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Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer

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The BBC have confirmed Doctor Who Series 8 will air in August and have released the first teaser trailer!

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farsighted99
farsighted99

Here's a better teaser trailer for series 8 than the BBC did... 

https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lBeV5bQW70 

Haunting and beautiful. Only 1:17 minutes

JSintheStates
JSintheStates

Could you try to be a little more specific? Was that August 1st or August 31st? We are talking about 2014, right?

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

Can't help feeling that this is Capaldi's TARDIS. The 12th Doctor has this console room written all over it. This teaser would have been such a great way of bringing about a new TARDIS interior, showing brief little hints, like we still see in this. Say for instance the 11th Doctor's TARDIS had never changed from The Eleventh Hour until The Time of the Doctor. I always felt it unnecessary for it to change from The Snowmen onwards. It was almost as if the Doctor having lost the Ponds decided to do this off screen as well as change his outfit so he wouldn't be reminded, but they weren't the first companions he had lost...


Whogasms
Whogasms

If I watch it 180 times, it equals 45 minutes. which equals an episode. Lets do that.

TenthDoctor1000
TenthDoctor1000

TARDIS catching on fire... what is this 'The Doctor Games: The TARDIS on Fire' anyway Series 8 WON'T BE LONG NOW!!!!

Oodkind
Oodkind

Honestly, I don't see why they bothered. It's basically just a few promo pictures stuck together. They should have just put the picture on their facebook page with the words "the new doctor lands august 2014" and be done with it. 


Also, everyone's assuming that the TARDIS will explode, but this is a teaser, not necessarily part of an episode. It's probably just an effect they put in to excite people. Just like the Time of the Doctor promo picture didn't happen in the episode. Capaldi's face never appeared in a flame while Matt stood holding Handles with Clara wearing a paper hat.

moncsy
moncsy

Awesome!!! Can't wait!! :)))

Whovian
Whovian

So excited!!! Can't wait for August... :)


ZacharyChong
ZacharyChong

freaked out... the light thingy is so scary... every time

JJ2000
JJ2000

I was so scared at first, I thought that Capaldi's fingers were long and stretched out and gave me the bloody creeps lol. I was thinking, why is nobody talking about this? Then after reading all of the comments I scroll up and realise that he is just holding the bars haha lol. Phew, thank god for that, was scared for like 2 minutes then lol.



ConnorWhite
ConnorWhite

For a few seconds I thought Capaldi's doctor had very long arms.

Lemonhead118
Lemonhead118

I'm guessing it will air on either the 23rd (as that was 2 months, yesterday) or on the 30th. Luckily, I am not going on holiday this year as I went Skiing in February. Really can't wait now!!

The Hatter
The Hatter

Oh teaser trailers how I've missed you and your teaser-ness.

In sixteen seconds it's managed to excite me to no ends, begin to dread the month of June and July and let me marvel the sight which is Peter Capaldi standing in front of an exploding console. Exciting!  

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

This was very unexpected but exciting all the same. I merely caught this on television yesterday when it aired by the mere chance that my girlfriend's parents shouted me and my girlfriend into the living room. It's strange how a short teaser such as this can bring an emense amount of excitement in ones heart. Perhaps it was the way the teaser was shot with Capaldi's Doctor lingering over us in the shadows of the TARDIS, I don't know. But whatever the reason I was excited to see that Capaldi is fastly approaching our screens as the Twelfth Doctor.

StephenAHayes
StephenAHayes

It almost looks like a computer screen game screenshot.

I'm so looking forward to it. I think the start may be like the 11th Hour and it crash lands in Victorian London

TheNameOfTheDoctor
TheNameOfTheDoctor

1, I love the teaser, properly excited now :) 2, I really hope this airs on the 30th of August otherwise loads of people will be on holiday and the viewership won't be as high- in addition, I think Moffat understands this, he purposely didn't want Who to air in the summer months because people wouldn't take it seriously and they'd be on holiday! 3, If the explosions in the TARDIS do happen after the regeneration, I really hope they change it up a bit, as in Capaldi won't know how to fly it, but he'll press loads of buttons and the overhead sprinklers will turn on :P

Whogasms
Whogasms

Everyone watch it at a sped of 0.25. It sounds much cooler and you get to see more of capaldi

MJJ
MJJ

Is that all they got? Really?!? They gotta do better than that. More, please?!

LucasW
LucasW

I was kind of hoping they would completely change the logo. Not because I dislike it, but because I like the show to change when the Doctor changes. Although hopefully we will be provided with a new titles to replace the awful ones we have at the moment. I think they should ditch the awful DW thing as well.

Would quite like a new theme arrangement as well, preferably without the "dance" beginning we've had since 2010.

Unfortunately, the few changes we had in Matt Smith's last year make it highly unlikely we'll get the changes with Capaldi's first.

TheNightmareChild sees into your soul!
TheNightmareChild sees into your soul!

They used the 2013 iteration of the theme music.  I wonder if that means they're keeping it.  Honestly, I don't mind if they change up the credits a little for Capaldi, but I actually liked the 2013 theme music.

TheDreamer
TheDreamer

@JSintheStates 30th August 2014. I was there, I saw the Doctor land. The Tardis too... Okay, more like half crash, as usual. ;) But shhhhh... the Doctor told me not to spoil it for everyone or else he won't let me in the Tardis ever again, so I can't tell what happened, sorry. :D



Richy Woo
Richy Woo

I get the feeling this is an in character post as an actual Ood. Very well played Sir!.

babbitdukes
babbitdukes

How do you do that I can't get enough of Capaldi

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

You have to remember, if there is going to be a new theme tune like in 2010, they're hardly going to ruin it by releasing it early. This is only a teaser trailer so the obvious choice is to use the most current rendition. We didn't hear the new theme tune for 2013 until The Snowmen and even the 2010 one until The Eleventh Hour.

floppy_who
floppy_who

If I remember rightly, the Beeb used the 2008 music for some of the teaser trailers for Matt Smith's first season, so anything is possible...

Whogasms
Whogasms

@babbitdukes You click on the settings when watching the video. click speed and select 0.25.


awkward912
awkward912

@floppy_who  In fact, they insisted on using it at the end of the trailers throughout series 5, long after the new music had been heard. It started to get weird.

Huknar
Huknar

@TheNightmareChild @supermoff @Huknar @Master Michael Moon I just want Capaldi's run to be stable, and marked with his own unique theme possibly title (which I hate equally). One theme, one title for the entire run. I found the changes to Matt's TARDIS, theme, title and costume highly unnecessary, (as great as that costume was! But it would have suited Capaldi more.)

Huknar
Huknar

@supermoff @Huknar @TheNightmareChild @Master Michael Moon Well the 2008 variant was only used for eighteen episodes. I think a new Doctor warrants a new theme, without that damned countermelody. I really don't think the current theme is strong enough. It has really week drums and is saturated in sound effects and annoying wooshiness.

supermoff
supermoff

@Huknar @TheNightmareChild @Master Michael Moon I don't mind if they change the theme as change is always a good thing, but there is little point in changing the current theme when it has only been used for like 10 episodes. Besides, the current theme is powerful, loud, resonant, and just a little bit dark, so it should suit Twelve really well.

Huknar
Huknar

@TheNightmareChild @Huknar @supermoff @Master Michael Moon Or rather 2005. That "Peter Capaldi Original Concept" fan titles has a great variant of that which suits him very well. I think Capaldi needs something more spacy, but with stronger drums and more layers, and the middle eight. A theme is not epic unless it has the middle eight.