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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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  • cyberman2

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:59am

    Sorry posted this in the wrong bit

  • Tim M

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:57am

    ‘Deep Breath’ was very good indeed. Peter Capaldi looks set to be a terrific Doctor. I’m sure many fans and viewers will have several misgivings about this Doctor, but remember,even Troughton wasn’t that well regarded at first, following on from Hartnell in 1966.
    Jenna Coleman was really great in this episode and put in a very strong performance, one of her best. Plus it’s also welcome to see the Paternoster Gang. All in all a fine opening episode for a brand new Doctor. Even the dinosaur didn’t look that bad.

  • bel

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:53am

    Loved it well done to the new Dr I Love Him Already xx

  • the astronaut of death

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:47am

    I found this had much more of a classic feel the diologs were much more longer and did anyone notice the differences in the sonic

  • Handbot10

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:46am

    It was good, did you watch it in the cinema with that little catch up thing? That was hilarious!

  • thedaleksdeath

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:35am

    I found it quite amazing! Strax was funny (For once), the CGI has improved A LOT and we finally see the darker side of the Doctor never seen before on New Who. Along with the scene where Clara rejects Capaldi made my upset along with Smith phoning her. Overall I found this story brilliant and can’t wait or next week! Even if I’ve already watched most of it…

  • cyberman2

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:28am

    I really liked this ep. When they said this was gonna be a dark doctor they meant it. Deep breath was also like f the girl in the fireplace because of the robots taking people organs and stuff (they even make a HOT AIR BALOON OUT OF SKIN) doctor who has become more adult and it is looking good. This ep was fantastic to see in cinemas. But there was a plot hole. At the end of girl in the fireplace the doctor doesn’t know the name of the ship however in this ep he knows that it is called as Madame de pompadore (think that is how you spell it) anyways fantastic ep. Ps the intro was completely weird

  • cyberman2

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:11am

    Though the doctor did give the camera a menacing look, so he could have murdered him

  • Nigel M

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:00am

    The episode was so-so for me. I don’t like the titles and music, the Eccleston/Tennant ones are still the best.

    But my biggest complaint, not limited to this episode, is that Moffat has reduced the Sontarans to a comedy act. They now seem to exist solely to deliver a witty line when called upon and nothing else. I can remember the Pertwee/Baker era where they were brutal aliens hell bent on war and victory. RTD got them right, why can’t Moffat ?

  • matfav

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:56am

    The mannequins (robots) needed to be more menacing. left me flat. The doctor well, the jury is out and I will see how he goes. HE DOES NEED WARMTH. Also, way too much dialogue and easy explanations. 7 out of 10.

  • Anonymous

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:49am

    Oh thanks gordon

  • James carey

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:39am

    Visual titles excellent but theme tune very disappointing. Lacks the emotional power, impact and energy of previous versions.

  • Jason [DOCTOR WHO ONE]

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:22am

    New titles are awesome, just the theme is a bit of a problem for me, they should have used the one on Billy Hanshaw’s original title sequence the new one is based on.

  • GeorgeD

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:19am

    As usual the BBC tried to cram too much into the introducing the new Dr. episode but I expect it will get better. Hated the new version of the theme tune.

  • Kiva

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:09am

    I loved this show! There were some fantastic moments, I really liked the Doctor in the alley with the old man scene. The scene where Jenny tells Clara “I don’t like her, I love her” is delightful. Seeing my favorite show spotlight and normalize a lesbian relationship is so affirming. I’ve always liked Vastra and Jenny, is was great that they had so much screen time. And Strax is the bomb! Did anyone notice, or not notice, that there was Dinosaur saliva on the Tardis door from the front view and not the side view? This show doesn’t seem to miss stuff like that, so I wonder if it will be in the trivia contest on-line, or some such thing.

  • Gallifrey FP

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:06am

    Agreed- Murray Gold is a genius!

  • Anonymous

    August 24th, 2014 - 9:06am

    Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax are absolutely my favourite minor characters since Commander Lethbridge-Stewart (and daughter). I love the fun subtext of the relationship between Madame Vastra and Jenny, and that Vastra, Jenny & Strax continue dealing with monsters whether Dr Who is there or not. It’s a limited view, to see this as pushing minority views. Why not have a go at Strax for being short, while you’re at it? Vastra and Jenny are great characters with lots of audience appeal. BTW I’ve been watching Dr Who since 1964.

