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Frank Skinner (Perkins) hosts this very special series 8 panel with guests Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy) and Steven Moffat (lead writer and showrunner), to mark the DVD and Blu-ray release of Doctor Who Series 8. Lately we had the chance to watch some parts of the event filmed at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on Monday 17th November 2014 (here and here) – this is a longer video clip, about 14 minutes.
Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series is out now in the UK and Australia – coming soon in other countries.
The video below it’s about Peter Capaldi turning down the role of the Doctor in 1990s. A few days ago Peter Capaldi surprised the fans and Steven Moffat when he revealed that he turned down an audition to play the Doctor in the 1996 TV Movie – a role that ultimately went to Paul McGann. It was supposed to be an America pilot, but that did not worked anyway, and Peter Capaldi did not wanted anything to have with that. But let’s watch…
Santa Klaus has come early in Romania (the elected president is Klaus Iohannis, from the German minority), but we all have to wait one more month (actually 5 weeks or so) until the other Santa Clause meets the Doctor. Let’s watch an exclusive preview of the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special, first shown on BBC Children in Need’s Appeal Night. And yes, Clara Oswald is back. For how many episodes I don’t know… but I think we’ll find out soon. And the Doctor seems to be against Santa Claus, or his impersonator, or whoever Nick Frost seems to be.
Issue 480 of Doctor Who Magazine is published on Thursday 13 November, priced £4.99. It contains Michelle Gomez’s interview about her role in the show, she reveals why the Master has become the Mistress. Some other subjects:
According to David Tennant: ”It’s a bit like being the President. You’re always the Doctor.” There are 12 Doctors, but there were a movie with the war Doctor, so they are… ”aproximately 12”. And, to be more confusing, David Tennant’s father-in-law is the fifth Doctor, so when they are together people calling for the Doctor people are a little confused.
Something is leeching local dimensions (roughly north wes/t), leaving the Doctor trapped inside the TARDIS. It’s up to Clara to investigate an enemy exists beyond human perception… With the TARDIS getting smaller with every second, we can hardly wait for the next episode…
After Danny met the Doctor as the Caretaker, this week, in the near future, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the moon.
Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. But when Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life. With special guest star Hermione Norris (MI-5, Wire in the Blood).
“Hello, Earth! We have a terrible decision to make: an innocent life versus the future of all mankind…”
“Whatever future humanity might have, depends on the choice that is made right here, right now.
If you would live two parallel lives, but very different, would you like them to meet each other? How people around you would react when they would find out the the person they thought to know does other things they had no idea about, things so amazing they could hardly believe they were true? Amalia (Amy) Pond and Rory Williams’ friends started asking themselves why they were getting old so fast, completely unwit that in the few minutes in the next room they had lived a few months of adventures in time and space with the Doctor, the last of the Time Lords alive (meanwhile that story changed also, but that’s another story). The the sixth episode of the 8 series the moment Danny Pink meets the Doctor arrived, with the initial shock (and what a shock it was!) and the following scandal.
After a period of adventures in time and space with the Doctor and dates with Danny Pink Clara takes a break from her double life in order to dedicate a dew days to school and her boyfriend. The Doctor asked her that: he had a special mission, undercover, and he had to infiltrate alone, with no outside help. A Skovox Blitzer, one of the most formidable military killing machine, was on Earth, and the Doctor wanted to send it into a distant future where (probably) it could do no damage. If the killing machine would hid any other place other than near Coal Hill highschool from East London, where Clara and Danny were teachers, the story would be very different, and Clara would not be so surprised and worried about the Doctor’s appearance as caretaker, temporary hired in the school. The Time Lord’s plane were blown away by suspicious Danny, whos’ instincts put him on caretaker’s tracks because we was behaving a little strange. And the three of them found themselves in an empty room, disarranged by the attack of the robot and the time vortex that sent him away.
Some would say that the motive Danny and the Doctor does not put up with each other is their great resemblance: Danny is the common soldier, the footman that gets you out from the line of the fire, while the Doctor is the aristocrat, the officer with the “lighter” (but the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver have a lot of other use) that starts the fire. Maybe this is the reason the Time Lord does not like the military: they remind him too much about his decisions in the past, some very unpleasant, and his own behavior, or the training in the Academy. But I’ll let you discover yourselves how the trio Doctor-Clara-Danny succeeds in solving their problems (at least for now) and the way they succeed in eliminating the Skovox Blitzer. The episode contains romance and love story, fun, but also fire arms.
