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August 23rd, 2014 240 comments

What Did You Think of Deep Breath?

Now that the highly anticipated first episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…
When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London, he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.

Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him.

Doctor Who Deep Breath DVD/Bluray

The Doctor makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length debut episode of Series 8; Deep Breath. Directed by acclaimed Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.


Containing the feature length first episode from the much anticipated Series 8 of Doctor Who, the BBC One show in which Peter Capaldi was revealed as the Twelfth Doctor, a 10 minute behind the scenes feature and more.

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Series 8 of Doctor Who returns to UK TV screens on 23rd August, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara.

The series is set to open with a feature length episode titled “Deep Breath”.

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  • Harold Saxon

    August 31st, 2014 - 12:23am

    i loved it,was pretty good albeit slower pace! good humour ,strange plot! the doctor was awesome!

  • Blipperey

    August 30th, 2014 - 7:17pm


  • The Surgeon

    August 30th, 2014 - 11:42am

    The music is absolutely horrific! It is actually painful!

  • Kandy man

    August 29th, 2014 - 10:58am

    a character named Missy appeared In Nightmare in Silver, we saw a cyber hand over her face but never actually saw her die?

  • Hector Sandler

    August 29th, 2014 - 9:58am

    Well I get used to it. I always a Dr Who fan then anything else.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 28th, 2014 - 2:54pm

    LOL.Better together with the UK’s Scottish Doctor!

  • philip

    August 28th, 2014 - 1:33am

    I still haven’t seen this new series yet..

    haven’t had time yet.. not being a Time Lord !

    I remember watching the first ever episode with

    William Hartnell as the Dr.. I hope this new Dr returns the show to the original benchmark.

    Good luck to him.. it must be a very hard task..

    being Scottish I hope he also commends unity in the UK as well as space

    Hope Tom Baker as the curator comes along again..

    Who knows.. tapping his nose.. WHO knows

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 27th, 2014 - 6:49pm

    The Doctor’s killed before as with the Sycorax leader and on a much bigger scale if he thought it was for the greater good.The killing of Daleks alone even if given no other choice (because of their nature) would be in the billions and he did wipe out his own people originally before “The Moment” helped point to an alternative.

  • The Other

    August 27th, 2014 - 6:45pm

    Please don’t!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 27th, 2014 - 6:25pm

    Dont think the new titles are meant to even represent the vortex.Its simply literally playing on the fact that the main character is a Timelord/Timespace traveller.

  • Anonymous

    August 27th, 2014 - 1:17pm

    He’s not matt smith

  • SKC

    August 27th, 2014 - 2:45am

    Very disappointing. The Doctor had no energy or wit. Fell flat. Sounded like he was reciting lines. The rest of the cast had the expected energy and bounce. Hope he improves. Been watching for decades.


    August 26th, 2014 - 11:35pm

    thought he was really good, and i hope he gets darker. one of my fave moments with him was when he left clara behind. clara also grew up in this episode, she had some great moments. i think they’ll be good together.

  • Doctordredd67

    August 26th, 2014 - 9:00pm

    Loved the whole show apart from the dreadful new music. Please change the music back!!!!!!!

  • cyberman2

    August 26th, 2014 - 4:22pm

    oh ok thx

  • cyberman2

    August 26th, 2014 - 4:19pm

    @dunks so u are saying that peter capaldi’s and all the other actors acting was bad… *bursts out laughing* 😆

  • cyberman2

    August 26th, 2014 - 4:11pm

    i like him. great addition to the doctors

  • The Other

    August 26th, 2014 - 1:33pm

    I thought he was amazing!
    A fantasticly different and darker Doctor, with brilliantly familiar and humourous tones
    I look forward to his tenure as The Doctor!

  • Exterminator

    August 26th, 2014 - 12:02pm

    Oh and another thing, the spontaneous human combustion deaths should have been shown not just the T. rex. That would’ve given the kids nightmares.

