With one month to go, here's a little nugget of truth from each and every episode of Doctor Who's upcoming eighth series.
It's 31 days and counting to the dawn of the age of Peter Capaldi, and so, with only a month left, it's time to move beyond simple trailers and start getting into the meat of what each of the Doctor's latest stories will be about.
And, thankfully, SFX magazine has got just that. Every episode is represented in the tantalizing season wrapup below with something, even if it's just the most teasing of teases. Ya ready?
- 801. Clara trying to cope with her best friend being someone else. A terrifying monster.
- 802. Gritty Dalek ep that goes into the last place in the universe the Doctor should be.
- 803. Very funny Robin Hood story all about being a hero and whether the Doctor is as a good man.
- 804. The story of a date and the Doctor having what appears to be a mild nervous breakdown. Tiny guest cast, no CGI. A bit of Coupling. Quite scary.
- 805. A Doctor Who heist movie with a cracking monster, one of Neill Gorton’s best.
- 806. What effect would slipping away with the Doctor have on your life? A hoot with some serious bits. Bit like The Lodger.
- 807. Proper drama with monsters and all the Doctor Who stuff that you could want. Also features a callback to a past episode (sort of).
- 808. Moffat playing the long game with a callback to something from Matt’s first series. A brilliant idea of a monster. Foxes singing.
- 809. A horror story that starts off with a very cute idea and becomes really quite frightening by the end. One of the best ever sight gags in it.
- 810. Boldly beautiful, lyrical and poetic. A fairytale, but not Moffat fairytale. Quite different with a clever main visual idea.
- 811/12. High octane action, with Cybermen and some proper UNIT stuff. Strong emotional story about Clara and the Doctor and the fact that the way they interact might not be healthy for everyone around them.
Lots to chew over. Nice little detail about episode one. The way it's described -- is the terrifying monster the villain of the story, or the Doctor himself? We're also glad the Dalek episode will come around so soon, so that fans can get to them right away, and, for those who are sick of them, they can be out of the way just as quickly.
A lot of them look good, and it's exciting that so many of them seem to be featuring new monsters.
Which episode has you the most intrigued?
(via Doctor Who TV)