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Doctor Who Vs Malcolm Tucker – Science Fiction Glory Vs Swearing Genius

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You may have learned recently that a few of us at The Monolith are pretty big fans of Doctor Who. We recently wrote about the newly announced Twelfth Doctor and that he will be played by fantastic Scottish actor, Peter Capaldi. Capaldi is actually the oldest person to play the role of the Doctor (eclipsing the first Doctor William Hartnell by a few months) at the age of 55, which is a refreshing change of pace from the exuberant Matt Smith, who is the youngest man to have ever played the eponymous science fiction legend.

A lot has been made about Peter Capaldi’s most famous role is that of Malcolm Tucker in political comedy drama The Thick Of It. Tucker is a ruthless and terrifying spin doctor that runs the media and entire political party with an iron fist. He’s basically the Prime Minister’s enforcer. He’s most famous for his liberal and creative use for swearing, but in actuality, he’s a fantastic actor.

As to be expected though, this is the internet so fans have been hard at work creating compilations of Malcolm Tucker and Doctor Who and the results are damn entertaining:

My highlight of the video has to be the speech against the Cybermen “Pick up any weapon you can and twat the fuckery out of them!”, but actually if you listen to the non swearing quote at the end you can hear how intense he can e without needing to swear.

Here’s another video with Malcolm Tucker’s supposed thoughts on being the new Doctor:

“Maybe you can download rice!”

Here’s one of Doctor Who‘s most emotional scenes in recent memory, sabotaged by some rather poignant and hilarious Malcolm Tucker cutaways.

And finally, for those that just want to see Malcolm Tucker at his best, here are some choice clips:

Despite all of this, The Thick Of It is actually a very serious television show. The fourth season involves a different leadership taking over the country and Tucker is brought into a massive inquiry because he stole private information on a rival politician to discredit him. Unfortunately, that results in their suicide, which puts Tucker on trial. In the final moments of the show Tucker is far less expletive ridden and actually extremely serious, just showcasing how dark and powerful he can be as an actor. Seriously, if you’ve never seen The Thick Of It, watch it now. All four seasons. You can thank us later!

What do you guys think? Are you excited about Peter Capaldi taking on the role of The Doctor? Will you miss Matt Smith? Sound off in the comments!

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