I’ve just recently gotten my hands on the Series 8 DVD Box Set of the new Doctor Who, and I’m about to give it the once over. I’ll be posting my opinions here, quick, general impressions first, followed by more in depth thoughts on each episode as I watch them.
I’ve only ever seen these episodes once, back in 2014, when they originally aired on BBC One here in the UK. I recall being quite impressed with the performances of Peter Capaldi in his first season as the Doctor, and companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman. I also remember liking most of the the twelve stories (although some more than others), with the exception of The Caretaker, which I didn’t see at all first time around for some reason or another. It’ll be interesting to watch The Caretaker for the very first time, and. I wonder if my opinions of any of the other eleven episodes will change on viewing them second time around.
I’ll be making comments on individual episodes in a follow-up post, but here is a listing of the total contents of the box set.
- 01. Deep Breath
- 02. Into the Dalek
- 03. Robot of Sherwood
- 04. Listen
- 05. Time Heist
- 06. The Caretaker
- 07. Kill the Moon
- 08. Mummy on the Orient Express
- 09. Flatline
- 10. In the Forest of the Night
- 11. Dark Water
- 12. Death in Heaven
There are two long featurettes, and a number of shorter ones. Obviously, I haven’t seen any of these before, so at least that’s some more new material for me to watch. Starting off with the two longer featurettes, followed by the other shorter featurettes :
Doctor Who – The Ultimate Timelord
Doctor Who – The Ultimate Companion
Inside the New Tardis
Casting Peter Capaldi
Writing the New Series
What Is Doctor Who?
Why Watch Season 8?
Music video of Foxes performing Don’t Stop Me Now
There are five discs in all, which should provide a lot of good viewing for several evenings at least. Further comments will be coming soon, as I actually watch the contents.