Really? Do you really think that the Doctorul is a good man? Or a Dalek can be damaged in such measure that his morality stops and he transforms into something more than his original programming and he becomes good? The answers for the two questions are very similar: yes, no, he could be, I don’t know (the last one offered by Clara). And you may be right: the Doctor tries to be good, but from time to time he sacrifice one of the people around him to save the rest. A Dalek can have a moment of “escape” from the original programming, used to create them all, and can feel beauty, but that moment does not last very much time when you have a Doctor around, curious enough and well-meaning in order to repaid the good and the beauty.
But let me tell you about the episode from Saturday. Not very much, I don’t want you to lose your interest for it, but enough not to very shocked. As you may alreay know from the preview of the second episode, the Doctor is invited to offer his (more or less) medical services to help a Dalek that was damaged enough to become good. His morality, as programed by his creators, was not functioning properly. But this happens after saving a pretty girl (Lieutenant Journey Blue) from a spaceship pursued and destroyed by a Dalek ship. She convinced him to bring her to Aristotle, the cruiser belonging to the Combined Galactic Resistance (an alliance headed by humanity to fight the Dalek invasion of the galaxy), led by Colonel Morgan Blue. There the Doctor (at least the new one) has the surprise of his life: in order to repare and save the sick Dalek he had to be shriked to nanometric size and inserted into his enemy. An excelent idea for a movie, bad for the proctologist! exclaimed the Doctor. He gets Clara from the school she was a teacher, excited and almost in love after meeting Danny Pink, the new math teacher, and they go in their mission along with the nanny soldiers that had order to eliminate them if they were discovered to be spies of enemy. The Doctor, Clara, the Lieutenant Journey Blue, Kai Blue, Gretchen Carlisle and Ross were shrinked and entered the casing of a good Dalek..
They succeded in repairing his flaw, but the result is not as expected: the original programming takes over once again, and the Doctor, Clara and their companions have to solve the new problem in order to save their lifes and the lifes of the soldiers on the Aristotle. Not even the merge of 2 minds, the Doctor’s and Dalek’s, does not have the expected result, but for more details watch the episode… expecialluy that Into the Dalek has already been watch by 5.2 millions people (audience rate 24,7%) in UK on BBC1. And the questions from the first episode, who is Missy?, is still valid, expecially that she is appearing again in this episode, inviting a new person in Heaven.
Directed by Ben Wheatley, based on a story by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Zawe Ashton (Journey Blue), Michael Smiley (colonel Morgan Blue), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Laura Dos Santos (Gretchen), Ben Crompton (Ross), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Michelle Morris (School Secretary), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage), Ellis George (Courtney), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek), Nicholas Briggs (voices of Daleks).
In the next episode, Robot of Sherwood, written by Mark Gatiss, The Doctor and Clara arrive in the Sherwood forest and meet Robin Hood, the well-known outlow. There they have to allie to stop a hellish plan from outer space, between the stars.
In the second episode of the series 8, Into the Dalek, Clara is introduced to Danny Pink, changing his life forever. So this is a preview. A kind of.
From Cardiff and London via Seoul, Sydney, New York, and Mexico City, to finally ending up in Rio de Janeiro, its been a whirlwind of enthusiastic fans, sightseeing and celebrating all things Who. I hope you enjoyed it.
The Tardis will land in the popular videogame this September: the Xbox 360 Edition will soon get to step into Peter Capaldi’s shoes and go on adventures as the legendary Time Lord.
September will see the first downloadable Doctor Who add-on for the Minecraft videogame, letting fans make themselves look like the new Doctor or Clara. Also included are five other (but not specifed yet) Doctors and their companions, plus monsters and bad guys like the Daleks, Ice Warriors and Zygons.
The first downloadable pack will cost £1.99 and BBC Worldwide promise more will follow, with at least six doctors in each of them.
