Steven Moffat: “It’s Not a Fairytale”
Speaking with SFX, Steven Moffat has discussed the new tone Doctor Who will be adopting in the upcoming series.
"I think it feels more serious,” he explained to the magazine. “One of the watchwords we have this year is there are consequences for choosing to live like this. It’s not a fairytale. If you have people back home, if you run away it’s going to have an effect on them. And it’s not necessarily always going to be lovely. And does the Doctor make you better?
“We want to make it feel that these adventures can hurt…”
Moffat went on to describe Capaldi’s Doctor: “He’s not as immediately approachable and he’s not necessarily looking for your approval. I would like to restore the sense that when he says ‘Wait here, I’ll be back’ you really hope he’ll be back, but you’re not absolutely convinced… What he’s not doing is reassuring you very much.”
He also gave us a look into how the Doctor and Clara’s relationship has transformed after the Doctor’s regeneration: “From a Doctor she could sort of control, because he had a crush on her, she’s landed with a Doctor who barely registers that she’s a girl. They’re great friends and all that but she has to be his human interface with everybody else.”
SFX #251 is out Wednesday. Doctor Who returns 23 August.
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Steven Moffat: “It’s Not a Fairytale”
Speaking with SFX, Steven Moffat has discussed the new tone Doctor Who will be adopting in the upcoming series.
"I think it feels more serious,” he explained to the magazine. “One of the watchwords we have this year is there are consequences for choosing to live like this. It’s not a fairytale. If you have people back home, if you run away it’s going to have an effect on them. And it’s not necessarily always going to be lovely. And does the Doctor make you better?
“We want to make it feel that these adventures can hurt…”
Moffat went on to describe Capaldi’s Doctor: “He’s not as immediately approachable and he’s not necessarily looking for your approval. I would like to restore the sense that when he says ‘Wait here, I’ll be back’ you really hope he’ll be back, but you’re not absolutely convinced… What he’s not doing is reassuring you very much.”
He also gave us a look into how the Doctor and Clara’s relationship has transformed after the Doctor’s regeneration: “From a Doctor she could sort of control, because he had a crush on her, she’s landed with a Doctor who barely registers that she’s a girl. They’re great friends and all that but she has to be his human interface with everybody else.”
SFX #251 is out Wednesday. Doctor Who returns 23 August.
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Steven Moffat: “It’s Not a Fairytale”

Speaking with SFX, Steven Moffat has discussed the new tone Doctor Who will be adopting in the upcoming series.

"I think it feels more serious,” he explained to the magazine. “One of the watchwords we have this year is there are consequences for choosing to live like this. It’s not a fairytale. If you have people back home, if you run away it’s going to have an effect on them. And it’s not necessarily always going to be lovely. And does the Doctor make you better?

“We want to make it feel that these adventures can hurt…”

Moffat went on to describe Capaldi’s Doctor: “He’s not as immediately approachable and he’s not necessarily looking for your approval. I would like to restore the sense that when he says ‘Wait here, I’ll be back’ you really hope he’ll be back, but you’re not absolutely convinced… What he’s not doing is reassuring you very much.”

He also gave us a look into how the Doctor and Clara’s relationship has transformed after the Doctor’s regeneration: “From a Doctor she could sort of control, because he had a crush on her, she’s landed with a Doctor who barely registers that she’s a girl. They’re great friends and all that but she has to be his human interface with everybody else.”

SFX #251 is out Wednesday. Doctor Who returns 23 August.

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BBC press release sheds light on Series 8 leaks

The BBC has released the following statement:

We would like to thank Doctor Who fans everywhere for their amazing efforts in helping us contain the recent leaks.

The mistake was damaging and resulted in the exposure of five scripts and the first six unfinished episodes from Series 8 on a publicly accessible FTP site. While there is still a risk that this leak will result in more of this content emerging, so far the impact has been contained to a limited amount of this material through a combination of fans efforts and the plan that we put in place using new technology and internal manpower to limit any illegal activity.

We would particularly like to thank the fansite moderators and Doctor Who devotees who have actively protected the programme.

BBC Worldwide has taken this issue extremely seriously and disciplinary action has been implemented as a result of the incident.

Our sincere apologies again to Steven Moffat, the cast and production team who toil long hours to make the show in Cardiff, the BBC, and of course the fans who expect so much better.

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The first full trailer for series 8, released yesterday, features Capaldi, Daleks, and a few new monsters, but it also featured a shot of the TARDIS escaping the bubble universe in the 2011 episode The Doctor’s Wife. Look above to compare the shot from the episode (top) and the trailer (bottom) for yourself.
Perhaps this has something to do with episode 7, which sees the Doctor and Clara “returning to the scene of an old adventure.” Or maybe the editor of the trailer just reused the shot and hoped we wouldn’t notice! What do you think?
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The first full trailer for series 8, released yesterday, features Capaldi, Daleks, and a few new monsters, but it also featured a shot of the TARDIS escaping the bubble universe in the 2011 episode The Doctor’s Wife. Look above to compare the shot from the episode (top) and the trailer (bottom) for yourself.
Perhaps this has something to do with episode 7, which sees the Doctor and Clara “returning to the scene of an old adventure.” Or maybe the editor of the trailer just reused the shot and hoped we wouldn’t notice! What do you think?
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The first full trailer for series 8, released yesterday, features Capaldi, Daleks, and a few new monsters, but it also featured a shot of the TARDIS escaping the bubble universe in the 2011 episode The Doctor’s Wife. Look above to compare the shot from the episode (top) and the trailer (bottom) for yourself.

Perhaps this has something to do with episode 7, which sees the Doctor and Clara “returning to the scene of an old adventure.” Or maybe the editor of the trailer just reused the shot and hoped we wouldn’t notice! What do you think?

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