Filming on Doctor Who series 8 started this year and we’ve got some fantastic shots from the the set in Cardiff.
For those of you interested in what’s happening in the realm of Doctor Who, they’re currently filming in Cardiff and thanks to set visitor Ryan Farrel, we’ve got some really interesting photos and videos so share!
The episode currently filming is set in Victorian times, and yes that means Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax are back! We’re in the dark about what the plot involves, of course, but these photos from the set show us Vastra in all her green glory, Strax and even Peter Capaldi riding a horse!
Note that the clothes that Capaldi is wearing are not his Doctor’s iconic outfit; we don’t expect the 12th Doctor to be walking around in pajamas all season long. The likely explanation is that, similar to 10’s regeneration, the Doctor is passed out and being taken care of in Victorian times.
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The Mirror, a UK publication, is claiming that they have source who says Capaldi’s Doctor and Jenna Louise-Coleman’s companion have a spiky relationship at the beginning.
The quote from the source goes: “As a new Time Lord you need all the friends you can get, but he even has to win over his companion. Clara grew very attached to Matt and that shows in the opening episodes.
“Peter’s Doctor has to get past a spiky opening and try to make Clara a sidekick who will help him save the world from the usual mix of aliens and monsters from the galaxy.”
The change in relationship makes sense, seeing that the 12th Doctor is reportedly a darker and more serious Doctor, seriously contrasting against Matt Smith’s childish and generally happier 11th Doctor. We’re interested to see how Capaldi’s Doctor will eventually win over Clara, which will probably in turn win over the rest of the Doctor Who audience who are less enthused about Capaldi taking over the role.
Doctor Who series 8 will come back in August of this year, and will not be split into two parts like series 7, so we’ll have plenty of time to get used to the new Doctor when he finally arrives.