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Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster

river-spoiler-journalFilming on Doctor Who’s Series 8 finale is continuing today and a couple of returning characters and a monster have been spotted.

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DrKnockers05
DrKnockers05

Couldn't be happier about this. I get some people think they're being overused but seeing as I'm a huge fan of those silver terrors, I'm over the moon for this :D

I'm sort of hoping it's just them in the final episodes. We haven't seen a Cyberman-ONLY finale in the new series yet which I think would be a welcome change from a Dalek finale or a Master finale. Don't get me wrong. I love the aforementioned villains. But I think it's about time the Cybermen got their day in the finale sun by themselves ;D

Strontium
Strontium

Oooh! So excited. Reminds me of Doomsday, just that picture of the Cybermen on the street!! Maybe that cyber-head is the one from Dalek! :D

LeeBeing
LeeBeing

'St.Paul's Exterior' - this is definitely linked to The Invasion.

LeeBeing
LeeBeing

And, then Peter Capaldi regenerates....

He better bloody not!

mrpaddy1984
mrpaddy1984

This is probably totally off, but I notice 2 things.

1. Clara doesn't appear to be in any of these photos.

2. The episode before it is the hush hush one we know nothing about. It's being filmed last.

The finale, from the title and the props, and the character names, seems to deal with themes of death and the afterlife. Clara missing. Big secret episode beforehand. Moffat known for killing and unkilling characters. Including Clara, twice.

Just a thought.

BlakeAdamMcWilliams
BlakeAdamMcWilliams

The Doctor is not regenerating he is more than likely still suffering through the effects of the 11th's regeneration they would not show something like that so soon.....come on people.

TheNameOfTheDoctor
TheNameOfTheDoctor

I really hope that the Cybermen are actually good in this episode and right at the end it turns out they are controlled by the Master :P Also, will we ever see the new Cybermen wiping out the old cyber? Didn't Moffat mention this at some point, anyone? :)

Whogasms
Whogasms

Maybe all of the invasions of earth are happening at the same time. The broken classic cyberhead, is from The Invasion. and the most iconic scene from there is at St Pauls, as it says on the script.  The script also says Inform geneva. In the Tenth Planet, they say Get me geneva. I can't wait!

The Theories in these comments are fantastic!

Moffat's use of cybermen has been limited but amazing so far. I hope we get a good story out of them!




ilyootha
ilyootha

I'm just going to leave this here...

"The Woman in the Shop" 

The Alien Hunter
The Alien Hunter

Do you think the gate keeper looks a little like Mary Poppins?

craig33
craig33

Osgood is also referencing Tennant as well as Smith. Anyone noticed?

80's cybermen rule.

Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas

The script says "KATE LETHB...", so, she has no longer dropped the Lethbridge? 

doctorwho99
doctorwho99

Is this the finale then? If it is i am expecting a good cyberman story wich i dont think the new series has acomplished yet.

rajhoul
rajhoul

What ever happened to days when Doctor Who had the budget to film in other locations like they did in Utah ?

sontaran17
sontaran17

I love the idea people are throwing around - The Dead being converted into cyber men! Think how brilliant and scary Cyber men emerging from the graves in a dark and spooky graveyard would be? 

VictorWong1
VictorWong1

You know what would be cool to see in this series? Cybermen dancing, in sync, to "Hooked on a Feeling."

rajhoul
rajhoul

the director is rachel talalay


ilyootha
ilyootha

Having taken another look, I noticed that while the Gatekeeper was talking to the Doctor, one of the UNIT soldier stunned her, which was what caused the Doctor to protest and eventually get stunned as well. I can't make out what he yells at that moment, but it sounds like "let me turn away!" or something, probably "let me tell her where!" or "let her tell the way!". So it looks like UNIT had to end their conversation before something important was revealed by either character...


He also seems to be yelling "Clara!" as he falls, and I sincerely hope it's just him calling for help, not him being worried about some bad news the Gatekeeper might have told him!

AlexandraShepiro
AlexandraShepiro

Always cool to see Osgood and Kate!

Is that Handles Mk 2??

The Doctor Collapsing like that..Are we going to see a regeneration????

Love seeing the 80's Style Cyberman Helmet! That is a big time Squeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





PK-S
PK-S

1) Kate's shoes are hugely inappropriate for Cyberman-bashing. 2) It's all kicking off outside the bridal salon.

Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

I'm loving Osgood more and more, the bow tie is a beautiful tribute to Matt so soon after his departure :') THANK YOU costume designers.

BrIdGeWoOd4Be
BrIdGeWoOd4Be

To me, it very much looks like Series 8 will reference themes from Season 1 and Season 12 of Classic Who.

Polyphase
Polyphase

A bow tie and red converse, She really seems to have a multi Doctor crush :)

NicholasHunter
NicholasHunter

What if Missy is the Guardian of the Nethersphere's disguise? And then the Doctor suspects her of something, maybe killing Clara or helping the Cybermen get to Earth. Then, she whispers to him who she is. He starts yelling about it. Telling Kate to get her restrained.

Kate thinks it's weird that the Cybermen arrive just as he does. Osgood believes him. He is about to leave when Kate gets a guard to restrain him. He whispers in Osgood's ear. He tells her a way to prove the Missy is the Guardian of the Nethersphere (the Netherpshere is considered a myth), who helped the Cybermen to Earth.

DrKnockers05
DrKnockers05

@TheNameOfTheDoctor I hope so! I'd love to see an episode where the old Cybus variant of the Cybermen go against the new ones. Hell, make it an all-out Cyber-war! Bring all of the models into it! :D

ahunter8056
ahunter8056

@rajhoul Doctor Who clearly still has the budget, as evidenced in the big, epic, movie-like scenes in 'The Day Of The Doctor'. Why bother going to film in a foreign country when you can film in Britain?

lelli006
lelli006

@sontaran17 Isn't that an idea that's more or less already been done in the two part rise of the cybermen/age of steel..they kill people and turn them into cybermen..harvesting corpses to me doesn't seem like much of a new idea or new spin on it...and the cybermen invading earth again..seems to be like the third time..hope its more interesting and fresher than that..the nethersphere sounds cool and hopefully more interesting and original..

Joey99
Joey99

Rest in peace. We promise.

Rani Nose
Rani Nose

@VictorWong1 Even better if they danced to "Water Prayer Rasta Mix (Matt the Alien Mix)".



Joey99
Joey99

I think he says "I need her awake".

nathew
nathew

To me it sounded like "there's a better way" or perhaps "another way"

Polyphase
Polyphase

@Seaborn W Deadman And don't forget Davids shoes. I just realised that the 4th Doctor probably stole her scarf in the 50th :)

"It's times like this I wish I still had my scarf." ~The  4th Doctor

Whogasms
Whogasms

@ahunter8056 @rajhoul BBC gave Doctor Who a much bigger budget for the 50th, but they reduced the budget after RTD left. This is why they had to cut confidential, as it cost them £900,000 per episode of confidential. But yeah, your point still stands.

sontaran17
sontaran17

@ahunter8056 @sontaran17 Or maybe they could have laser eyes and "pew pew" through the grave- PEW PEW "Quel Dommage Doctor" PEW PEW ...... too much?

ilyootha
ilyootha

@nathewMakes sense, but I think if he was shouting something like that he would be pronouncing it slower and a bit more angrily. This seemed more like panic to me.