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StCoop October 14 2013 12:54 PM

First Director Set For Series 8
 
http://www.screendaily.com/news/ben-...62452.article#

To be honest I never saw what the big fuss with "Kill List" was all about but he's still a coup.

I'm surprised that after all these years back there haven't been more film directors working on the show. There have to be plenty who are fans out there who'd be willing to do give up their normal payday to do it. Then again, I remember Nicolas Winding Refn saying that he'd actually asked if he could direct an episode an got turned down!

Starkers October 14 2013 01:29 PM

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Wow that is quite a coup, although he is a fan and worked with Reece Shearsmith on a Field in England, and Reece is obviously mates with Gattis who's obviously mates with Moffat...

I agree with you on Kill List. I'd heard it was this really scary horror film but it was a bit meh really. I quite liked A Field in England, or at least I liked it a lot better than Kill List. I haven't seen sightseers though. Looks like 12's first two episodes may be a bit creepy. I wonder if they'll be two seperate episodes or a two parter?

StCoop October 14 2013 02:04 PM

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Judge Death wrote: (Post 8768593)
Looks like 12's first two episodes may be a bit creepy. I wonder if they'll be two seperate episodes or a two parter?

It's not clear if they mean the first two episodes to shoot or the first two that will air, since it's not unusual for one not to match the other. (Especially for a new Doctor.)

There was also another report that said filming will start in November, so if that's correct then it will be the latter.

Captaindemotion October 14 2013 02:43 PM

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Haven't seen Kill List but I thought that A Field... was seriously creepy and different (though I would never watch it again). He will certainly bring something new to the table, that's for sure.

Green Lantern October 14 2013 04:48 PM

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Excellent, Capaldi's first story will be a two parter! :) Lets hope it's a dark creepy one. I want Capaldi to be a darker doctor.

Emperor-Tiberius October 14 2013 05:00 PM

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I hope he won't be sleeping in it. :D

Green Lantern October 14 2013 07:30 PM

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lol

One thing I will say for Moffat though is he seems to be good when introducing a new doctor and good with opening a series, I sincerely hope he isn't going to copy Xmas Invasion and the likes. I'd rather he took inspiration from Eleventh Hour and his Silence two parter. That's how you open a series! ;)

DalekJim October 14 2013 08:07 PM

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Kill List was terrific, great news.

Candlelight October 14 2013 11:34 PM

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...and Peter Jackson...

Samurai8472 October 15 2013 02:26 PM

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Emperor-Tiberius wrote: (Post 8769241)
I hope he won't be sleeping in it. :D

*The Doctor is recuperating*

Clara- DOCTOR!


WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That's how I see part 1 ending

Mark_Nguyen October 15 2013 10:09 PM

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Do we know for sure if it's the first two episodes that will be aired, or merely the first two to be filmed? We know that they frequently film stuff out of sequence to actual airdate. In the case of Matt Smith, they first filmed "The Time of Angels" and "Flesh and Stone" before doing "The Eleventh Hour"; Peter Davison and company did "Four to Doomsday" to get the ball rolling before filming "Castrovalva"; and for what it's worth "The Christmas Invasion" was in the can before David and Billie did that post-regeneration scene for Children in Need, though that was more of an afterthought I believe. Point being, while I'm sure this guy knows his stuff, he seems more of a movie guy than a TV director and so for a premiere story I'd think the Moff would want an experienced director to handle it - unless they're looking for a different look and feel again, which is something the show has been doing of late.

Still, I hope that it *is* a two-parter and not a case of this director filming two separate episodes, which again is something they do in filming blocks. We ALL miss Doctor Who two-parters, and if it is the premiere, establishing a new guy across more than one episode will be a switch, since the previous three guys all had one-shots to get going. Lots of options here!

Mark

sttngfan1701d October 16 2013 01:36 AM

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How different can filming TV be from movies? All it is is a faster pace, right? I'm sure any director can adapt to that. Though not a name in the "greatest directors lexicon", McG directed the pilot episode of "Chuck," and it was bloody fantastic. And Scorcese did the first episode of Boardwalk Empire, didn't he?

Smoked Salmon October 16 2013 04:06 AM

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Excited about this news. I was bummed the other day that the first news about Capadli's era was the return of the awful Paternoster Gang (particularly the loathesome comedy Sontaran). This makes up for it.

Green Lantern October 16 2013 11:31 PM

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Smoked Salmon wrote: (Post 8776483)
Excited about this news. I was bummed the other day that the first news about Capadli's era was the return of the awful Paternoster Gang (particularly the loathesome comedy Sontaran). This makes up for it.

Oh god, is the detective trio; the Silurian, the lesbian and the sontaran returning? I feared as much. For fucks sake. Why, just why.

Sindatur October 16 2013 11:40 PM

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Green Lantern wrote: (Post 8779615)
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Smoked Salmon wrote: (Post 8776483)
Excited about this news. I was bummed the other day that the first news about Capadli's era was the return of the awful Paternoster Gang (particularly the loathesome comedy Sontaran). This makes up for it.

Oh god, is the detective trio; the Silurian, the lesbian and the sontaran returning? I feared as much. For fucks sake. Why, just why.

That in fact will be the title of the Christmas Special (It will be a bookend to The Doctor, The Widow and The TARDIS) ;)


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