Like, say, this incredibly detailed recreation of Matt Smith’s Tardis… the V-0.5 Version Console from the Eleventh Hour.
The Doctor asks Clara to be his pal and answer an important question…
It’s not the first time the Doctor is dealing with malfunctioning Daleks… Rose Tyler help another one healing some years ago. This time the Doctor introduces Clara to ‘Gun Girl’ and her uncle, but a shock is waiting… The Dalek is malfunctioning so bad he is turning good. Morality as a malfunction make him ask the question Doctor… will you help me?
It took some time since she has been nominated by both Matt Smith and Neil Gaiman for the ALS ice-bucket challenge, for obvious reasons (the delay was partly due to having to track down Power Rangers costumes for herself and her Selfie co-stars John Cho and Keith L Williams), but she is back.
Steven Moffat is next, he has been nominated along Taissa Farmiga and US president Barack Obama.
This is a part of Regeneration Week on the Official Doctor Who channel, originally uploaded to the classic Doctor Who channel on July 21st 2012.
After the post-regeneration madness of Deep Breath it’s time to to go back to the beginning when the whole idea of a Timelord’s restorative powers were completely new to the Doctor Who audience.
Get an inside look at first episode of the series 8, Deep Breath, with exclusive interviews with stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman for BBC America.
“I think in the first episode, The Doctor is struggling to try and find out who he is…”
After a long time we have waited (it seems to have past only 8 months and change from the Christmas special episode, bur for some people they seemed like years), a Doctor Who world tour to promote the new series (with the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, his companion, Jenna Coleman – Clara Oswald, and the executive producer, Steven Moffat), the first episode of season 8 was broadcast last night. With success: the BBC1 audience between the hours 19:50 and 21:10 was an average of 6.8 millions people with a spike to 7.3 millions. Without including the viewer from other parts of the globe, the ones watching through internet (BBC iPlayer) or the ones that have downloaded the episode from the torrents.
As you have probably expected, the Doctor Who universe changed with Peter Capaldi’s appearance. And the one worried about how he was going to perform his role have no reasons to be afraid: he is an extraordinary Doctor. Even if during a big part of his first episode he is lost in space and time, still suffering the effects of the regeneration that transformed the Matt Smith’s character into the new Time Lord. Or maybe that’s why he is making such a big impression? Anyway, as you have (again) probably expected, Doctor’s relation with Clara, his companion, changed: now he is a new man, that reacts different, and she, a control freak, has some problems with that. His dark side started to emerge, preparing you (at least in some part) for what’s going to happen next. Matt Smith’s surprising cameo at the end of the first episode (the part has been recorded when he still was the Doctor and it was added to the new episode) of series 8 clarified (if it was ever needed) the continuity between Matt and Peter.
The action is happening in Victorian London, where we meet again Madame Vastra and her wife, Jenny Flint, but also the Sontaran commander Strax, a dinosaur and some robots that use human organs as spare parts. You should remember the episode 4 of series 2, The Girl in the Fireplace (20 October 2006), with the robots with clock mechanism from the SS Madame de Pompadour, the spaceship built in the 51 century, that did the same thing. Of course, the Doctor could not stay aside to let them do it, as he could not stay aside back then – even if he changed his face twice and have lived some centuries. Some time ago you were told don’t blink!, now you are told to keep your breath from very similar reasons: to survive, and to survive with all your organs inside your body. And that’s all I can tell you about the action in this episode, for additional details just watch the episode.
Directed by Ben Wheatley, writing credits: Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Dan Starkey (Strax), Michelle Gomez (Missy).
If you are speculating or guessing who is Missy and why is she calling herself The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere or why she welcomes people to “Heaven”, well, let’s speculate / guess further. Maybe we’ll find some answers in the next episodes of series 8 that she is Rani / Master / Doctor’s daughter / any other character you can think of.
The next episode is Into the Dalek: a Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship and only the Doctor can salve them. He is facing his greatest enemy with Clara by his side.
