Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi series 8 filming photos

News Louisa Mellor 15 Jan 2014 - 08:34

A few series 8 filming photos featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor have appeared online...

Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley (SightseersA Field In England), filming has been taking place this week on the first episode of Doctor Who's new series.

With thanks and salutes to @mugim0e then, who has a vast array on his Flickr account, here are a few shots of Peter Capaldi in action as the Doctor. With a horse. Whose name probably isn't Arthur...

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I'm taking it that that's not his new costume? :-)

"It's a sack. Sacks are cool now."

Maybe the Doctor has to go undercover as a sack of potatoes to save Strax from being turned into easy-cook oven chips by the new baddie known only as McCain?

The horse is also probably not called Joshua/Susan

Paul McCain??

It's a night shirt - which suggests he may be spending some of the episode in bed.

Slightly reminiscent of Fires of Pompeii..?

It looks like they're deliberately shooting scenes in an order that doesn't reveal the costume until they have to. Unless it's a night shirt, obviously. That would save the Cosplay crowd a bit of money.

I know I'll get about a million downvotes and scornful comments, but I'm getting a bit bored of Madame Vashtra and Strax now. They're ok in small doses, but I was hoping the Capaldi era would move onto new settings and comrades...

I wonder if the night shirt is a nod to Tom Baker's debut in Robot. Perhaps we'll see a bit of skipping with Strax.

Or Pertwee in Spearhead from Space?

It may be a Zygon.

I've been making the same complaint for ages. They haven't done anything interesting with them for ages.

That's exactly what I was thinking! They could be explaining how he was there.

Made me think of Ten in The Christmas Invasion

I agree with you , maybe this will be their closing story ,

If the doctor arrives at a date before the snowmen episode he could meet Victorian Clara

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If the Doctor is going to keep up a trend of vaguely period costume, is there any risk of seeing the 43rd Doctor in high tops and a snapback?

You are not the only one....

No, John McCain

You have to start respecting its life choices.

Yeah, I do disagree. Most television shows have a regular cast of characters. While I'm fine with introducing more, something I dislike about Doctor Who is the small amount of recurring characters. It's not realistic we wouldn't see his friends more often and through multiple regenerations. I'm happy that 11's friends are carrying over. I also like the Paternoster Gang.

I understand what you are saying, but I think for many people (casual viewers in particular) a new Doctor is also a big juncture for their viewership - suddenly it's a new person and it doesn't feel like the show they enjoyed before; and the change from Matt to Peter is a big one!

It makes a lot of sense to put a lot of familiar elements in the episode to reassure people that this is still the same show. Simply having characters on screen who will confirm 'This is still the Doctor' is a good way of easing the change.

Proud to be the 40th upvote.

As a tie-in to the previous era, as a one-off, sure - I'm sure the Sontaran and all the racist jokes about "potato head" had some fans. Ditto for the non-heterosexual silurian, who exists solely for a deep and interesting character and not because of topical issue to be exploited for cheap ratings.

I hope not. The show should stop being samey-lamey and should have after Smith got in.

I think the danger inherent in that is the potential for becoming too homogenised. Instead of each Doctor having a significantly different style, approach and personality, you risk it becoming the "international high street" with Madame Vashtra being the Starbucks, etc. ;)

Ok, I kid. A little. I just think that a new Doctor should bring new horizons - carrying the Companion over between two is more than enough, imo, to provide the viewers with continuity.

Them again? Can't we just let Zygons be Zygons??

/coat

*runs like hell*

"I was hoping the Capaldi era would move onto new settings and comrades" => Not as long as Moffat is still here.

Isn't it Clara's function? I mean, it's not like she's got a lot going for her in terms of characterisation.

I don't think it's all on Moffat - after all, RTD liked to drag stuff over as well.

Still, I'm looking forward to seeing PC's representation of the Doctor. Should be awesome :D

Yeah, how dare they put someone representing a large part of the population in the show! What on earth is next? Black people?!?! Heavens forbid.

Moron.

Well, I agree completely. I'm also tired of Madame Vashtra, Strax and River Song. I wish they would try to come up with something new too.

Haha! True, true.

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