  • dalek eternal

    August 26th, 2014 - 11:54am

    So whats everyone opinion on capaldi? please none of the he’s to old to be the doctor stuff I just want to see genuine opinions from genuine fans. I thought he was brilliant I’ve been excited to see an older doctor again for a while and I loved how he answered clara back I think he has the possibility to be the best doctor yet

  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2014 - 11:05am

    The way I see the clara thing is that she knows and possibly fancies the doctor (11), to her when she thinks of the doctor she thinks of 11, to her he is THE doctor. All the other doctors she’s met she knows are the doctor but she doesn’t necessarily make the link that they are the same person as 11, like she knows they’re the doctor but doesn’t think about them as being the same person, she just thinks of them as different people who need to be saved, like in the 50th she’s meeting three doctors, but she still sees 11 as the doctor (as she says herself) she calls the others the doctor but to her they’re not THE doctor. So when HER doctor regenerates and she’s faced with the fact that these men are all the same person (a fact she’s never needed to really acknowledge) it’s too much for her, the man she loves is gone and is now a man who looks old enough to be her dad and doesn’t even remember her.
    The closest thing I relate it to is James Bond. So many actors have played Bond, we all know they’re meant to be the same person but we don’t really think about them being the same person (that doesn’t make sense, I know lol). We never really think they change, but imagine if half way through a film Bond goes from being played by Daniel Craig to being played by John Hurt, you would be confused and shocked, you’d know it’s the same character yet still find it hard to believe and accept.
    I just sort of believe that’s sort of how you’d act when the person who could well be your boyfriend becomes a grumpy old man, she knows it’s him but just doesn’t want to accept it.
    Sorry for the waffling and complete lack of making sense XD

  • Jason

    August 26th, 2014 - 10:14am

    Peter Capaldi IS the Doctor and I think he’ll be a damn good one!
    However this story was hardly the best start, a bit lacklustre and didn’t really warrant the extra length. Nice dinosaur, though.

    Think Matt Smith appearing in the episode was not a good idea. If viewers are to accept the new Doctor, surely re-visiting the previous one in such a way is just daft.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 25th, 2014 - 11:50pm

    Doctor Who without Daleks is like Torvil without Dean,Laurel without Hardy, Abbot without Costello,Tom without Jerry,Scooby Doo without Shaggy, Morcambe without Wise.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 25th, 2014 - 11:27pm


  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 25th, 2014 - 11:12pm

    Played back recording with volume raised and it sounds to me at a stretch miss ya and the subtitles say miss you. Who or what she is still unclear but wether she is or not an older/future Clara or whatever her action in reactivating the lead robot seems hostile and the seeming slight glow on her face and clenching of her teeth at the end suggests something different about her entirely.Whatever the motivation in apparently giving the established Clara a number to phone the Tardis and the placing of the newspaper advert.

  • Exterminator

    August 25th, 2014 - 11:08pm

    I thought it was a great first episode, I love Capaldi and can’t wait to see more of series 8. Clara was wonderful as were Vastra, strax and Jenny.

    I liked the Blue Peter competition props for the paternoster gang. (Jenny’s gauntlet, Vastra’s hat pin, and Strax’s medical loupe thing.)

    One small error, when the Doctor fell through the tree and lands on the horse, the tree is nowhere to be seen as he gallops out of the courtyard?

    Oh, and I don’t understand why Clara would be so shocked about his older appearance when she has seen and helped every incarnation of the Doctor when she jumped into his time stream. She of all people should’ve known it was the same man.

  • Eternal Dalek

    August 25th, 2014 - 10:57pm

    Perhaps she’s either a version of River Songs or Tassa Lem from Trenzealore?

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    August 25th, 2014 - 10:39pm

    Capaldi is a fantastic actor and was absolutely superb as the doctor and like it or not he’s here to stay for years to come. You really can tell the die hard fans from the casuals because it’s the same tiresome garbage every time a new doctor debuts. The script was nigh on spot on it was funny, dramatic and on occasion shocking especially when the doctor appeared to abandon clara.

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    August 25th, 2014 - 10:23pm

    I agree with everything you said. It was exactly the same negative garbage when matt took over from tennant and as usual these so called ‘fans’ will jump on the bandwagon by the end of the series exactly as they did by the end of series 5 with matt. Pathetic isn’t it.

  • john

    August 25th, 2014 - 9:53pm

    Lets call it 1 aand done. How fan we regenerate the doctor fast!!!!!!!!! It was the worst dr who iv ever seen. The impossible girl needs to do the impossible and get rid of this doctor fast

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