Meantime, let’s watch the Lead Writer & Executive Producer Steven Moffat talking about the phenomenal imagination of Whovians in their fan art, fiction, videos, title sequences and how he thinks the show actually makes people more creative at BBC AMERICA’s U.S. Premiere Screening at NYC’s Ziegfeld Theater on the Doctor Who World Tour.
At the ‘Doctor Who’ U.S. premiere screening of Deep Breath, Jenna Coleman talks to Anglophenia’s Tom Brook about Clara’s relationship with the Doctor.
What do you think about Deep Breath, the first episode of series 8? I’ll post my review about the episode in the morning.
The TARDIS crash lands in Parliament Square! And the Doctor and Clara made an unexpected appearance in Parliament Square in London this morning – surfacing something odd that had become buried underground…
Don’t forget and be prepared! Doctor Who returns with Deep Breath in cinemas and on TV worldwide from tomorrow, 23rd August.
You can catch the best bits from the Doctor Who World Tour fan event in Rio de Janeiro, filmed on the 18th August at Vivo Rio.
You know that this was an adventure of a lifetime, right?
On the very last leg of the tour, the YouTube TARDIS materialises in Rio de Janeiro. As Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman admire the view from under the Christ the Redeemer statue, they reflect on their whirlwind tour of the world.
2 days ago David Ellison challenged Matt Smith to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Matt has made a donation and accepted the challenge, and now nominates James Cartwright (@jame_cartwright), Lily James and Karen Gillan (@karengillan2), to participate and raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease, a condition that attacks the spinal cord.
The #DWWorldTour may have ended, but on the last night of the world tour Peter Capaldi has a few words of thanks to share with the fans, wherever you are in the world.
The Doctor Who YouTube team might not have had a TARDIS, but they did have a nifty little drone camera, which came in very handy when Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman went for a photo shoot at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. The drone camera even managed to capture a Cyberman trying to upgrade unsuspecting tourists.
To celebrate the TARDIS touching down in Sydney, Australia, ABC and BBC Worldwide ran a unique competition to gave fans the chance to win tickets to the Australian fan event. They have already showed their love, so it wasn’t too hard: to do this they asked the fans to show how they #hearthearttheDoctor through video, art, photography, writing or however else they best felt expressed their feelings. The team was not disappointed… the result is the next video.
The winning entry was Edward Felix, but Crispy Pro impressed the UK Doctor Who team so much that we asked him to come along to the event to do some guest You Tubing.
This is for the Australian fans, by Australian fans – thanks for your enthusiastic love and support for the show.
Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffats’s penultimate stop on their tour of the world takes them to Mexico City, where they had to deal with the Mexican wave and the largest ever screening of the new episode, Deep Breath, was held for 3,000 very noisy Whovians!
Peter and Jenna reflect on their journey so far and how hard they’re going to find it going back to “normal” life. They also talk about all the incredible fans they’ve met along the way, and some of them in Mexico City tell us why they love Doctor Who.
The next stop on the tour is Rio de Janeiro.
“All my worst nightmares at once…” Remember, right? Enjoy watching…
Just a few days before broadcasting the first episode of the season 8, the cover for issue #477 of Doctor Who Magazine has been revealed. The magazine is previewing the first four episodes of series 8 and it’s on sale Thursday 21 August 2014, priced £5.99.
Ident interruption that was shown before BBC One’s new show called Tumble… the Doctor is breaking into your reality.
The BBC have finally confirmed the episode titles for every episode of series 8.
You also have a teaser… 5 days left until first episode.
Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara, Doctor’s companion) were treated to a deafening reception by over 3000 Mexican Doctor Who fans when they stepped out of the TARDIS and onto the stage of the Teatro Metropólitan, Mexico City.
An insight into how Mark Gatiss was transformed into Gantok through prosthetics, for Doctor Who Confidentional, BBC Three. Features an unseen interview not previously broadcast.