Double Delight For ‘Doctor Who’ Fans: New Lego Game And Season 9 Trailer Released [Videos]
Peter Capaldi has arguably the best eyebrows of any Doctor featured on the legendary British series, Doctor Who. And when all 12 of them feature on an upcoming Lego Dimensions game, the Scot made that very same observation.
“I’m the most scowling Lego ever,” Capaldi told Den of Geek.
He also has plenty of company in the game, which comes out on September 27. Not only do all of his predecessor’s in Who‘s 52-year TV history join him, so do characters from Jurassic Park, Scooby-Doo, Back to the Future, DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, and The Lego Movie, CNET reported.
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How on Earth does this unusual mish-mash of characters end up together? Evidently, Batman, Wild Style, Gandalf, and Scooby-Doo are all hanging out when they accidently end up in the TARDIS together and meet the Doctor, voiced by Capaldi. And Batman simply can’t understand that the alien is a time traveler.
The most exciting aspect of the game is the fact that 12 Doctors will have a role, and the way in which players can embody each character aligns with the show in genius fashion.
You start as the first Doctor, and when the character dies, you regenerate into the next one, just like on Doctor Who. When you get to be Peter’s incarnation and die, you go back to the beginning, Gizmodo explained. Even better, each regeneration matches up with the corresponding TARDIS control room and show theme song.
Capaldi is the only one of the show’s many actors whose voice appears in the Lego game. Co-stars Jenna Coleman (Clara) and Michelle Gomez (Missy), will also feature. Legendary villains, the Daleks and Cybermen, will also appear.
If that wasn’t enough to satisfy Who fans, the Lego Dimensions announcement was made alongside the reveal of the trailer for the show’s ninth season, which premieres Sept. 19.
Talking with Den of Geek, Peter hinted at some interesting twists in the next season, possibly playing with the intriguing relationship between him and Clara. All the actor would say of the pairing is: “where I’d like it to go is where it’s going to go.”
But as sidekicks go, Clara has pretty much been the best.
“(He) is less socially adept. He’s not good with other people. So, very quickly, it became clear that because we wanted to make him not good with people, we have to expand Clara’s character to help him. So in a way, she became more of his mentor. But the thing of Doctor Who is the (he) knows everything. So, he knows what’s going to befall (her), and what’s going to happen to (her).”
Which is enough to have every Who fan terrified by what’s coming up next season. September can’t come soon enough.
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