A little behind I know on the Doctor Who news! Sorry!
The BBC has released two new trailers for the next series, starting on 23rd August 2014 (UK).
The first a 15 second trail that has the Doctor, sitting on top of the TARDIS, telling us to Listen. You can view that one here:
The second one however is 35 seconds long and reveals some of the monsters that he and Clara will be encountering in the next series. The Doctor is again wondering if he is a good man and says he has made many mistakes and needs to do something about it. Clara then asks where they are going and the Doctor tells her “Into Darkness”. Take a look at the trailer:
Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman have also done an interview with Empire magazine. Moffat and Capaldi both say the next series is going to be darker than the earlier series, which probably explains the “into darkness” line in the trailer and tallies with what Capaldi revealed to Empire about his Doctor.
He said, “He’s more alien than he’s been for a while. He doesn’t quite understand human beings or really care very much about their approval.” Jenna Coleman has said that in comparison to Matt’s Doctor, Clara doesn’t feel quite as safe. “With Matt’s Doctor [Clara] felt quite safe, really. She knew she’d be caught if she was in danger, but this guy is a lot less human-friendly and a lot less patient. He’s more removed and inaccessible. You can’t quite access him in the same way.”
(The article can be read by heading to the Empire Magazine website).
This probably means that the next series will be closer in line with the Classic Who episodes and children will be hiding behind the sofa or a cushion much more so since the reboot began in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor.
What do you guys think? Do you want a return in some ways to the feel of the older episodes or would you rather they stuck to what has worked since it’s return to our screens in 2005? What do you think the trailers say will happen in the next series of Doctor Who? Don’t be afraid to comment below!
The BBC has released another trailer for the new series, starring Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor, starting on Saturday 23rd August.
Entitled “I See Your Soul…”, the trailer sees the TARDIS control room blowing up and the Doctor seemingly being electrocuted to the point we can see his two hearts beating with Dalek voices talking over the top. Watch the trailer for yourself here:
What do you think of the trailer? What do you think is going to happen in the next series? And what could the Daleks be up to this time? Don’t be afraid to drop a comment below.
The BBC have released a new teaser trailer for the next series of Doctor Who on YouTube. According to the video description, the next series of Doctor Who, with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and Jenna Coleman as companion Clara Oswald, will début in the UK on 28th August 2014, and the first episode will be a feature-length called “Deep Breath”.
Watch the new trailer here:
The BBC has posted the first teaser trailer for series 8! Peter Capaldi’s first series as the Doctor, the trailer reveals that the series will begin in August this year. The trailer reveals very little as it is only a teaser but have a look here:
What are you hoping will happen in this next series? Is there anything you didn’t like in the earlier series that you hope will be improved or not seen in series 8? Don’t be afraid to drop a message below.
BBC News are reporting that Frank Skinner has been given a role in the next series of Doctor Who.
What role he will play is unclear however the episode he is going to be in is known to be penned by Jamie Mathieson, a writer from another BBC series, Being Human. Steven Moffat, the show’s Executive Producer, has said that the comedian has been asking him for a role ever since he took over.
Moffat has said: “It’s no secret that Frank’s been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while. He’s been volunteering to be ‘third monster on the left’ as long as I’ve been in this job. But now, in Jamie Mathieson’s sparkling script, we finally have a part that can showcase all of Frank’s famous wit and charm. Hopefully he’ll get out of my garden now.”
Skinner is currently on tour with his stand-up show Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit. An excited Skinner, when talking about his role in the series, said: “I love this show. I subscribe to Doctor Who magazine, I’ve got a Tardis ringtone, a five-foot cardboard Dalek in my bedroom and – when I got the call saying they wanted me to read for the part, I was in the back of my tour bus watching episode three of The Sensorites.”
Series eight will air in Autumn with new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and other confirmed stars, Samuel Anderson, Ben Miller and Keeley Hawes. Find out more by visiting the BBC News website.
Information about Capaldi’s first series as the wandering Time Lord is coming in slowly but surely now the series is being filmed.
The Radio Times is reporting that Mark Gatiss has said he is writing two episodes for Capaldi’s Doctor but “that doesn’t mean they’ll both necessarily be in this season.” Well known from writing for and appearing in BBC’s Sherlock, he has also starred in Doctor Who and written for the series six times before, most recently being Cold War and The Crimson Horror for series seven.
The end of the 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, saw the return of Gallifrey and the Time Lords but Gatiss has urged caution at bringing the home planet and the Doctor’s people back into the series too much.
“Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated,” he said, whilst on tour in Brazil, promoting BBC Worldwide. “I know that’s why Russell T Davies [the previous show runner] came up with the whole idea of the Doctor being the last one because eventually if you see them so often they become a bit like a bunch of MPs, whereas if you talk about them as this amazing, powerful force, they’re much more exciting.”
He then said he didn’t know if he would ever do an episode set on Gallifrey. “I think the way the Time Lords were represented in The End of Time and The Day of the Doctor was very exciting because we’re seeing them in a crisis and they’re trying to come up with different ways of saving themselves. But I suppose if the Doctor ever does find Gallifrey again, then we might find out more. Who knows…?”
Series eight of Doctor Who is expected to air later this year.
Filming for the new series of Doctor Who seems to be in full swing from the amount of reports that have come out.
Seen something Doctor? Peter Capaldi up a tree at Bute Park in Cardiff.
Wales Online yesterday were reporting that Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were seen in Bute Park, along with the TARDIS and even a Minotaur type creature. The Minotaur was last scene in the episode The God Complex. Capaldi is reported to have been climbing trees, looking through binoculars and covered in cuts and bruises.
Jenna meanwhile was bundled up and signing autographs for watching fans.
As per usual, details from the new series have been kept very under wraps so what it all means is unclear. From the little we have seen of the new Doctor, I am very intrigued.
So what do you think? What do you want from the new series of Doctor Who? Is there anything you don’t want to see? Leave a message below.
You can find more pictures from the filming of Doctor Who and even some behind the scenes tit bits from the filming of His Last Vow, the Sherlock finale from the last series, at the Wales Online article.