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August 18th, 2014 85 comments

Doctor Who New Series: All the Episode Titles

Doctor Who New Series: All the Episode Titles

From the official site…

The BBC have officially confirmed all the episode titles and writers for the new series of Doctor Who which begins on Saturday at 7.50pm on BBC One…

Episode 1: Deep Breath.
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley

Episode 2: Into The Dalek
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.

Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 4: Listen
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas MacKinnon

Episode 5: Time Heist
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas MacKinnon

Episode 6: The Caretaker
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 7: Kill The Moon
Written by Peter Harness
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 9: Flatline
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Douglas MacKinnon

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Directed by Sheree Folkson

Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Rachel Talalay


85 comments

  • Anonymous

    August 21st, 2014 - 9:13pm

    Here are other official story synopsis for the episodes of Series 8…

    Ep.4 – Listen
    What happens when the Doctor is alone pacing the TARDIS by candlelight, poking the shadows with a stick, listening for a footfall among all those endless, empty rooms? What scares the grand old man of space and time? What horrors lurk under his bed?

    Ghosts of the past and future crowd into the lives of the Doctor and Clara: a terrified caretaker in a children’s home, the last man standing in the universe, and a certain little boy who doesn’t want to join the army

    Ep.5 – Time Heist
    The Bank of Karabraxos is the deadliest bank in the cosmos, only a fool or a genius would attempt to rob it. Fortunately for the Doctor, he is both
    with the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and a cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara fight their way past the most dangerous security system ever devised. But nothing the Doctor has encountered can prepare them for the Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt

    Ep.6 – The Caretaker
    Clara has it all under control: her life at school, her life in space, her new boyfriend and her mad old Time Lord. Everything is humming along just fine, so long as everybody never actually meets.

    And then, one morning, just before assembly, Coal Hill School welcomes a new relief caretaker with a Scottish accent.

    With Clara’s world about to explode around her, terrifying events near the school make it clear that the rest of the world is about to do the same. The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet

    Ep.7 – Kill The Moon
    In the near future, the Doctor and Clara arrive on a decrepit shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crashing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of eviscerated corpses, spider-like creatures scuttling in the dark, and a terrible dilemma.

    When Clara turns to the Doctor for help she gets the shock of her life. Is the man she has trusted so long really a hero after all? Is he even her friend?

    Ep.8 – Mummy on the Orient Express
    Aboard the most beautiful train in history speeding along the stars of the future, a legend is stalking the passengers. Once you see the Mummy, you have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve.

    As the Doctor races against the clock to defeat this mythical foe, Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless and finally realises she has made the right decision.

    Because this is their last adventure: it’s time to say goodbye to the Time Lord

    Ep.9 – Flatline
    Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when the walls are no protection?

    With people to save and no madman in a box to help, Clara goes against an enemy that exists far beyond normal human perception

    Ep.10 – In the Forest of the Night
    One morning in London, and every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: the trees have moved back in. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth, an impossible stranglehold of vegetation, The Doctor soon realises that the final days of humanity have arrived…

    Ep.11 – Dark Water
    You betrayed me. You betrayed my trust, our friendship, and everything I’ve ever stood for. You let me down.

    In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre round the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming before him.
    Death is not the end, promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W but as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was

    Ep.12 – Death in Heaven
    The Earth has been invaded by Cybermen, will the combined forces of the Doctor, Clara and UNIT be enough to prevent the end of the world?

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    • The Doctor

      September 16th, 2014 - 8:50pm

      Have you Got Any Good Ideas For The Next Series?
      Please Reply If You Have.
      PS: Include Ideas In The Reply.
      Thanks!

  • THE ERGON

    August 21st, 2014 - 6:01pm

    Not so sure about the time heist alien with the phallic protrubrances on its face. Remember the vervoid head designs. Might invoke a few giggles.

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  • Jason Wright

    August 21st, 2014 - 9:11am

    I’m Looking forward to Episode 2 Into The Dalek and the Title sounds scary Just what Doctor Who Needs a Scary Title Brillient.

