybermen as his final episode!

  24. WhiteWolf_99
    WhiteWolf_99 July 3, 2017

    His dream of the Genesis of the Cyberman story came true in his last finale!

  25. Groundsey
    Groundsey July 3, 2017

    Final episode of season 10 was on last week and watching this back it sort of seemed Peter got what he want with the Mondasian Cyberman.

  26. Sea Gull
    Sea Gull July 4, 2017

    The finally of the season had almost the same story as peters idea with the cyber men

  27. Cruithneach
    Cruithneach July 4, 2017

    3:23 Steven Moffat paid very close attention at this point

  28. Marinos
    Marinos July 5, 2017

    Mondasian Cybermen did it!

  29. Dralin Light
    Dralin Light July 7, 2017

    Peter called it.

  30. jimmy mcleod
    jimmy mcleod July 9, 2017

    I love how he is a huge fan of the show

  31. LiveHedgehog
    LiveHedgehog July 9, 2017


    He got his wish! I bet Moffat included the Master's line at the end just for Capaldi.

  32. Antonio Mumfrey
    Antonio Mumfrey July 11, 2017

    lol world enough and time

  33. Scribe97
    Scribe97 July 12, 2017

    He says that he wants to see a return of the Mondassian cyber men, and here we are two years later with the mondassian cybermen in the last couple of episodes

  34. Kaleeman1
    Kaleeman1 July 12, 2017

    He asked for genesis of the cybermen and got it

  35. newjourney7
    newjourney7 July 12, 2017

    he got his wish. my heart 🙂

  36. Shadow Nightfall
    Shadow Nightfall July 12, 2017


  37. Clutchsky Vinyl
    Clutchsky Vinyl July 13, 2017

    Peter mentioned mondasian cyberman 2 years later they are back in the series (season) finale

  38. Sebastiano
    Sebastiano July 16, 2017

    He wanted the Genesis of the Cybermen, Moffat gave it to him!

  39. Laughterhouse 5
    Laughterhouse 5 July 16, 2017

    Watching this now is funny because there has been a mondasian Cybermen episode

  40. gazgibbs
    gazgibbs July 16, 2017

    "I'd like to see the mondasian cybermen come back,"…

    Spoilers ; )

  41. Lewys Cousins
    Lewys Cousins July 17, 2017

    Genesis of the Cybermen…..
    omg lol he predicted the future

  42. Ashley
    Ashley July 17, 2017

    ha ha look at that he said the mondass genesis would be cool just watch season 10 lol peters dream came true!

  43. Cyberkid Productions
    Cyberkid Productions July 18, 2017

    Dalek invasion of earth

  44. Valeria Naranjo Cruz
    Valeria Naranjo Cruz July 19, 2017

    One thing I have to thank Steven Moffat is for giving Peter Capaldi the episode he wanted. Thank You! World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls. Amazing finale, I cried my eyes out.
    And the mondasian cybermen are so creepy. Rachel Talalay is a genius.

  45. Cezna Jacob
    Cezna Jacob July 20, 2017

    he actually got his dream cybeman ep for the season ten finale AND HE ALSO DID WAtCH NEW WHO IM SO AMAZED BY HIM

  46. Savannah Sleezer
    Savannah Sleezer July 21, 2017

    Watching this after that finale, it's nice to see that Peter got his Mondasian Cybermen story 🙂

  47. Preston Ketterley
    Preston Ketterley July 21, 2017

    "Genesis of the Cybermen" – well, we had that one now!

  48. Matthew Hawkins
    Matthew Hawkins July 29, 2017

    Got his mondasian cyberman wish!

  49. Pokelolmc
    Pokelolmc July 29, 2017

    Well, looks like Peter got to see that Genesis of the Mondasian Cybermen story after all, in the season 10 finale.

  50. Rohan Pansari
    Rohan Pansari July 29, 2017

    Origin of the Mondasian Cybermen?Is this where moffat got the s10 finale?

  51. Guguig 974
    Guguig 974 August 10, 2017

    You'rea fan of Mondasian Cybermen? Well, you've been served, sir ^^

  52. Nico Quin20
    Nico Quin20 August 13, 2017

    I am b.i.l.l p.otts

  53. Harry
    Harry August 16, 2017

    He finally got the Genesis of The Cybermen with the Mondasians Cybermen

  54. outsider
    outsider October 7, 2017

    Oh god, that weeping angel at the start

  55. Jay Tender
    Jay Tender October 30, 2017

    I love Peter Capaldi 😍 he’s so charming and so likeable. It’s also interesting to know that he also love episodes from the new series even like the classic episodes! It would be an honour if I could meet him one day

  56. mcharnley95
    mcharnley95 November 18, 2017

    I always had a soft spot for Mondasian Cybermen. Even before S10.

  57. Car oline
    Car oline November 30, 2017

    Peter Capaldi's my role model he's such a cool guy

  58. The sandwich
    The sandwich December 22, 2017

    Still don't know why they never brought his granddaughter back. His ABLE TO REGENERATE, TIME LORD GRANDDAUGHTER.

  59. dallek Ext
    dallek Ext January 2, 2018

    you got your wish peter

  60. Joshua Eden
    Joshua Eden January 6, 2018

    They did do Genesis of the Cyber-men, One year after this video was made.

  61. SlimTim
    SlimTim January 9, 2018

    I love how much a nerd he is.

  62. Christine S.
    Christine S. January 20, 2018

    @7:39 🙂

  63. Reeeeeeee
    Reeeeeeee February 3, 2018

    Watching this after the series 10 final. Genesis of the Cybermen did you say?

