Full-Length DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Trailer Reveals Peter Capaldi as the Regenerated Time Lord

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The BBC has unveiled the first Doctor Who series 8 trailer for the upcoming season, featuring actor Peter Capaldi (In the Loop) as the newly regenerated Doctor.  I’ve never seen an episode of the show in my life, but the fans seem to be quite passionate and no doubt this full-length trailer for the rebooted season will be rather exciting.  We get a tease of Capaldi’s iteration of the lead character, as well as flashes of some of the sci-fi creatures and situations that the Time Lord and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) will face—including dinosaurs!  The first two episodes of this new season were directed by Kill List and Sightseers helmer Ben Wheatley.  Capaldi, of course, takes over the role from actor Matt Smith, while Steven Moffat continues to exude his superhuman abilities as the showrunner of both Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Hit the jump to watch the new Doctor Who trailer.  Series eight premieres on August 23rd in the UK and the US on BBC.

Trailer via The BBC.

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  • GrimReaper07

    Looks far too serious

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  • MIXTER

    Being British, I guess I’m supposed to like Dr Who, but i just cant dig it. I used to as a kid, like Tom Baker, but this new take is just too cartoony, colourfull and weak humour. My mate tells me some of the ideas are good and some stories, but whenever i see it it just looks slapstick, and I’ve not liked any of the doctors at all so far. Just seem so removed from the ones i grew up with. I’ve seen about 8 episodes in total, and i keep catching silly ones, usually xmas specials i think. killer xmas trees? A giant wasp attacking Agatha Christi? WTF?!!

    That all said, this more serious take, and Capaldi has me intrigued. I like the look of this series so maybe I’ll give it a shot. Looks almost like a reboot. Capaldi looks fitting, much like John Pertwee and the very first few doctors.

    I do like some of the alien designs throughout though that i’ve seen.

    • theseeker7

      you liked Doctor Who as a kid, but NOW it seems more cartoony? wow. That might very well be the first time I’ve ever heard that such commentary. I mean, as big of a fan as I’ve become of this since a friend getting me into it a few years ago (after we were well into the reboot), I still have zero interest in going back and catching up on any classic DW, mostly because of how cheesy and silly it looks.

      That said, Moffat has pretty openly said multiple times now about series 8 that Capaldi’s Doctor is quite a bit more “serious” (if you want to use that word) than mostly any of it’s been since 2005 now. That the Doctor’s going to be less of a flirt, he’s more ‘fierce’, and you’ll remember this is an alien after all who can be quite dangerous and unpredictable.

      Also just going by the little bit of dialogue we got here in the trailer, interesting how much more of the overall mythology they’re laying down. that the Doctor is now supposed to be “over 2000 years old”. For the bulk of the time we’ve seen him in NuWho, he’s been roughly just over 900.

      • Grayden

        “…that the Doctor is now supposed to be “over 2000 years old”. For the bulk of the time we’ve seen him in NuWho, he’s been roughly just over 900.”

        That’s one of those details I feel they use for the audience as a point of reference in regards to his “age”; effectively to give weight to his wisdom and to remind us he, in fact, an alien. In reality, his age doesn’t really matter as he doesn’t really have an age in the context that we would normally designate a person having.

        To me, in sci-fi mechanics, if you travel through time, you exist outside of it; time doesn’t apply the way we understand it to. You can’t age by years because you aren’t existing in a linear time frame. Not to mention “years” is exclusive to Earth due to our orbit, but again, on a show where time is presented in a non-linear, non-subjective fashion, age is a bit of a misnomer. It’s more to show that he’s /existed/ for 2,000 of our human years.

      • theseeker7

        right, although I remember within Amy & Rory’s last handful of episodes, they mentioned how they reckon they’ve lived like an “extra” 10 years thanks to their time with the Doctor, more so than everyone else around them. Hell, what was it during their engagement party during “The Power Of Three” when Rory’s dad notices they’re wearing totally different clothes than they started out the evening with, and he pries out of the Doctor that they’d been gone for like 7 weeks off whatever they were doing, before coming back to the party just moments after they left.
        But of course, it would make sense they were that much more direct about that as far as Amy and Rory, since they’re obviously human

      • http://www.youtube.com/ispeakaboutnothing SomeGuyTalks

        Maybe. Or perhaps when he says that part ………we jump 1000 years

      • Grayden

        “…that the Doctor is now supposed to be “over 2000 years old”. For the bulk of the time we’ve seen him in NuWho, he’s been roughly just over 900.”