    Exterminate

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    August 20th, 2014 - 2:53pm

    they all sound quite classicy

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  • PedroPete

    August 20th, 2014 - 1:47pm

    Kill the Moon sounds good!

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  • dan23uk

    August 20th, 2014 - 12:57pm

    Ep9 flatline. Iv search youtube & Tardis data core site and theres & some classic doctor who ep where tardis shrinks Get smaller/or dimensional circuit is tampered with.

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  • dan23uk

    August 20th, 2014 - 11:11am

    Coz of episodes 3 I searched robotic knights on youtube &
    Tardis data core site.

    “classic doctor who 3rd doctor episodes time warrior
    A Sontaran built robotic knights for a king.”

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  • obey the whispermen

    August 19th, 2014 - 6:26pm

    On twitter Jamie Mathieson said something about episode 9 (Flatline) He said ‘Found out last night :a monster from one of my doctor who episodes was officially deemed ‘too scary’ to go in the series 8 trailer.

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    • DWISTHEBESTSHOWEVER100

      August 20th, 2014 - 12:52pm

      Great I love scary monsters

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    August 19th, 2014 - 2:08pm

    Episode 1: Deep Breath 10/10

    Episode 2: Into the Dalek 10/10

    Episode 3: Robots of Sherwood 8/10

    Episode 4: Listen 9/10

    Episode 5: Time Heist 10/10

    Episode 6: The Caretaker 6/10

    Episode 7: Kill The Moon 8/10

    Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express 9/10

    Episode 9: Flatline 10/10

    Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night 9/10

    Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven 10/10

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    • The Werewolf

      August 19th, 2014 - 8:23pm

      I assume you’re rating the titles and not the episodes?

    • Anonymous

      August 20th, 2014 - 10:20am

      Well he can’t of seen them unless hes from the future

  • Fiona Ting

    August 19th, 2014 - 1:03pm

    I think all episode is perfect for this series 8 and I am happy to watch it this saturday

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  • Doctor, 13th

    August 19th, 2014 - 11:41am

    I’m looking forward to:
    Deep Breath
    Into the Dalek
    Robots of Sherwood
    Listen (Only because of Moffat though)
    The Caretaker
    Kill the Moon
    Dark Water/ Death in Haven

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    • Doctor, 13th

      August 19th, 2014 - 11:42am

      And maybe Mummy on the Orient Express. But I’m excited for them all.

  • Anonymous

    August 19th, 2014 - 8:30am

    Wasn’t The Mummy On The Orient Express mentioned at the end of the Series 5 Finale where the Eleventh Doctor got that telephone call?

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    • the astronaut of death

      August 19th, 2014 - 9:34am

      Yes

    • Dalek The Supreme

      August 21st, 2014 - 4:29am

      I suppose it is true that the Twelfth Doctor will be going back and fixing past mistakes.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 19th, 2014 - 4:40am

    Into the Dalek is the one interesting me the most, though I’m very happy to see a two-parter for the first time in three years! 😀

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  • Doctor Stu

    August 18th, 2014 - 11:46pm

    They all sound good but I hope Strax is a little bit more serious this series because the sontarans were a powerful species that in series 4 choked the whole planet and now its just Strax telling cringy grenade jokes….it would be good to see a sontaran story line where strax’s alliegence is tested though.

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  • the astronaut of death

    August 18th, 2014 - 11:35pm

    Wow moffats writing alot

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  • The Other

    August 18th, 2014 - 10:56pm

    My faves are:
    Deep Breath
    Robot of Sherwood
    Listen
    Flatline
    Dark Water/Death in Heaven

    They all sound like really interesting episodes based on the titles!

    Not sure about “Kill The Moon” though
    still, I’m sure it’ll make sense after seeing the episode though!

