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November 8th, 2014 92 comments

What do You Think of The 12th Doctor & Series 8?

Now that we have had chance to see a full series of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor what do you think? Is he on his way to being the best or just not for you…

And now that we have seen all 12 Episodes from series 8 of Doctor Who, and the first staring Peter Capaldi, what were your favourites?

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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 ergon

    November 11th, 2014 - 10:56am

    Claras ‘Impossible girl’ was an original idea to freshly evolve a new companion during series 7 story arc and it worked. She did feel a little surplus to requirement this time round and the whole danny/clara romance seemed a bit sappy. New companion time.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 11th, 2014 - 2:40am

    So, The God Complex, The Girl Who Waited, and A Town Called Mercy don’t count as the Doctor being imperfect?

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 11th, 2014 - 2:34am

    Fall is another word for Autumn. At least, it is here in the states.

  • Anonymous

    November 11th, 2014 - 2:10am

    It’s Autumn, Fall is not a season.

  • The Bearded Lunardi

    November 10th, 2014 - 8:06pm

    Capaldi has brought the Doctor to a more rational level. Over the series, he has been seen as a deliverer from all evil, now he is shown as having a conscience. Having faced his death and own, all be it temporary mortality, and righted the past mistakes that led to the end of the time lords. The time line changed with that and it strikes me that having older actors has taken us back to the start of history and now being re written by the present Doctor. Who ever is the writer does not matter, as the new Doctor is just that a new Doctor. There is an awful lot of similarity in the character with first one and this backs up the change in the time line.

  • Ian

    November 10th, 2014 - 6:14pm

    Just to be clear, I am not trolling.
    Jenna is a fine actress – all my comments are aimed directly at the character of Clara.

  • btowncoat 448

    November 10th, 2014 - 4:54pm

    Not bad new doctor better than 6th but “going in to darkness more like dullness all the w Drs held centre stage while new Drs looses it to Clara and other characters maybe its the plan.i saw night of the doctor which left me wishing for more of the 8th Dr while as with the twelfth it would be ob well next lets hope it gets better next season

  • Anonymous

    November 10th, 2014 - 4:49pm

    My Favorite 4 were defiantly:
    Mummy on the Orient Express, Kill the Moon, Dark Water and Time Hiest

  • paddy

    November 10th, 2014 - 2:40pm

    Agree up to a point- but opposite Matt smith Clara was a hugely appealing character – with a certain joie de vivre and a mischievous twinkle in her eye- especially as souffle girl.
    On the subject of companions am i the only person who absolutely detested Donna? Worst companion in 51 years. (And yes I remember Langford as Mel)

  • paddy

    November 10th, 2014 - 2:28pm

    Agree with anonymous RTD scripts were often almost unwatchable (Parting og the Ways among others).
    If I wanted cliched love stories I’d watch Australian soaps
    Also did not like his idea of the Dr being the lastof thetime lords.
    Moffatt has written the best stories of the revamped series – The empty Child,Blink and several Matt Smith ones stand out.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:59pm

    After all the love I held and still hold for the Eleventh Doctor’s era, I truly feel like Moffat has lost his touch. I haven’t been able to enjoy this season as much as I have Series 5, 6, and 7. Oh, sure, the latter two had their problems, but I still enjoyed them more than this. I hope a new showrunner takes over and does Capaldi justice next season.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:56pm

    For the most part, I agree with Anonymous, but a part of me agrees with Alan. Besides, Doctor Who is about change. Bringing back an old showrunner? That’s against change. Besides, Davies has written quite a few terrible episodes. Still, I feel like Moffat has lost his touch, and I’m hoping for a new showrunner next season.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:54pm

    After the high standards left by Matt Smith’s spectacular Eleventh Doctor, and my excitement for the darker, more serious Twelfth Doctor played by Peter Capaldi… I’m disappointed. The story arc was interesting, but it wasn’t the story arc we needed. We really should have had a story arc about the Doctor finding Gallifrey, and it didn’t help that this series would have actually benefited from being split into two parts. (One coming in Spring, the other in Fall, riding the excitement of the 50th Anniversary) The Twelfth Doctor was inconsistent and at times, unlikable for his first six episodes, but he’s come to be a character I can enjoy. Clara has gone from inconsistent to enjoyable, and I’ve loved her this season. Danny Pink started out interesting enough, but his levels of interest rose and fell pretty much every other appearance.
    The Daleks were actually handled better than they were in the Eleventh Doctor post-Series 5, though, since they were actually killing people. The Cybermen are officially flying Iron Man jokes now, though. The Master being a woman was handled far better than I think everyone thought it would be, and it is sooo disappointing they just killed her off like that.
    As for the new monsters, they’re a mixed bunch. You have some absolutely brilliant ones, like the Foretold, and the Boneless, some pretty darn good ones like the Half-Faced Man and the Teller, but then you have some pathetic ones like the Skovox Blitzer and the thing that we were SUPPOSED to NOT have seen in Listen.
    The quality of the episodes seemed to rise and fall every other episode, with some good ones like Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Time Heist, Flatline, and Death in Heaven, some meh ones like Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Kill the Moon, and Dark Water, and then a couple of terrible ones like The Caretaker and In the Forest of the Night. The story arcs disappeared and reappeared randomly, and it was all just “meh” overall. I feel Steven Moffat has truly lost his touch, and it’s definitely time for him to step down and let someone new take over. Don’t get me wrong, he’s written some of my all-time favorite episodes, and he was in charge in the era of my favorite Doctor (the Eleventh), but I don’t like his performance as a scriptwriter this season.
    Overall, the Twelfth Doctor has failed to impress me, and though Clara has improved as a character and the Daleks are improving, Steven Moffat has overstayed his welcome, and it’s high time someone new took over. It’s time for Mark Gatiss’s or Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who. In my honest opinion, it’s the best thing Moffat can do for the show now… To give the Twelfth Doctor and Series 8 a rating, I give them 5/10.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:35pm

    Actually, the Ninth Doctor was more distant and more restrained most of the time, and even the Eleventh and Tenth Doctors each had a lot moments where they were serious and restrained.

