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Listen! – Series 8: Teaser trailer

The BBC have released the official story synopsis for Listen, the fourth episode of Series 8, written by Steven Moffat.

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.

What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!

It airs Saturday 13 September.

UPDATE: Time slot confirmed for 7.30pm-8.20pm on BBC1.

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supermoff will kill the moon!
supermoff will kill the moon!

Now this episode looks amazing. My most anticipated of the remaining series, this looks old school Moffat. 50 minutes long too, that's always a plus :D

AaronMcGahon1
AaronMcGahon1

Hmm, fifty minute long episode. I'm very much looking forward to Listen. I don't know what it is but there's something that has me really excited and intrigued. 

ClaraOswald
ClaraOswald

I love the sound of this. Unfortunately for me I am following quite a few spoiler happy people on Twitter who have watched the leaked episode and are posting about it, but I'm excited nonetheless.

SulaymanKhan
SulaymanKhan

This and the Caretaker sounds so good !! Really  looking forward to it 

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

Of cause many people are saying it's going to be the new blink, but for someone who doesn't know such a thing, even the plot sounds very interesting.

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

what does happen when the doctor is alone it might be interesting to find out

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

I think it will be scary not sure if it will be as good as other episodes but it looks good

Liana21
Liana21

It sounds creepy but fascinating. The new Blink?

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

I've heard people say that this one could be Capaldi's "Blink". Should be good.

NewWho2012
NewWho2012

This ones sound great, I love the scary episodes! Would love a good scary one.

JJ2000
JJ2000

Just doesn't sound interesting in the slightest.

doctorwhothingz
doctorwhothingz

Listen seems like an interesting episode- but when you think about it, we don't know anything about it!


Ottoman14
Ottoman14

I think this is where Moffat really excels. This will no doubt be a very weird, very scary and complicated plot, with little CGI and a small cast. Definitely the episode I am looking forward to most in this series...

The Finn
The Finn

"--ghosts of past and future".  Oh, continuity nightmare in the make?



MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

I've had some friends who:

1. Haven't been fond of Moffat over the last 2 years

2. Saw the leaked episode

And they said (without spoiling anything for me) that it's one of Moffat's best episodes he's ever written.

SO HYPED!

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

These introverted episodes can be classics if well done. Amy's Choice was one of my favourites from S5, while God Complex from S6 had a minotaur, but the real story was much more about the fears in our heads

DrKnockers05
DrKnockers05

Hmmm...

...

...

Well, I've decided this episode sounds bloody fantastic :D

MaraBackman
MaraBackman

Hmm. I wonder if there might be something relating to the stories about the Toclafane from the Doctor's childhood? There is also room for exploring other things that still exist at the end of the universe, as well as the cryptic description of what happens afterwards.

VERITASERUMUK
VERITASERUMUK

This airs on my birthday. Please be a good episode :)


XavierDuPinz
XavierDuPinz

Don't blink,

Hold your breath,

And listen.

 Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker.
Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker.

My most anticipated episodes are the mummy of the oriental express and flatline. 1. Mummies are awesome and it sounds like we'll really get see what the Doctor really is capable of. 2. Flatline sounds Clara centric :-p


Ivegotkidneys is missing Ian Chesterton
Ivegotkidneys is missing Ian Chesterton

I still think, despite the synopsis and the radio times preview, that I don't know enough of this episode to say I'm really excited about this episode. (obviously I am excited for this as it's a new episode of doctor who but not as much as say into the Dalek or Death in heaven) Although I guess me not knowing much about it is a good thing as well.



RebeccaGlenn
RebeccaGlenn

Can't go wrong with the end of the universe.


They're all my favorite Caretaker
They're all my favorite Caretaker

BRING IT TO ME NOW! I hope time speeds up at some point. I swear the wait between Deep Breath and Into the Dalek feels longer than the first 8 months of this year. It'll be AGES before Listen gets here! :-)

The Lazy Cat Has a Terrible Decision to Make...
The Lazy Cat Has a Terrible Decision to Make...

Stand alone Steven Moffat episode? Check. Small guest cast? Check. No CGI? Check. Terrifying sounding monster? Check. Sounds a lot like Blink, this has all the makings of a masterpiece.

FreddieC
FreddieC

I reckon I'm in the minority, but I'm not anticipating this that well, hopefully it will overwhelm me but I'm looking forward to the caretaker and motoe.

The Moment
The Moment

This sounds really interesting, looking forward to it and I don't really know anything about this episode!

Mikeyboss182
Mikeyboss182

Really looking forward to this one, the premise sounds so intriging and original.

Scaroth
Scaroth

@JJ2000 It literally says nothing about the episode... I think its a bit early to judge

MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

Sorry about that. Like I said, I haven't seen it myself because I don't like to be spoiled.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Can you please stop discussing leaked episodes in any capacity. Not even impressions. You can talk about them when they've officially aired like with everyone else.


MaraBackman
MaraBackman

@MeglosProductions After Deep Breath I'm more and more convinced that the entire season will be to my liking. I have a strong feeling of familiarity to the RTD-era, but without it being too similar and still being its own thing.

NoahFischel
NoahFischel

@MeglosProductions I also saw the leaked episodes, and (without spoiling anything), it might honestly be one of the best episodes this series! Quite honestly the one I've been looking forward to the most!

TheRiddlingTimetraveller
TheRiddlingTimetraveller

@The Lazy Cat It's this kind of Doctor Who-episodes I love, the ones which have a monster in it who's frightning because of the story, the psychological fear that develops to one great climax... I really can't wait for this one!