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    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:00pm

      I’m also glad to have a two part finale too, since I always felt it added an extra element of grandness to the finale, not to mention that it gives more time to build up a good story without being rushed, and leaves everyone more excited for the last episode (part 2)

    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:03pm

      Also, “The Caretaker” sounds like another good episode
      I’m assuming the titular Caretaker is The Doctor, since he’s used that alias before, but you never know!

  • DWISTHEBESTSHOWEVER100

    August 18th, 2014 - 10:18pm

    I’m looking forward to Deep Breath,Robots Of Sherwood,Listen and Flatline. Mainly Flatline because Steven Moffat as said its a proper horror story and I like those.

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  • Lea

    August 18th, 2014 - 8:28pm

    I’m disapionted that they have only one 2 part story

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    • the astronaut of death

      August 18th, 2014 - 8:46pm

      I’m thank full we have not had a two partner in ages

    • Anonymous

      August 20th, 2014 - 6:57am

      There has not been a two-parter for Doctor Who since The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.

  • DALEKSKITTLES

    August 18th, 2014 - 8:15pm

    Here’s my theory on “into the dalek”
    The lobe reble ship being hunted and chased by the daleks is carrying a dalek prisoner, the doctor lands on the reble ship and decides to help them, the only way he can get to the daleks is through the dalek! Using codes he still has from Clara (dalek Clara) from asylum of the daleks he hacks into the daleks telepathy path web and him and Clara go into the daleks mind….revealing directs etc…but also the biggest dalek secret.. How to turn them good, using the dalek he can turn them good, but must ask himself, he dosnt know if he’s a good man yet, so what right does he have to turn the daleks good. Danny pink may go with them as he could be a reble on the ship and ends up being a companion 🙂
    Just my theory ! 🙂

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    • DALEKSKITTLES

      August 18th, 2014 - 8:17pm

      *lone reble….sorry if anymore spelling errors!!

    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 10:49pm

      Interesting theory!
      But it’s been confirmed that Danny Pink is a teacher from Coal Hill School

      From preview clips The Dalek seems to be asking for help, and so I think it is a good, but damaged Dalek, and by going inside it (through use of a shrink ray – ala Fantastic Voyage) they fix it, but also find a means to turn the rest of The Daleks good, but The Doctor questions whether it is ethical to change the morality of a whole species, and whether he himself is a good man

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:05pm

      I don’t see how they can do the whole shrink ray thing, but would be intresting to see of they do it 🙂 if it’s it’s his first time in the tardis…daleks ouch bad first time 😛

    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:06pm

      Although when I say good Dalek I really mean ‘good Dalek’ since you can NEVER trust a Dalek

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:08pm

      I wanna know how it got damaged either a off screen war? Time war?? Or a dalek from trenzalor that survived the doctors regeneration !

    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:09pm

      Things similar to shrink rays have been done before in Who
      There was a shrink ray in “The Armaggedon Factor”, and minature clones in “The Invisible Enemy”

    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:10pm

      Or perhaps a battle with the rebel ship?

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:13pm

      Could be! 🙂 perhaps it’s a prisoner of the rebel ship and the daleks must destroy the only good dalek as it goes against the whole dalek race!!

    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:14pm

      My 11:09 post was replying to your 11:05 post, and my 11:10 post was replying to your 11:08 post
      Bit confusing looking at our posts!
      🙂

    • The Other

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:16pm

      Would explain why what seems to be multiple ships are so interested in one rebel ship!

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      August 18th, 2014 - 11:18pm

      I know right lol ! I really hope this episode isn’t a repeat of asylum! I liked the idea of asylum just I didn’t think it was pulled off very well :/ apparently this episode shows a very darker side to the daleks!! It’s was described as “a gritty dalek episode where they get nasty”

    • lepter

      August 20th, 2014 - 11:15pm

      maybe its one of the human factor daleks from the classic missing story….evil of the daleks. If its a good dalek…..and phil morris could have found the story in his african search. Web of fear referenced in the snowman? History repeating itself? who knows.

  • Doyouhearthem?

