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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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  • john

    August 25th, 2014 - 9:45pm

    I got bored with it. All this hype for a let down. It just needs a more energetic doctor. I started with David Tennant and the transition from him to Matt smith was an easy one. They seemed tl struggle with Peter Capaldi. I kept waiting for it to pick up but it never did! Im afraid Capaldi might just be too old for the part. They might lose the younger viewer. And im Capaldis age. It was a big let down

  • starshipalaska

    August 25th, 2014 - 6:43pm

    The acting was poor – what were you watching? Capaldi exceeded his already high expectations, but for me, Jenna Coleman absolutely stole the early scenes, she was incredible rebuking Vastra and her veil and reversing her assumptions that she only cares about pretty faces.

  • starshipalaska

    August 25th, 2014 - 6:36pm

    Completely agree with dalek eternal, especially the line about him ‘just having got’ his new face. I thought it was very touching that she cared so much about that particular aspect of the new doctor – she’d seen him so weak on Trenzalore.

  • alex

    August 25th, 2014 - 6:01pm

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    August 25th, 2014 – 5:53pm
    Any one of you realize that the woman at the end in ‘heaven’ is Clara? She was called missy and matt smith called clare that in the phone call at the end, it sound like miss you but she said missy! The woman also claimed to be the doctor’s boyfriend, and capaldi said it might be your boyfriend before she answered the phone call. Who else could she be? People have always thought of Clara and the doctor as a couple previously more than the usual doctor and companion. The woman also new about the doctors accents, clara also mentioned his scottish accent in the final scene.

  • dalek eternal

    August 25th, 2014 - 3:09pm

    I think clara was concerned about him being old because she thought that when he regenerates he gets a young face but then gradually ages like how we saw matt age in time of the doctor.

  • dalek eternal

    August 25th, 2014 - 3:08pm

    reading some of the comments on this site and others is what separates the real fans from the fanboys/fangirls peter capaldi was amazing I’ve been excited for this series since I found out peter capaldi was playing the doctor because he’s an excellent actor and it’s about time we had an older doctor again im a big fan of pertwees doctor only started watching the classics a few years ago but instantly fell in love with them I have yet to see a doctor I don’t like and ive seen episodes from each doctor and their all equally brilliant each doctor brings something new to the show.

  • dalek eternal

    August 25th, 2014 - 1:20pm

    this episode was brilliant capaldi was amazing im sick of people judging him because he’s old. Which as just as silly about the people complaing about the oxygen exchange between jenny and vastra

  • thedaleksdeath

    August 25th, 2014 - 12:46pm

    No. Just no. Plus I hardly doubt the Master would call the Doctor his “boyfriend”.

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    August 25th, 2014 - 12:53am

    Capaldi’s debut has rightly received mostly positive reviews among fans and critics alike. Bring back RTD err…. no thanks, not that there was anything wrong with his reign but the series needs to move forward not back. You’re obviously fans of david tennant and RTD as opposed to being fans of doctor who, their time is done! deal with it.

  • Robert

    August 25th, 2014 - 12:29am

    The episode was alright, but every time anyone made any reference to the Doctors age I was taken right out of the episode. It was so out of character for Clara to be concerned about the Doctor being old, it was just written to tend to all the complaining fans.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:17pm

    I agree. Although I feel blinded by the glory that was Matt Smith’s Doctor, I’m liking Peter Capaldi so far, and his first episode as the Doctor is great. With time, he might just surpass Smith… Time will tell, it always does.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:14pm

    I suspect the Doctor’s old wife/lover, a.k.a. Susan’s grandmother.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:13pm

    😆 at your username

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:12pm

    This was after the initial phase of the regeneration, when he knew the final change was coming. The Doctor calling from Trenzalore was already regenerating.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:04pm

    Hey, the age of the Doctor doesn’t matter. Matt Smith was the youngest yet and pulled off the weight of a thousand years of guilt and loss, just like William Hartnell was an old man, but good portray youthful eccentricity as well. And what’s wrong with a young woman as a companion? As long as it’s a good actress playing a well-written character, it should be just fine. In fact, Ace WAS a teenager, and she was absolutely amazing.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:02pm

    This isn’t the first time Doctor Who has been criticizing society. Look at The Happiness Patrol (a wonderful, but underrated story).

