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Peter Capaldi gets a New York welcome at 'Doctor Who' premiere with co-star Jenna Coleman

Actor Peter Capaldi attends BBC America's

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Actor Peter Capaldi attends BBC America's "Doctor Who" premiere fan screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Peter Capaldi knew he was in New York on Thursday the minute he stepped out of a classic yellow cab that drove him to the premiere of "Doctor Who."

"Someone just shouted at me from the crowd, 'The first Italian Doctor''" he said, laughing.

Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor in six decades. At 56, he is also the oldest since the first, William Hartnell.

Show runner Steven Moffat is not concerned that younger viewers will be turned off by the elder time-and-space travelling Time Lord.

"Is that why Santa Claus never worked as an old man and kids didn't like him?" he cracked. "Look, I hate to tell you this, but to kids, (previous 31-year-old Doctor) Matt Smith was ancient, right? I mean we're all ancient to them so (I'm) not remotely (worried.)"

Moffat also is not dwelling on a recent online leak of scripts for several upcoming episodes.

"There's nothing we can do about it. We were a bit depressed about it, especially me — but what can you do," he said with a shrug.

Although the Doctor has changed, his companion has not. Jenna Coleman returns as Clara Oswald, who also was Smith's sidekick.

"They're kind of deeply addicted and bound to each other despite how much they annoy each other," Coleman explained of her character's relationship to the new Doctor.

Capaldi added: "I think Clara's the only person that can tell the Doctor what to do and he's very bonded to her and has a very deep affection for her, so although she drives him crazy sometimes, he can't stop inviting her to travel with him."

"Doctor Who" is a science fiction series in which the Doctor travels in the Tardis, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth. The show has remained popular over the years because of its flexibility. The Doctor is able to regenerate into new bodies and transport to any point in space or time.

Capaldi and Coleman have been on a world tour of seven cities across five continents in 12 days to promote the new season premiering Aug. 23 on BBC America.

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