  • Anonymous

    November 10th, 2014 - 10:27am

    Dear god no…and turn DW back into a soap opera. I will always be thankful for RTD for bringing the show back…but IMO, the worst episodes since the show’s return were the ones written by RTD…awful. In fact the highlights of his tenure were the stories written by SM. SM stories and ambitious, clever, funny and daring…they don’t always work…but as a fan that’s been watching the show since 1977, I think the show has gone from strength to strength under SM…and its clear from polls and reviews that most fans agree with that…they just don’t shout about it…so I thought I would 🙂

  • alan

    November 10th, 2014 - 5:59am

    mummy on the orient express as to be my favourite story, i just feel that steve moffat stories are whats wrong with doctor who not just this season but the last couple, bring back russell t davies.

  • Stu Gre

    November 10th, 2014 - 3:40am

    Couldn’t agree more. Really can’t stand the Clara character, it is effective in small doses (couple of cameo roles a series) but the whole thing just grates on me. Capaldi has the potential to be a simply brilliant Doctor but most of the episodes seem to be about Clara.

    In the latest where she was shouting “I am the Doctor” to the cybermen I was thinking ‘no but the writers seem to think you are’.

    Make it stop please.

  • Daniel

    November 10th, 2014 - 3:39am

    After 3 wonderfully warm, funny and slightly wacky Doctors, I can’t take to this new Doctor with his almost cold arrogant manner.

    Beware because as it gas happened before, departing from what should be places the show in jeopardy and we don’t want to see the show go off the air again.

  • BuddyB

    November 10th, 2014 - 2:19am

    I am pleased that the new Doctor has taken the time to unfold his character, and not simply turn a switch and have us all tune to someone we are expected to embrace as readily as the Doctor we had. Generally, there is a period where one misses the characterization they have grown to accept. I believe that Peter Capaldi has done this brilliantly, and I am not as disappointed in this season’s scripts as others might be. When I consider the last episodes of Matt Smith’s run, which were rather spectacular in terms of scale, I believe the pace of revealing the new Doctor has been well achieved. I certainly remain a loyal viewer.

  • Bluesmanuk

    November 10th, 2014 - 1:20am

    Things started off slowly as Capaldi tried to find his feet but when he realised that an element of the thick of it character, with his trademark sarcasm was the best match for the Character of the Doctor, it got going and was fantastic.

    Clara is the best character ever, apart from the Doctor.

    The special effects have improved too, which makes things a more visual delight too.

    I hope the partnership runs and runs because the chemistry between them is the best ever.

    One day, when Capaldi does decide to regenerate, Clara would make the best next Doctor and add a twist and another dimension to things.

    I hope that now that Gallifrey has been discovered that we can finally get a glimpse of the planet and the other time lords.

    Space and time are the dimensions that we are used to but perhaps there is artistic licence to introduce a new kind of dimension that has not yet been thought of.

  • shelby

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:36am

    Totally agree.

  • shelby

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:26am

    Totally agree.

  • shelby

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:22am

    I totally agree w/ u. I think Peter Capaldi Will be a good doctor but w/ another companion. Clara sort of ruined this season for me. My fav was David Tennents dr. and Rose. I cried when Rose got sucked into the parallel universe.

  • matfav528

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:04am

    To hate a character is one thing, to hate a person and publicly say so is another and beneath contempt and makes for trolling. Do not troll hatred here! SHAME on your comments about hating Jenna. No trolling here please.

  • Massimo

    November 9th, 2014 - 10:37pm

    Loved almost every minute of it!
    Peter Capaldi is great as the doctor and Jenna Coleman is absolutely awesome as Clara.
    I love the chemistry they have together.
    The themes of the show were a bit dark at some parts but well worked out and with enough light hearted moments in between.
    All in all great fun to watch.

  • anthem68

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:28pm

    Yes, well said!

  • anthem68

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:25pm

    I 100% AGREE!!

    “SHE IS THE JAR JAR BINKS” yes, unfortunately…

  • Peking Homunculus

    November 9th, 2014 - 6:16pm

    I have to agree with you, especially about the old tired married couple thing. Of course, I think of people who didn’t like the seventh doctor era the same way. Some of my favorite episodes are ones that in the past have made the bottom of the list, such as Paradise Towers. One thing I can think of that would have made series 8 better was if the Karabraxos Bank had turned out to have been designed by Kroagnon.

  • Al

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:56pm

    I have to wonder if my part of the world got a different series than that described by some of the comments. I think it was the best, most consistent season of the NuWho era and ranks among the best in franchise history. Maybe it’s time for some people to stop watching the show because they’ve clearly grown tired of it if they’ve reached the “they can’t do anything right” stage of an old tired married couple who are too lazy to divorce.

  • Ian

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:05pm

    Best comment, agree 100%

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