Is the Doctor preparing to replace Clara? Even if Courtney’s travel in the TARDIS was very short (at least from the viewer point of view), she was surely wanting for more travels through time and space. Missy appears again in this episode, even if only passing by (less than you may expect from the previous episodes). Her helps, anyway, work hard welcoming the victims from Doctor’s life in the Nethersphere, or Heaven, or call it how you want.
Writer Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat, director Paul Murphy, producer Nikki Wilson, executive producers Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Ellis George (Courtney Woods), Edward Harrison (Adrian), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage), Andy Gillies (CSO Matthew), Nanya Campbell (Noah), Joshua Warner-Campbell (Yashe), Oliver Barry-Brook (Kelvin), Ramone Morgan (Tobias), Winston Ellis (Mr Woods), Gracy Goldman (Mrs Woods), Diana Katis (Mrs Christopholou), Jimmy Vee (Skovox Blitzer), Chris Addison (Seb).
The next episode on Doctor Who is Kill the Moon, the seventh episode of series 8, written by Peter Harness. In the near future the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. They crash-landed on the lunar surface and they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life.
Being the Doctor is a furfiled dream for Peter Capaldi, but that’s not exactly easy for him: hear from the Twelfth Doctor about the hardest part of being the last of the Time Lords, what makes his character different from the past incarnations – and why coming to work on Doctor Who is always a pleasure.
“It’s terrifying and easy. Some days it’s very terrifying because you’re playing this iconic character that people love and you’ve got to deliver it. You’re making Doctor Who. Who doesn’t want to get up in the morning and come and work on Doctor Who. You’d be crazy not to.”
Clara is delighted when she and the Doctor meet Robin Hood, but there’s soon trouble! People say you should never bring a knife to a gunfight, but what about a spoon to a sword duel? The Doctor faces off against Robin Hood’s sword with nothing but an ordinary piece of cutlery even if he can’t believe exists.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Doctor ventures into the cube-based universe that is Minecraft. What wonders will he encounter? What dangers? Follow the Time Lord through space, time and graphics from 1978 to find out. And, of course, enjoy!
The greatest number lover’s convention is coming to Sesame Street this year! It’s the upcoming Numeric Con episode… a brilliant parody of Comic Con (with an educational twist, of course) that features Sesame Street characters like Elmo dressed up as comic book and sci-fi heroes like Princess Leia and Batman (‘The Dark Nine’).
Tom Baker’s Doctor will be there also, the Tardis and some suspiciously Dalek-shaped creatures screeching “Enumerate”. Also Wolverine (‘Fiverine’) from the X-Men, Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons and a perfect impression of William Shatner as Captain Kirk.
This fan-made video with BBC clips from the first 7 years of the New Who features Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctor and also Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond-Williams), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Alex Kingston (River Song / Melody Pond) and Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald).
There are interesting times ahead for the new Doctor. It’s time you knew him… And, more, what’s interesting than a teaser trailer for series 8: BBC Wales announces a Cardiff premiere next month, August 7, before the first episode arriving on TV, allowing fans to see Peter Capaldi’s debut alongside the new Doctor, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat.
The lunchtime event will be held at St David’s Hall in the city and will kickstart the drama’s publicity world tour with tickets available to the public from St David’s Hall Box Office from Monday July 7. It means the very next week… The event is held in association with BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, and the full programme for which will be announced later this month. Tickets will be available to the public from 10am on 7 July from St David’s Hall Box Office on 029 2087 8444 or online at stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk,
Let me remind you that Deep Breath, the feature-length premiere episode of the eighth series, will air on BBC1 on Saturday August 23.
At this year’s Collectormania event, Flicks And The City caught up with actor Paul McGann again to talk all things Doctor Who. He has said that even though he is still willing to reprise his role as the Eighth Doctor, he thinks that it’s unlikely it’ll ever happen.
The actor talks about returning as the eighth Doctor in The Night Of The Doctor, the spin-off shows, the return of the Five(ish) Doctors, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, and why Tilda Swinton would have been a brilliant Doctor.
Paul McGann also says why he thinks The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot was the highlight of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebrations.
and why he’d like to do a Five(ish) Doctors sequel, what Peter Capaldi will bring to the role of the Twelfth Doctor and why he could be the best Doctor yet, why Tilda Swinton would have been a brilliant Doctor, and whether he’d like to see his own Doctor on screen with Peter Capaldi’s new Doctor.
I hope you remember Christopher Eccleston’s first scene as The Doctor and you enjoy it as it deserve: Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor. She is faced with a choice: return to her normal life or join him on an extraordinary journey.