  • gordon

    August 24th, 2014 - 8:24am

    I loved it. Probably going to look back on it being maybe too comedic. Never doubted for a second. Peter capaldi is awsome

  • gordon

    August 24th, 2014 - 8:17am

    It wasnt a dvd trailer. It was a prequel

  • boglet

    August 24th, 2014 - 7:24am

    If you don’t like my opinions – remember, they are just that – MINE – here goes:

    While the writer has originated a (very) few good storylines – stone angels for one – why on earth do we have to have gay issues pushed at us (in this case lesbianism) in what is supposed to be a family show.

    I don’t care about being “pc” – Doctor Who should not be about pushing the views of any group, minority or otherwise, it should be about the story namely – SCI FI.

    Since David Tennant left, the series has lost it’s way and now seems to be a group of linked special effects extravaganzas with little good sci fi behind it – a triumph of style over substance.

    The action has become childish – for me, reminiscent of the playground games where kids used to run around playing “cops and robbers” – fine for kids but not for sci fi fans. There are inconsistencies and dialogue that make little sense.

    Typical episode – something weird happens, lots of people run around for a while being silly, the weirdness is put right and everyone goes home happy.

  • i

    August 24th, 2014 - 7:08am

    i loved the music!!!!

  • gabriela balkey

    August 24th, 2014 - 6:51am

    I really hope to see an episode between River Song and this doctor! Ages fits perfect! If this doctor is darker as I feel he is (thank God), he needs a woman with a life behind, with common sens and sens of humor. It’s a great oportunity to take back the doctor’s daughter as well. DIffetence of age it’s great to make an encounter between that bolodie daughter and this older doctor.

  • Gary

    August 24th, 2014 - 5:56am

    I would agree, the attempted humour was terrible, get another writer who can understand something funny. I feel sorry for Clara. Peter, you just don’t hit the Doctor mark. You would be better in a vampire movie?

  • gabriela balkey

    August 24th, 2014 - 4:21am

    I’m agree!

  • gabriela balkey

    August 24th, 2014 - 4:06am

    I didn’t like the interior of the TARDIS, too clean, clear, white, too “machine”, There is a lack of something more “organic” in there.

    The story was a little bit childish. I hope some darker complex corners of the doctor will appears.

  • gabriela balkey

    August 24th, 2014 - 3:49am

    I really loved the new doctor! At last we are leaving behind the “baby doctor” stuff! I still think that Tennant was the best ever, but this one has a strong potential. I just hope they change the companion as well. Amy and Clara are both too young and we need a “woman” now. I miss someone like Donna or Rose (she was young but looked like 8 or 10 years older than theese 2 teenagers). She’s a good actress but that’s not the point. I accept that people who descovers the show right now love her, but I follow the series since many years and therefore I have perspective, Clara has a child face, she can’t deliver the strength that a doctor companion should give, even less with this new powerfull doctor.

  • Sontaron joe

    August 24th, 2014 - 3:28am

    Overall I thot pretty good, some things I thot unnecessary , but it’s got to start somewhere. Christopher,David, and Matt are surely hard to follow.. I’m sure I will latch on to the new Doctor also

  • Bob

    August 24th, 2014 - 12:48am

    All in all I rather enjoyed Deep Breath. I always feel it takes a few episodes for the new Doctor to bed in, and in Peter Capaldi I think potentially we may have a very good Doctor indeed – a bit of the William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee personalities combined. Good start. I just hope Clara Oswald doesn’t leave at Christmas as there’s something about the character I really like – the best companion in the TARDIS for some time


    August 24th, 2014 - 12:20am

    but loved it when the doctor left clara behind. that was a sign of a new doctor


    August 24th, 2014 - 12:20am

    anyone else think clara is meant to be a copy of rose? the doctor sent her home and tricked her, they were meant to have romantic connection, and they were talking about chips. totally similar
    also a note on the ep, hated the innuendo between vastra and jenny. the kiss was a bit too much

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