The other day we were dismayed to learn that 'Doctor Who' would skip out on Comic-Con 2014 in favor of its global tour introducing Peter Capaldi as the the newest iteration of our beloved Time Lord, but there's good news yet. The powers that be at BBC have officially confirmed 'Doctor Who' season 8 for an August premiere, along with a brand new teaser with some heavy questions for The Doctor!
Anyone who's been to San Diego Comic-Con in recent years knows that the 'Doctor Who' panel can be something of a madhouse, particularly as this past year showed off snippets of the 50th anniversary special between (former) series stars Matt Smith and David Tennant. Well, we've got good news and bad, as it seems fans at Comic-Con 2014 won't have to worry about lining up for a panel.
Was Peter Capaldi's arrival as the newest 'Doctor Who' star in the 2013 Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor" not enough for you? You're in luck! After a long wait, the BBC has officially set 'Doctor Who''s eighth season/series for an August 2014 premiere, with a brand new teaser trailer that highlights plenty of carnage in the TARDIS to come.
'Doctor Who' season 8 remains enshrouded in mystery, even as we've already met the new Time Lord on the block Peter Capaldi, seen his costume, and met a mysterious new companion joining series star Jenna-Louise Coleman. Now, the eighth season has added 'Upstairs Downstairs' vet Keeley Hawes in yet another villainous recurring mystery role, revealing the first photo in character to boot.
Most of the hype surrounding 'Doctor Who' season 8 centers on its newfound leading man Peter Capaldi in the title role, but it seems the eighth cycle of the long-running sci-fi drama has even more new blood on its hands. Meet 'The History Boys' star Samuel Anderson, who will play a vital recurring role in 'Doctor Who' season 8 when it debuts later on this year!
It's a tale as old as time; fall in love with a bright light from overseas, and we'll give them a ridiculous stateside sitcom. Like Rebel Wilson before her, 'Doctor Who' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' favorite Karen Gillan will soon come to ABC in an American accent for forthcoming pilot 'Selfie,' courtesy of 'Suburgatory' creator Emily Kapnek.
Earlier this week 'Doctor Who' afforded us our best look yet at the newest Time Lord incarnation played by Matt Smith's replacement Peter Capaldi, though we'd be hard pressed to deny a bit of sadness when season 8 finally premieres, Smith now firmly in the past. There may be hope yet after all, as a new rumor suggests Smith recorded one last bit of content for his 'Doctor Who' exit that will pop up in the series 8 premiere!
As tends to be the case with 'Doctor Who' regenerations, the 2013 Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor" only afforded us the briefest of glimpses at Peter Capaldi's 12th incarnation before crashing into its usual cliffhanger. At the time, Capaldi still wore the 11th Doctor Matt Smith's duds, but the BBC has seen fit to grace us with a first look at the new "rebel" 'Doctor Who''s costume!
The 2013 'Doctor Who' Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor," only gave us the briefest of moments with new series star Peter Capaldi, following Matt Smith's exit from the title role, but what of the eighth season premiering later in 2014? The first new photo of the season has arrived, giving one of the leads a majorly old-school makeover!
And lo, it has come to pass that 'Doctor Who' has regenerated itself once again, placing Peter Capaldi in the role previously occupied by Matt Smith with Wednesday's 2013 Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor." We've had our time to adjust, but relive the experience by watching Matt Smith's tearful regeneration once more, as well as a look at scenes deleted from the special!