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Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes

capaldi-dwm-477-2014-coverThe new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#477) contains new details on the first four episodes of Series 8. Below are some highlights.

Note: The following are much less spoilery than the yesterday’s previews, but if you are attempting to go into the series truly blind, then it is still recommended you don’t read any further.

For everyone else click the links after the titles…

Deep Breath

Click: show

Into the Dalek

Click: show

Robot of Sherwood

Click: show

Listen

Click: show

See the full previews and an interview with Peter Capaldi in the new issue out Thursday 21 August.

[Thanks to David]

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The Finn
The Finn

Listen seems Doctorlite judging by that.

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

I think the episodes sound interesting and I cant wait to see them Listen sounds good

They're all my favorite Doctor. Blahblah...Listen?
They're all my favorite Doctor. Blahblah...Listen?

Also, for anyone who's too impatient to wait two more days, BBC America just uploaded an "exclusive" onto their youtube channel that's about a minute and a half of interviews with little (and I mean little. don't go expect the whole episode) clips from Deep Breath. 

Anyone who's worried that Capaldi's Doctor will be too dark and serious is strongly encouraged to check it out. There's about fifteen seconds of footage total and I still can't stop laughing.


DrKnockers05
DrKnockers05

If you didn't open the links, then you may want to avoid this comment. Not super spoilerific but I'd rather be safe than sorry and give you a heads up in case you want to go into the new series completely blind :)

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Is anyone getting a 'Prisoner of the Daleks' vibe from reading about 'Into the Dalek?'. OK, so it's not exactly like it. But an imprisoned Dalek, a small group of humans in a battle against them, and (in Phil Ford's words) a good old Dalek showdown? Seems pretty similar to the novel which, in my opinion, is an awesome thing because I loved 'Prisoner...'!

I'm hoping it has a slightly violent feel to it like the novel, too. While I MYSELF wouldn't mind it, I'm not saying there should be bloody battles and graphic fight scenes (which are present in the novel, by the way) but stuff like shooting people in the legs and paralysing them, full-on merciless killings with no remorse, everything a Dalek should do should be incorporated into the episode somewhere. And from the sounds of Ford, it looks like we may be seeing stuff like that in the episode. Because after all, what IS the point of a Dalek story if the Daleks don't do Dalek s**t? XD

Really looking forward to this episode and the rest of the series. Peter's going to be a truly fantastic Doctor. The quotes alone are epic enough. Hearing them in the episodes themselves will be absolutely amazing!

Beasts_a_Snarling
Beasts_a_Snarling

"What's the point of a Dalek story when the Daleks don't do s****!"

My thoughts exactly.

Rani Nose
Rani Nose

If the woman in the shop is revealed at least some of Deep Breath will be set in the present day.  21st Century Clara wouldn't be seeking computer help in Victorian England.



Polyphase
Polyphase

Into the Dalek and Listen have me quite intrigued, It seems to shaping up to be an amazing season. After seeing that wonderful interview with Peter on TV last night the anticipation is killing me

Alleigh
Alleigh

I would be interesting if the woman in the shop was Martha, it would have to be someone who easily has the Doctor's number.

Mikeyboss182
Mikeyboss182

Listen just keeps sounding better and better the more I read about it, I can't wait for that one.


OncomingStorm in a Brownoat with a stake
OncomingStorm in a Brownoat with a stake

You know, I was really hoping they'd just forget about the woman in the shop. I don't want to constantly keep looking back. I know loads of people who will've totally forgotten she was mentioned. I want to move forwards!

madmckenna
madmckenna

Finally we'll see who this woman in the shop is!  

FreddieC
FreddieC

Just wondering, with Clara doing one off trips with the doctor could they be meeting in the wrong order. Matt said in. Nightmare in silver, see you next Wednesday or last Wednesday, a Wednesday. Could Clara still have adventures with matt after seeing capaldi regenerate or is the Tardis clever....

A Friend of the Ood
A Friend of the Ood

"Imagine the worst possible thing in the universe, and then don’t bother..."

This might be the most "Doctory" quote I've heard from this season so far.

TheNightmareChild is LISTENing!
TheNightmareChild is LISTENing!

Damn.  Clara gets scolded for flirting with the Doctor.  Part of me feels bad for her and another is like "Well... yeah.  What Vastra said."  

Hmmm... I had always assumed that the Daleks were to an extent biologically engineered to be hateful and purist.  Not too sure about this.  I mean, it'll still be a good episode probably.  I'm just not sure yet how I feel about this development.  I might end up loving it before the end.  Will have to see.  

The more I read about 'Listen', the more fascinating it sounds.  This just reaffirmed my anticipation for this episode. :)

ChrisWalton1
ChrisWalton1

Listen gets more and more intriguing to me with every new bit of info

twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

Did anyone else just assume that when Clara's away living her regular life the Doctor just travels forward to next Wednesday so they can go on another adventure together? I always assumed that, so he wouldn't have any down time. Still, Listen looks quite interesting.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

At the end of Robot of Sherwood I can imagine one of the Doctor and Clara will be incredibly smug :-)

Exalos
Exalos

It might be a very bold idea, but i think the woman who gave Clara the Doctor's phone number might be one of the later incarnation of Susan. Why not, right? What a twist it would be!

Don't Blink
Don't Blink

@MonsieurDoowah Good. As previously mentioned, "Midnight" was brilliant, one of my favourite episodes of the revived era in fact. "Blink" barely included the Doctor or Martha and didn't seem to have THAT much in the way of special effects, but it was also brilliant. I also enjoyed "The Lodger" from series 5, and that didn't include Amy or the TARDIS much at all, and was entirely set on Earth with seemingly minimal special effects.


I'm really looking forward to "Listen". A simpler, smaller-scale, more dramatic episode is just what the Doctor Who ordered.

A Friend of the Ood
A Friend of the Ood

@Alleigh I doubt it will be anyone we've seen before. I'm guessing it's either the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere or some new character who will be introduced later.

Polyphase
Polyphase

@madmckenna Clara said woman in the shop, Not girl and she had met River so it can't be her. I think I might be Donna, Still trying to help after all this time. It would be great to see her again :)

Don't Blink
Don't Blink

@FreddieC I hope not. We've done the whole "meetings with a woman in the wrong order" thing now. Specifically, Moffat has. Multiple times. Leave it to Audrey Niffenegger!

Don't Blink
Don't Blink

@TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) Why oh why can't anybody write a SMALL-SCALE Dalek episode? My hopes were crushed when I read of huge Dalek fleets again. Yeah, yeah...whatever. Honestly, just have one Dalek. Or two. Like series 1's "Dalek", which was the best Dalek episode of the lot.

troughton who?
troughton who?

@Exalos I just assumed it was River... until Clara didn't recognise her in Name... 

A Friend of the Ood
A Friend of the Ood

@Exalos I think it's that Gatekeeper person. She's been spotted on the set of a couple different episodes so she seems significant.

Alleigh
Alleigh

It would be really cool to see it be someone from his past

Christoph1337
Christoph1337

@Polyphase @madmckenna I'm actually gonna go ahead and guess that it's a villain. Someone who needs the Doctor and Clara to stay together for their plans to come to fruition. 

Alleigh
Alleigh

I took it as being protective of River and the Doctor

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