An article penned by Peter Capaldi in 1976 and published in a Dr Who fanzine has appeared online. It comes after Capaldi was named as the star to replace Matt Smith as the Time Lord.
The article describes the opening sequence of Doctor Who and praises the 'artistic integrity and sensitivity' of Bernard Lodge, the man behind five opening titles sequences.
Clearly in awe of Lodge's work, and an avid fan, Capaldi writes: "The wonder of the opening is that it manages to capture in only a very few moments of screen time the atmosphere of Dr. Who."
He adds: "When that blue police box zooms in from a morass of complex light forms, there is no question of its right to be there. So already, within seconds of starting, the title designer has drawn us into the world of Dr. Who."
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