'Doctor Who' Season 8: Peter Capaldi promises no flirting, lots of explosions

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If there is one thing Peter Capaldi is sure won't be part of Season 8 of "Doctor Who," it's romance between the Doctor and his companion. Capaldi simply says his Doctor isn't worried about that sort of thing.

In an interview with the Sunday Times (via The Mirror), Capaldi says, "They'll be no flirting, that's for sure. It's not what this Doctor's concerned with. It's quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, 'I want no Papa-Nicole moments.' I think there was a bit of tension with that at first but I was absolutely adamant."

As for what the new Doctor does care about, Capaldi continues, "We still blow a lot of s*** up. That's very important, but it's going to be a bit different from what we've seen over the years." While it won't be the same Doctor, some of his character traits will stick around. "One thing the show does well is balance the epic and the domestic. You can go from the edge of the universe to a pedestrian precinct," Capaldi says. "This Doctor loves watching stars being born in Andromeda; he's also thrilled to see litter blowing across the supermarket car park at dawn."

"Doctor Who" Season 8 premieres Saturday, Aug. 23, on BBC America.
Photo/Video credit: BBC