        That’s one of those details I feel they use for the audience as a point of reference in regards to his “age”; effectively to give weight to his wisdom and to remind us he, in fact, an alien. In reality, his age doesn’t really matter as he doesn’t really have an age in the context that we would normally designate a person having.

        To me, in sci-fi mechanics, if you travel through time, you exist outside of it; time doesn’t apply the way we understand it to. You can’t age by years because you aren’t existing in a linear time frame. Not to mention “years” is exclusive to Earth due to our orbit, but again, on a show where time is presented in a non-linear, non-subjective fashion, age is a bit of a misnomer. It’s more to show that he’s /existed/ for 2,000 of our human years.

      • Logopolis

        ” I still have zero interest in going back and catching up on any classic DW, mostly because of how cheesy and silly it looks.” Writing of 70% of the show without watching it, sort of invalidates your opinions on it.

    • Grayden

      Your age, evidenced by your admission of watching Baker as a kid, might have something to do with it, from a personal perspective, as I’ve seen a lot of first generation fans have similar complaints.

      Personally, I find the older series at times equally campy/comedic and dramatic/serious (as the 60s/70s/80s could be). The production values are incomparably better however. Regardless, during the show’s returnI think there have been weak stories and brilliant stories, light and hopeful moments along with darker and dispairing moments.

    • *Sigh*

      I would agree. I loved the old series, and although I enjoyed the new ones for a while, I can’t stand them now. What amuses me is how modern fans dismiss the old series as “silly” or “cheesy” it looks. Looks? Yeah, it didn’t have a massive budget behind it – but it had PLOT and STORY that the new series can only dream of.

      Go back and watch Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, even Sylvester McCoy. Watch “Remembrance of the Daleks”, and be amused at the times when characters aren’t running around like headless chickens but actually stop to think and plan, and have conversations. Go back to a time when Doctor Who was occasionally exciting because the Doctor didn’t know EVERYTHING all the time.

      The new series is painful now. The Doctor spouts smug rubbish constantly, there is never any real feeling of threat or originality, and the whole story will be wrapped up briefly no matter how great the stakes.

      Give me old ‘Who’ any day.

  • theseeker7

    I am generally so anti-bangs when it comes to girls’ hairstyles for some reason, the detail’s just always been a turn off, but damn if Jenna Coleman can’t still come off looking impossibly adorable, practically no matter what ‘do.

    • Grayden

      Coleman is gorgeous. End of presentation.

  • demonicstrawberry

    Turian sighting at 0:28. Hopefully the next companion is going to be an Asari. Or perhaps a Geth/Dalek team-up is in the works.

  • demonicstrawberry

    Turian sighting at 0:28. Hopefully the next companion is going to be an Asari. Or perhaps a Geth/Dalek team-up is in the works.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/ispeakaboutnothing SomeGuyTalks

    over 2000 years………. this sounds like the doctor will dispear from clara for 1000 years before returning to make a mends????????

    • Logopolis

      He’s already 2000 years old at the end of Time Of The Doctor.

  • Drake

    Malcolm F. Tucker…

  • Baz Hood

    Capaldi IS the Doctor I’ve been waiting for. A lot of the silliness seems to have gone…replaced by darkness and a fierce, Scots talking Doctor!! Fantastic!!

  • Colin Christian

    No speaking veryveryveryfast? Then I might watch it,I couldn’t stand Matt Smith,I hope this is a return to Jon Pertwee type seriousness.

  • Colin Christian

    No speaking veryveryveryfast? Then I might watch it,I couldn’t stand Matt Smith,I hope this is a return to Jon Pertwee type seriousness.

  • JCubs79

    Pretty excited for Capaldi’s iteration of the Doctor. I loved Tennant and liked Matt Smith but I’m sick of the young, good looking Doctor’s that created the BS sexual tension. The show is much better when the Doctor and his companions are just friends. Looking forward to Series 8.

  • JCubs79

    Pretty excited for Capaldi’s iteration of the Doctor. I loved Tennant and liked Matt Smith but I’m sick of the young, good looking Doctor’s that created the BS sexual tension. The show is much better when the Doctor and his companions are just friends. Looking forward to Series 8.

  • Marvin

    Dinosaurs, IN LONDON!

  • Abed

    Inspector Space-Time is better.

  • Abed

    Inspector Space-Time is better.

  • bookon

    The show needs more running…

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  • http://www.youtube.com/ispeakaboutnothing SomeGuyTalks

    is your buddy Doctor who? other wise I seriously dont get this idiotic posts

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