Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blogtor Who Guide to Doctor Who Series 8


Included here, for your delectation, is a round~up of all the news and info on Doctor Who Series 8. Please note, NO plot spoilers will be included here. This page will be updated as and when stuff happens!
LAST UPDATE: April 18

• Filming has begun! First official promo pic of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman HERE.

• First promo pic of Peter Capaldi in his new costume HERE.

• Series 8 stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, and will start airing sometime in August/September 2014. There will be no split according to current showrunner Steven Moffat. There will be 12 episodes.

• Series 8 will see the introduction of recurring character Danny Pink, played by Samuel Anderson. First pic and details HERE.

• Team Vastra (Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey and Catrin Stewart) will return for at least one story, using sonic devices designed by winners of a Blue Peter competition. Watch the winning entries HERE. They are involved in the first episode to be filmed in 2014 (which will also be the first to air).

• Producer Brian Minchin talks about Series 8 HERE.

• Writers include: Steven Moffat (The Girl in the Fireplace, Night of the Doctor), Phil Ford (The Waters of Mars), Steve Thompson (Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS), Mark Gatiss (Night Terrors, The Unquiet Dead), Gareth Roberts (The Lodger, Closing Time). and possibly Neil Cross (Hide, The Rings of Akhaten).

• Directors include: Ben Wheatley (Sightseers) for Block One - the first two episodes to be filmed; Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who: Cold War) for Block Two; Paul Murphy (Wizards Vs Aliens: The Thirteenth Floor) who will be helming Block Three; and Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Da Vinci's Demons).

Murray Gold returns as the show's composer.

• Writer Chris Chibnall (Dinosaurs On A Spaceship, The Power of Three) would like to write for Doctor Who Series 8, see HERE. As would The Thick of It creator Armando Ianucci, see HERE.

Alex Kingston has hinted at a return.

• Clockwork Droids, first seen in The Girl in the Fireplace, are set for a return as are The Daleks.

• Steven Moffat chats about Capaldi as the Time Lord: "fiercer, madder, less reliable Doctor." Read more HERE.

• Filming pics have revealed a new alien - see HERE.

More pics HERE
EPISODE 1
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Currently filming (as of Jan 7) and sees the return of Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Features scenes in their own era.
Collection of pics from filming HERE.
More pics of Capaldi filming HERE.
Pictures of Capaldi and Jenna Coleman filming HERE and HERE.

EPISODE 2
Written by Phil Ford
Directed by Ben Wheatley
This episode has been completed (as of Feb).

EPISODE 3
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy
Stars: Ben Miller (Primeval) Tom Riley (St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold), Trevor Cooper (Revelation of the Daleks), Ian Hallard (An Adventure In Space & Time) and Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Game of Thrones) amongst others. Hallard is playing a character called "Alan-a-dale" - possible Robin Hood themed ep? Currently filming (April 14).

Check out a gallery of pics HERE and HERE.

EPISODE 4
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Filming began on this in Feb. Starring Robert Goodman (Game of Thrones).

EPISODE 5
Written by Steve Thompson
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Starring Keeley Hawes (Ms Delphox), Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch), and Pippa Bennett-Warner (Death in Paradise) join the cast. Filming began on this in Feb. See a picture of Keeley Hawes as Ms Delphox HERE. See some filming pics HERE. Hawes talks about filming HERE.

EPISODE 6
Written by Gareth Roberts 
Directed by Paul Murphy
Stars Nigel Betts (Emmerdale), and Jimmy Vee (Voyage of the Damned) amongst others. Finished filming on April 12.
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1 comment:

Lucas W said...

Clockwork droids? That's... Interesting.