After eight agonizing months of waiting and curiosity as to the style, substance and ‘identity’ of the new Doctor-to-be, we finally arrive. The Series 8 premiere episode “Deep Breath” has brought us a tremendous performance by Peter Capaldi, and a triumphant return of Doctor Who to television. The scene has now been set for a darker and more serious Doctor cast among all the pudding-brained humans, and we here at GPR could not be more pleased.
In our special (celebratory!) 100th episode, we take a long, detailed look at the Series 8 premiere, and attempt to digest this very dense initial offering from Steven Moffat. We discuss the “veiled”messages to fans, the obvious nods to the classic years, and the exciting new possibilities laid out for the “100% Rebel Time Lord.”