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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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  • The Other

    August 24th, 2014 - 12:13am

    My first reply there vanished, so I reposted, delete one if you want!

  • The Other

    August 24th, 2014 - 12:12am

    Actually this version of the theme has a bass line far closer to the original 1963 one than Matt Smiths’ barely recognisable version…


    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:58pm

    like i said at the end of the time of the doctor, his intro was too much like matt smiths entrance, confused and erratic.

  • 47

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:57pm

    Hated the innuendo, completely pointless. Why ? The dinosaur was a very tenious story thread,at best. After the pathetic buffooning around of Matt Smith’s Doctor, which blighted that era, and that shown in this Post Regeneration story, perhaps this sort of thing will now become a thing of the past. Peter Capaldi is a fantastic actor, I hope, as his Doctor progresses. we can continue to see some weight, gravitas and authority back into proceedings. As an episode, it wasn’t too bad. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

  • Anonymous

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:48pm

    Well Capaldi did say it will take around Episode 6 and 7 until we get to know his Doctor

  • Anonymous

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:38pm

    Agree , /started silly and juvenile , got better but still very average start . Also I struggled at times with peters accent…

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:30pm

    Deep Breath has become my favourite series opener to date.

    Peter Capaldi has proven to me that he is simply a fantastic Doctor, and I’m sure he’s got lots more to show. The clockwork creatures (Im still not 100%, were they the Clockwork Droids from the 10th Doctor era? I’m sure they were) were great and scary as well too. Loved the newspaper scene with Clara and Strax 10/10

  • jo johnston

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:30pm

    I love, love, love Mr Capaldi. We’re back to the more “mature” and crabby Doctor of my youth and he’s fabulous anyway. I thought the episode was silly though and a bit disappointing but there were flashes of brilliance. It may be I was a little too excited about the first episode so had set myself up for disappointment. True fans will stick with it. Well done Mr C

  • simon w

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:29pm

    Brillient, Calpaldi good will take time to grow on me, Theme good, But the intro not to keen on it but it might grow on me only time will tell

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:28pm

    Or did he?
    The Half-Faced Man might have jumped, that’s why it was kept ambiguous…

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:26pm

    Whoops that last comment was meant for above!

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:25pm

    Or did he?
    The Half-faced Man might have jumped, that was the point of keeping it ambiguous…

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:22pm

    Actually this verion of the theme has a bass line far closer to the original 1963 one than Matt Smiths’ barely recognisable variant

  • the astronaut of death

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:19pm

    The doctor murdered some one

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:17pm

    I thought the age thing was well written, and put fangirls (and boys) firmly in their place, without becoming distracting

  • Phil777

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:15pm

    Music: I love cats, but they can’t sing. It hurt my ears.
    Story: Victorian Britain …again…we are not amused.

    The Doctor: …let the dice roll, see what turns up.

    A view: initial disappointment, wait until next season for a better feel and theme music.

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:14pm


    A brilliant and fantastically different, yet familiar, Doctor
    Very well acted

    Everyone else:
    All amazing, well done!

    Well written all round, and with a slower, less crammed, yet still exciting pace – much more like the classic series
    A nice transision from 11 slapstick to a new, much darker tone (which is great)


  • It’s daymon not demun

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:09pm

    What was the 5 minute dvd trailer for in the cinemas

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:07pm

    I Loved this ep!
    Amazing start to Capaldi’s tenure!!!


    Title sequence and theme:
    Brilliant! I see I’m alone in thinking this, but I don’t care –
    The theme finally got back the original 1963 bassline with a nice twist, unlike the barely recognisable Matt Smith theme
    And the title sequence was fresh and original, compared to endless versions of the time vortex that went before

  • Not Happy

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:05pm

    No, no, no, no…….as much as I wanted to like Capaldi he was just awful. His acting was terrible as though he was trying too hard to be liked. Matt Smith is the best doctor and Moffatt needs to persuade him to come back or the show is going down the drain. Gutted.

  • Some bloke

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:03pm

    but yes, the show itself was OUTSTANDING. Just pure brilliance!! As I read Steven Moffat say in DWM, I did notice the little hark backs to ‘Robot’ which I liked and the little bit at the end which was like 9 and Rose talking about chips, loved it. The pace was different as well, obviously down to the longer length of the episode, much more drawn out which I loved and it had time for each character to breathe and expand on their feelings on this ‘new doctor’.

  • Some bloke

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:00pm

    I’m not overly keen on the new title sequence or title music… I hope that over time it will grow on me. I think it’s far TOO different to Matt’s last title sequence, and although I know that it’s all about change and moving forward, I feel like they hit the nail on the head with the last one… it was the best titles and music of the 21st century series by a long shot 🙂

  • The Other

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:59pm

    I know, it all fits…

    let’s just say: “Spoilers!”

  • Imlookingforthedoctor

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:58pm

    Absolutely brilliant! What an outstanding start to Capaldi’s era, He kept the Scottish accent, he was hilarious and so many Easter egg’s. It was absolute brilliant to see a small part that included Matt. I thought it was outstanding.. So much complexity in time travel, there’s a plethora of things that you can do in that show. for a 56 year old man, he’s very energetic. Can’t wait for Episode 2 Into The Dalek!

  • elaine

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:57pm

    I have seen every episode of Dr Who. I love it but I am so disappointed in this . Of course I will keep watching but …

  • Davros

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:42pm

    They haven’t aired that alternative episode yet ….

  • Jeff Taylor

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:42pm

    Thought it was a very childish start, though perhaps children wouldn’t get the innuendo. The end was better & hopefully it’ll get a bit darker with the new doctor as time passes. Why didn’t the Beeb keep the original concept intro by Billy Hanshaw, far superior to the messed around version. Ditch it & run with original, you’ve got time before next week.

  • Kobi

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:37pm

    Deep breath ,after all the hype and the long wait finally it’s here, what a disappointment , Victorian London that old chestnut ! All the computer graphics in the world and we get old smokey again . Please give us some decent futuristic settings I’m fed up with the same old same old locations .

  • jumpywizarx

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:35pm

    I didn’t like the opening sequence, the tardis looked liked it had been added as an after thought. PC looks like he going to bring a new dimension but the episode felt like we kept being told its the same old doctor just a new face and its all going to be ok so don’t complain just yet, or was that just me? Great to see Matt Smith stole the show for me. Looking forward to seeing how the story goes

  • Mike

    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:30pm

    Mediocre, confused and slow. A pedestrian pace and a hard sell on the age thing. Put the Lizard in the Tardis she kicks ass.

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