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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.

Available to order now from the following retailers…

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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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  • the astronaut of death

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:28pm

    what did you think of it booboo?

  • the astronaut of death

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:28pm

    did we watch the same thing?

  • Jacob wade

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:27pm

    It was unbelievably disappointing, I’d rather watch an hour of coronation street than this complete and utter dross. By far the worst doctor and the backdrop was completely fake, for example when the doctor was on the roof of the Victorian house after climbing out the window it felt I was staring at a play group painting. 1 hour and 20 minutes of my life I will never get back.

  • the astronaut of death

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:25pm

    I have never laughed so much to a doctor who episode

  • 14thDoctor

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:25pm

    It was amazing and is so much better and darker can’t wait for next weeks

  • the doctor

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:24pm

    u son of a B£$%H

  • spinetingler

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:22pm

    As someone who’s (!) been watching since Pertwee, I thought he was excellent. The first episode has historically been about a slightly disoriented/disjointed Doctor – it always took a few episodes to zero in on his new personality. Capaldi brings a new gravitas to the part that, frankly, Smith could not dream of pulling off (not to knock Smith, who was very good even with the burden of following Tennant). He also exhibits a more sly, low-key sense of humor, though occasionally it’s difficult to pull some of that out of that Scottish accent – I’ll need to start using subtitles. Well-done BBC.

  • the astronaut of death

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:22pm

    moffats back!

    this was a great introduction to the twelfth doctor I loved it all I found the title sequence amazing and very different and when the 11th doctor came in was amazing! and that end was awesome and strange it will probably go into the finali

  • Sjcjcl

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:22pm

    Have not laughed so much in a dr who for a long time – enjoyable though rather spooked by my son guessing each plot turn ahead of it coming! Hope the lady at the end doesn’t involve long complicated story arc that culminates in end of series let down. First episode and the new doctor top marks!

  • The Real McCoy

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:20pm

    Just amazing! Best opening episode yet. Capaldi is amazing!! 10000000000/10

  • Sarah

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:20pm

    Well that was amazing, brilliant, awesome, and lots of other fantastic adjectives I can’t even think of! Peter Capaldi was absolutely captivating, intense, and dare I say it….rather dashing! I thought David Tennant was my favourite Doctor, then I thought Matt Smith was my favourite Doctor – now i’m not too sure! Can’t wait for next week.

  • Doyouhearthem?

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:18pm

    I feel…

    Like the heart of the show has regenerated me.

    It’s phenomenal what the show does for us, isn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:16pm

    Yeah.epple are going to hate me for this, but it wasn’t that good.

  • Obeythewhispermen

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:15pm


  • tomtom262

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:14pm

    This episode is one of my favourite opening episodes ever but I didn’t like the new music

  • Michael

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:14pm

    Fantastic. Kudos Steven Moffat. Funny and Scottish.

  • Ryan tempest

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:13pm

    OMG freaking amazing can’t believe all the references to other episodes!

  • the fez

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:13pm

    Great when matt smith came back

  • Steve Jarvis

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:13pm

    Moffat, you have gone too far!!! You have pushed your luck!!! Other similes and metaphors and rambling commentary, but in short… EXCELLENT!!!

  • The Silent Silent

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:12pm


  • CYBERMEN97000

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:12pm

    Pretty damn good,great writing – Blake

  • 11matt

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:12pm

    brilliant my favourite opener and I think he will become one of my favourite doctor’s


    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:11pm

    Wow, Just fantastic. Brilliant. So, so pleased. Well done, everyone.

  • The Silent Silent

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:11pm




  • the council of time lords

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:11pm

    Omg awesome cant wait for next week

  • Rebel Time Lord

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:11pm

    I could scream so fantastic !!!!

  • Kiek

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:11pm

    Just amazing. I love the new doctor!

  • the eternal doctor

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:11pm

    Awesome so funny not my favorite doctor my 3 faviroute at the moment

  • James Halho

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:10pm

    Sooooo cool!

    Can’t wait for next week!

  • T4RD1S

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:08pm


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