    August 18th, 2014 - 8:08pm

    Methinks Moffat knows how to run a show. With three magnificent series under his belt as well as the greatest piece of drama ever written, every inch of everything we know reeks of magnificence.
    I’m excited.
    Can you tell?

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    • Handbot10

      August 18th, 2014 - 10:15pm

      Moffat doesn’t run Doctor Who, he IS Doctor Who

  • dalek 105

    August 18th, 2014 - 5:31pm

    CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!

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    • Robot Of Sherwood

      August 18th, 2014 - 6:13pm

      well I think episode three is gonna be a blast cause I love the idea of a medial time and the robot looks super cool… also I love the into a dalek episode cause daleks are back and I hope it is gonna be better than all the other dalek stories anyway I think all these stories are great buy my fave has to be robot of Sherwood…

  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    August 18th, 2014 - 4:06pm

    Only 12 episodes? It’s not a problem but I wonder why they cut the series by one episode?

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    • Darren

      August 18th, 2014 - 4:23pm

      Well seeing episode one is feature length and nearly the length of two episodes maybe that’s why its been cut by one episode than normal, although we won’t know if the cut down is BBC driven till we know how many episodes series 9 will be

    • Just a random guy passing by

      August 18th, 2014 - 5:25pm

      Maybe because of the Easter special

    • The Cyber Squirrel

      August 18th, 2014 - 7:21pm

      What Easter Special?

    • 100,000BC

      August 18th, 2014 - 8:20pm

      Production time for episode 1 would be around 2 episodes worth, but Moffat thinks that you should only have 2 parters if the episode changes direction in part 2. Therefore it is one episode nearly the length of two (and I wouldn’t be surprised if the final 2-parter was a little longer than 45 minutes too) so they are pretty much doing the same amount.

    • Anonymous

      August 19th, 2014 - 8:27am

      The Christmas will be Episode 13

  • Rebel Time Lord

    August 18th, 2014 - 3:08pm

    These sound cool

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  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    August 18th, 2014 - 2:57pm

    Not the most exciting titles, but then again, we are heading into darkness now with Doctor Who.

    Reply
  • Still not ginger

    August 18th, 2014 - 1:24pm

    Booboo do you think they will release those movie style posters for the episodes?

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    • booboo

      August 18th, 2014 - 1:27pm

      no sign of any but there are hardly any promo images out there

      all the TV mags are put tomorrow maybe then

  • ryan0ry

    August 18th, 2014 - 1:06pm

    Moffat is involved in writing seven of the episodes, its interesting that he’s co-writing with other writers.

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  • Professor When

    August 18th, 2014 - 1:00pm

    “Death in heaven…”
    It would be interesting if they discuss the afterlife in that one, as it would contradict statements about death in Torchwood. Unless Time Lords percieve nothingness in a different way to Human Beings, perhaps?

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    • Anonymous

      August 18th, 2014 - 2:37pm

      I will bet that “Heaven” is the name of a place/planet and not the mythical Christian place.

    • Professor When

      August 18th, 2014 - 10:38pm

      Good point. Not to get all spiritual and stuff, but I do believe in an Afterlife; not a christian one, just a sort of happy place that I probably only believe in to deal with the inevitability of death… I just don’t think it would really work in the world of Doctor Who. Doctor Who is about accepting change, and an afterlife model goes against that, and is more at home in series such as Harry Potter. But then again, I also thought that Matt Smith wouldn’t work as a Doctor, and I was very wrong indeed….

      I love the idea of a planet though,that could sprout all sorts of cool ideas and visuals. 😀

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      August 19th, 2014 - 1:58pm

      “How can a town be called Christmas?”
      “How can an island be called Easter?!”

      just saying…

  • timelord327

    August 18th, 2014 - 12:19pm

    Finally! A 2 parter finale!

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    August 18th, 2014 - 12:14pm

    They all sound really intriguing

    Reply
  • matt9982

    August 18th, 2014 - 12:04pm

    Cool 🙂

    Reply

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