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:58pm

    I think it’s in mine, too.
    1. Spearhead From Space
    2. The Eleventh Hour
    3. Deep Breath
    4. Robot
    5. Rose (It was heavily implied in one scene that Christopher Eccleston was playing a freshly regenerated Doctor)

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:56pm

    My critical side says he’s great, but my emotional side misses Matt Smith.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:56pm

    I think they’re trying to make the show darker gradually. Also, if they don’t use the Daleks every year, they lose the rights to the Terry Nation Estate. From one life-long fan to another, I’d really hate to see the longest running staple enemy of the show gone forever.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:54pm

    Come on now, Matt Smith was my favorite Doctor, but I’m really liking Peter Capaldi so far. And I wouldn’t call myself easily impressed, considering I’m highly critical of the fan-favorite Tenth Doctor.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:52pm

    Actually, now that I think about it, I think Capaldi’s big flaw as the Doctor is that, although he was great with the darker, more serious moments, he seemed a little stiff and awkward with the eccentric moments. Also, I REALLY liked the scene where the Eleventh Doctor calls her to convince her to help his future self through his regeneration.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:50pm

    The episode was actually pretty good. It made good use of the Clockwork Droids, and though I was sad to see the Tyrannosaurus die so early, it actually made sense. I’m really annoyed with how they justify the Tyrannosaurus being almost as tall as Big Ben, because it not only conflicts with scientific knowledge, but also with previous appearances of dinosaurs in Doctor Who. I’m liking Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor so far, he’s definitely different from Matt Smith’s Eleventh. He seems to emanate a lot of Tom Baker and Colin Baker in his performance, with a large screen presence, a good deal of arrogance, and an even more alien personality than Smith. I think he’ll do very well. I liked how Clara was used to represent a great deal of the teenage female fans of the show, and how the Paternoster Gang was used in this episode. I’m interested to see the Mistress’s connection in the season finale, why she’s revived the leader of the Clockwork Droids, and why she calls the Doctor her boyfriend. (Susan’s grandmother, perhaps?) I give the episode a 9/10.

  • Anonymous

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:35pm

    Think it’s time for the doctor to return to his roots , the intellectual man fountain of all knowledge , a bit more serious ( john pertwee) was brilliant at this , but he could still bring a smile to your face with a witty remark

  • booboo

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:30pm

    I doubt those who enjoyed can understand your sycophantic twaddle either

  • Young & Old

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:26pm

    I watched this new series with my 15 year old daughter who started with David Tennant; neither of us can understand all this sycophantic twaddle being posted on here about how good it was. The episode was poorly written, directed inconsistently and abounded with continuity errors. We reserve judgment on Capaldi as he couldn’t make a silk purse out of this sow’s ear. It seems the professional reviewers are bewitched by Steven Moffatt a la the Emperor’s New Clothes. Bring back Russell T. Davies.

  • Sylvie

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:12pm

    I didn’t expect such a change in character. I didn’t mind Capaldi, but there was no humour, no finese, no signature Dr. Who moment. I’m not saying that he had to be Matt Smith. That’s what Dr. Who is about – embracing change… But I feel the writers could have given us more of what he is, instead of more than what he’s not.

  • Terry Mann

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:01pm

    Great start to the new series. Capaldi is going to be one of the great doctors that fans will be referencing in years to come,he’s got my vote. Now we’re going to see a more darker, alien side to our favourite time lord, after all the show is about constant change and evolution. Time stands still for no man or time lord. Can’t wait for ep 2. I’ve already pre-ordered the box-set.

  • ice warrior

    August 24th, 2014 - 8:48pm

    I have a theory the lady at the end was the master!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Other

    August 24th, 2014 - 7:32pm

    You sound a lot like one of those fanboys/girls who thinks Capaldi is too old, and that Matt Smith is the greatest Doctor ever

    Give Capaldi a chance

  • The Flying Shark

    August 24th, 2014 - 7:20pm

    I loved this episode, I watched it in the cinema and it was great.

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