  64. Floris Bordewijk
    Floris Bordewijk February 4, 2018

    And here we are, with Peter Capaldi's penultimate story being the genesis of the Mondassian cybermen

  65. MusicInWideScreen.COM
    MusicInWideScreen.COM February 5, 2018

    Lol he must have know the Cyberman origin story was coming at the time of this interview

  66. Azure Gaming
    Azure Gaming February 18, 2018

    0:02 don’t blink!!!

  67. Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendall February 19, 2018

    Genesis of the Mondasian Cybermen. Peter Capaldi really can tell the future

  68. WeyrSingerMWT
    WeyrSingerMWT February 22, 2018

    Hello from 2018, Peter Capaldi knew something in 2015 we didn't!

  69. Michael Bell TV
    Michael Bell TV March 4, 2018

    How do you get peter in your videos

  70. Mighty Marlin
    Mighty Marlin March 12, 2018

    Mondasian Cyberman 😏

  71. Hopper Games
    Hopper Games March 17, 2018

    I thought the angels in the episode voyage of the damned where the Axons

  72. InaneArtifactOH
    InaneArtifactOH April 6, 2018

    Holy heck. At 3:26 he predicted World Enough and Time. Peters does get crazier hair than Tom Baker at the end of series 10

  73. Abigail
    Abigail April 7, 2018

    I am teary eyed at his utter nerdiness… 🙂

  74. Ross Malone
    Ross Malone April 10, 2018

    So was he behind pushing the Mondasian cybermen for season ten? Cause if so, excellent work Capaldi, that was one of the best episodes of new who.

  75. Tom Lees
    Tom Lees June 5, 2018

    His ideal scenario with one of his favourite monsters (as well as two legendary Masters) became a reality in his finale, and then in his last episode at Christmas he ventured with the Doctor he watched at 5 years old… Peter's probably had the best run any actor could ever have as the Doctor. He's truly the number 1 fan.

  76. Grammsay
    Grammsay July 7, 2018

    And so the Doctor fought the Mondasian Cybermen on a spaceship reversing out of a black hole – when he refused to regenerate.

  77. Twinkle Snow
    Twinkle Snow July 16, 2018

    little did he know, he was RIGHT!

  78. David Westera
    David Westera July 24, 2018

    3:22 Genesis of the Cyberman. And two years leater, there we hare.

  79. Danochy
    Danochy July 27, 2018

    This makes me think Peter had a big part in the series 10 finale

  80. The Nintenbro
    The Nintenbro August 11, 2018


  81. Suzanne Russo
    Suzanne Russo September 7, 2018

    I just love watching her as she listens to him list off his fav episodes… I wish Peter could have had better writing midway through his run. What a fantastic Doctor, and will be truly missed! On to Jodie!! ❤️❤️

  82. Diego Pisfil Ramirez
    Diego Pisfil Ramirez September 12, 2018

    I wish they would reboot Colonia, cast Peter Capaldi as Paul Schäfer, Samara Weaving as Lena and Logan Marshall-Green as Daniel

  83. Maxwell The Brave
    Maxwell The Brave September 25, 2018

    I hope someone sent Peter a copy of Spare Parts. I bet he'd eat that up.

  84. Rorik Savant
    Rorik Savant October 20, 2018

    Capaldi got more than he bargained for with his Cybermen ideas… Damn that was too ironic

  85. Rocksteady Gaming
    Rocksteady Gaming November 13, 2018

    Listening to him talk about the cybermen is surreal, since his wish basically comes true for his finale.

  86. Thaïs PM
    Thaïs PM January 3, 2019

    did Steven Moffat watched this and thought "brilliant ! The Genesis of the mondasian Cybermen !" ? ^^

  87. Christian McCarthy
    Christian McCarthy February 3, 2019

    The Fan Show >>>>> Whovians

  88. Christian McCarthy
    Christian McCarthy February 3, 2019

    Peter: We should have the Cyberman channeling the power of the Time Lords
    Writers: Quickly scribbling down notes So we have this new and totally original story called Supremacy of the Cyberman

  89. Christian McCarthy
    Christian McCarthy February 3, 2019

    Peter Capaldi on the outside: Tom Baker just has the most wildest hair
    Peter Capaldi in the inside: Hold my jelly babies

  90. O B
    O B February 15, 2019

    Who else is watching him rant about genisis of the mondasian cybermen after watching the doctor falls😂

  91. Marcos Veiga Filho
    Marcos Veiga Filho March 10, 2019

    "It's a Cyberman , a Mondasian Cyberman!"

  92. Majiin Bewbs
    Majiin Bewbs April 24, 2019

    “Genesis of the Cybermen”

    The Doctor Falls

  93. stephen noonan
    stephen noonan April 24, 2019

    It’s a shame he never incorporated this Pertweeness just once into his performance.
    Peter the Great.

  94. Don Ahrahkoonem
    Don Ahrahkoonem May 10, 2019

    if only capaldi was still our doctor…

  95. jack ford
    jack ford May 17, 2019

    Is there any bigger Whovian than Who himself?

  96. AncientOneProductions
    AncientOneProductions June 26, 2019

    im cool with being the last one

  97. AncientOneProductions
    AncientOneProductions June 26, 2019

    🙂 in slowly

  98. AncientOneProductions
    AncientOneProductions June 26, 2019

    let me in

  99. Felix Hazel
    Felix Hazel June 27, 2019

    everyone watching this….dont blink on the first 20 second… blink and you're dead

  100. Elis Regina
    Elis Regina July 18, 2019


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