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Series 8 Filming: The Suits

Filming on Series 8 of Doctor Who continued this week.

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were both briefly spotted earlier today filming scenes for the fifth episode of the run written by Steve Thompson.

Mild spoilers follow. Spoilerphobes may want to avoid.

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Intriguingly, guest star Jonathan Bailey looks to be playing a cyborg of some sort…

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Extras strike a pose.

Pics by Colin Waymark.

Step back in time...

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babbitdukes
babbitdukes

Love those picture's of Peter.Oncoming _Badger your not the only one to have nice dreams!

ScottDavidson1
ScottDavidson1

Since they're filming in Roald Dahl Plas I wonder if they'll reference the remnants of Torchwood Three???

LaraHarris
LaraHarris

Oh my god. They're going to the era that taste forgot... the 80's!

AaronPorter1
AaronPorter1

Argh.. 12th doctor stood where the Torchwood hub was/is... 

11th Doctors Purple Coat
11th Doctors Purple Coat

Ah. So now we know that it's not just a white shirt he wears. The color can change. Whole new set of possibilities!

Skyhawk1
Skyhawk1

Clara wearing purple. A nod to the 11th Doctor perhaps?

Temporal_Tomato
Temporal_Tomato

I'm fairly confident Peter Capaldi is rummaging through my wardrobe... XD

Polyphase
Polyphase

It would be good to see the Nestene done well again and by the looks of those extras it's just gotta be the 80's :)

Oncoming_Badger
Oncoming_Badger

This episode looks suave as, Jenna Coleman in a suit is gonna give me those dreams again. Plus she looks like she is standing in front of Robert De Niro...

WHO IS WHAT
WHO IS WHAT

I'm so happy they are filming in this part of Cardiff more again like in the RTD era :D I really love episodes in this area ^-^ especially the one in season when that slitheen returns! Oh, and yeah, I haven't been here much... haha... I'm back :D !!


twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

No Danny Pink in these pictures. Does that mean he won't be entering the TARDIS until a later episode or is he just not in these scenes?

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

My guess is that the story will have something to do with Clara wearing pants, which upsets the balance of the universe and begins ripping apart time and space, and it's up to the Doctor to save the day.

Anthony Retondo
Anthony Retondo

DWTV, would it be possible to put, in parentheses, the episode a writer did when you mention their name? Unfortunately I'm not a hardcore enough fan to know every episode Thompson wrote and I would love to get an idea of what to expect to raise my hype :)

The8thDoctor
The8thDoctor

Judging by the outfits of the extras this episode is set in the near future

Mr 11
Mr 11

They're going back to the Millennium Centre aka just next to the entrance of old Torchwood!

JFrance
JFrance

I don't know whats going on in those pictures but it looks interesting.  

Tardis Stowaway
Tardis Stowaway

Great to see Cardiff onscreen again - perhaps we're getting a few nods back to the RTD era in episodes 4 and 5, with the SB6 orange spacesuit and now this location, as well as the almost certain reference to it being Torchwood's old base (come on, there's gotta be a throwaway line at least in there!)

PrerogativeOfATimeLord
PrerogativeOfATimeLord

Looks cool; robots in suits.


Suits make everything cool. Even, and especially, evil.

PimpMyTARDIS
PimpMyTARDIS

This style of outfit really suits Capaldi especially with the black shirt we can see. Not to out there as we've seen with the last two doctors

Lemonhead118
Lemonhead118

Wonder if this is set in the future, maybe...

Huknar
Huknar

The Doctor really does look fabulous, though he does rather blend in.

Chronos the Fannibal
Chronos the Fannibal

Could the hub have been rebuilt and salvaged for it's tech and stuff by the government? maybe UNIT using the same place for their own base?

JustinHall2
JustinHall2

It seems to me like Capaldi's costume is tweaked every episode

PK-S
PK-S

Coo, this all looks exciting and thoroughly intriguing!

floppy_who
floppy_who

Ah...Cardiff bay. Maybe the Doctor and Clara plan to visit the Doctor Who Experience just around the corner? Or perhaps pay a visit to the Diner that was used in the Impossible Astronaut? Or maybe even pay their respects at the Ianto Jones memorial wall ( that freaked me out a little when I saw that for the first time...!)

MowTheFrontLawn
MowTheFrontLawn

@twoheartsonemind  Moffat's mentioned that Clara will be struggling to keep her life with the Doctor a secret, so maybe Danny Pink will slowly figure out something weird's going on before finally learning her secret later in the series.

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

Good idea. He wrote "Curse of the Black Spot" and "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS".

Anthony Retondo
Anthony Retondo

Oh unless of course they haven't written for the series yet :)

Brainlock
Brainlock

@Petrolheaded Wholockian I was thinking some sort of Cybernetic implant/"upgrade", but now I'm thinking it MAY just be some digital mask marker that will be replacing the actor's face with a CGI alien face?

Brainlock
Brainlock

@Lemonhead118 Extras are retro 80s style.

Alternate timeline? Pete's World (re: cyber-implants)? or just another "alien" world with similar development to Earth?

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

Maybe that's the aim with his new costume. Not sure how I'd feel if it was, but we'll see.

Tardis Stowaway
Tardis Stowaway

@floppy_who It'd be a great and intentional nod to the Experience if a shot showed the building in the distant background :D

Richy Woo
Richy Woo

isn't the perception filter hidden entrance to the torchwood base just to their left?.

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

And he writes for Sherlock to of that means anything to you.