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DW_girl
DW_girl

Capaldi will be brilliant! I have complete and utter faith in him.

Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese
Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese

Mark says the Series has turned Eight. A Freudian slip, no doubt. It's actually almost 9. (He's talking only about the new series obviously.)

parrot999
parrot999

Am I the only one who thinks they're shooting themselves in the foot with going on about how dark and edgy this new Doctor will be... I feel like it's gonna be the "every dalek ever" thing all over again...

I kind of want them to zip their lips about what Capaldi's Doctor will be like, and let us see for ourselves in Series 8...

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

So I was watching Batman Returns yesterday and started thinking, Tim Burton should direct an episode of Doctor Who. It'd probably never happen, but if it did, it should be an episode written by Gatiss. Both specialise in sort of dark, but campy horror, so they'd probably create something interesting together.

Chronos the Fannibal
Chronos the Fannibal

It's weird seeing two images of Capaldi's eyebrows close together on the top of the page

christopherbrooke1
christopherbrooke1

I felt Matt Smith's era was getting too soft, then when it tried to be serious it was too grim, but it sounds like they've got it just right with Peter Capaldi.


Strontium
Strontium

If you're writing an episode Mark, PLEASE actually do a good one. No more Night Terrors, no Cold War.

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

Okay so the Doctor could become insane and then has to be admitted to some sort of Asylum for mad time lords, like for instance the Master...

Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

As long as he still has a heart of gold under all that so called "crazyness" I'll be fine.

AlessandroArsuffi
AlessandroArsuffi

More dangerous is quite interesting. That means Capaldi may happen to be impredictable and that's a good thing when it comes to blow up things and monsters. A little bit of Time Lord Victorious is necessary every now and then.

Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things
Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things

If Gatiss IS writing, give him a Victorian episode. I do NOT want another Cold War, but his Victorian stories like the Unquiet Dead and Crimson Horror are excellent.

Gustaff
Gustaff

Crazy huh? He's got staunch competition. Seven spent his weekends blowing up planets. Eleven was very unpredictable and crazy badass when he wanted to be and I'm not even getting into six and three stunts.

The Finn
The Finn

Dangerous and crazy, eh? http:// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/Twin_Dilemma.jpg



Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

This heavily implies that Gatiss is writing an episode. It's unlikely he'd be on set otherwise. Hopefully it's up to his excellent series 7 standards, not like the rubbish stuff he wrote before that.

The_Eternal_Dalek
The_Eternal_Dalek

@Wibbly-Wobbly Strawberry Jelly If it is almost nine then it already has turned eight, Of course there's two ways to interpret it, either look at it as it has already done "being eight" before (back in the 70s) or the fact that it has already been around for well over eight years so you can't use the whole "new series" angle any more, because it has re-established itself already, so to attempt to go down that route won't work today.

The Finn
The Finn

@epicduda  TCH went straight up to one of my favorite episodes ever!

mczolly
mczolly

I would be surprised if he wouldn't write an episode. :)

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

The "Unquiet Dead" was pretty average. Then everything he wrote after that was rubbish, but "Cold War" and "The Crimson 'Orror" were both great episodes, in my opinion anyway.

Goldenchest
Goldenchest

@PaddyB @Goldenchest @Notsosmartguy  Replace "literally" with "definitively". He was the one who was fully prepared to blow up his home planet to destroy the Daleks. Doctors don't get much darker than that.