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Doctor Who series 8: In The Forest Of The Night spoiler-free review

21 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Series 8's winning streak continues with a Frank Cottrell Boyce-penned episode that has a great deal to say...

In The Forest Of The Night brings to an end a run of four Doctor Who series 8 episodes from writers who'd never penned an adventure for the show before before. On the basis of all four stories they came up with, every one of them should be warmly welcomed back in the future.

This latest comes from Frank Cottrell Boyce, whose extensive and hugely impressive writing career to date has taken him from Coronation Street and the wonderful, wonderful Millions, through to Welcome To Sarajevo and Code 46. And it would be fair to say that by the time he sat down to write In The Forest Of The Night, he had plenty of things he wanted to say. To his credit, he's squeezed a great many of them into a 45 minute Doctor Who adventure. »

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Jamie Mathieson interview: writing Doctor Who

21 October 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The writer of Mummy On The Orient Express and Flatline, Jamie Mathieson, talks us through his Doctor Who experience....

Even before the credits had rolled on his second Doctor Who episode, Flatline, people were asking if writer Jamie Mathieson would be back for series 9 of the show. But Mathieson's path to Doctor Who goes right the way back to his original pitch in 2004, via a feature film screenplay (Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, his writing on Being Human and a further, unsuccessful Who pitch.

We caught up with Mathieson, once Mummy On The Orient Express and Flatline - his first two Doctor Who adventures - had screened. And he took us through his Doctor Who experience...

You've said before that you arrived at your Doctor Who pitch meeting with four episodes outlined. First thing then: what's a Doctor Who pitch meeting actually like?

A Doctor Who pitch meeting is fairly banal really. »

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Doctor Who, Ep. 8.08-09, “Mummy on the Orient Express” and “Flatline”: Clara channels the Doctor

19 October 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Doctor Who, Season 8, Episode 8, “Mummy on the Orient Express

Written by Jamie Mathieson

Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Doctor Who, Season 8, Episode 9, “Flatline”

Written by Jamie Mathieson

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Airs Saturdays at 9pm Et on BBC America

These weeks, on Doctor Who: Clara gets comfortable lying, the Doctor enjoys not knowing, and it’s a bad time to be a red shirt

In their reviews of “The Caretaker” and “Mummy on the Orient Express”, the fantastic Tom and Lorenzo postulated that Clara has become addicted to traveling with the Doctor, showing many of the signs of addiction. While this is absolutely the case, and could certainly be part of where showrunner Steven Moffat is planning to take the rest of the season, with “Flatline”, another aspect of Clara and the Doctor’s arcs this season finally becomes clear—Clara is becoming more like the shifty, callous late Eleventh and now Twelfth Doctors, »

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New Who Review – “Flatline”

18 October 2014 9:42 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s the premise of a classic short novel by a Shakespearian scholar and at least a half dozen EC Comics.  What happens when beings based in a differing number of dimensions interact?  Usually it’s the higher dimensions assaulting us, but if the invasion comes from the ground up, one would hope your defensive wall could be a…

Flatline

By  Jamie Mathieson

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

A mysterious force is causing the dimensions in a council estate near Bristol to collapse, resulting in people vanishing, with only distended and partial projections left behind.  The Tardis is affected by the distortion, and when it lands, the connection between the interior and exterior of the ship is…oddly affected.  Reduced to half-size, and then smaller, The Doctor is trapped within the ship, leaving Clara as the one with boots on the ground to discover the source of the attack, save everyone, »

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Doctor Who: See Doctor's dangerous trip in 'Forest of Night' teaser

18 October 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Doctor Who has unveiled a trailer for next weekend's episode 'In the Forest of the Night'.

The next series eight episode sees The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) venturing into a dangerous forest with Danny Pink and a group of precocious schoolchildren.

'In the Forest of the Night' was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, who is making his Doctor Who debut.

The writer's notable work includes the Steve Coogan films 24 Hour Party People and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, as well as the BAFTA Award-nominated movie Hilary and Jackie.

Doctor Who series 8 'Flatline' recap: A bumpy ride?

Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat has promised that Boyce's episode is "genius".

Harley Bird, Jenny Hill and Siwan Morris will be among the guest cast for 'In the Forest of the Night'.

Doctor Who airs on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the Us.

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Doctor Who 8.9 Blog: Flatline [Contains Spoilers]

18 October 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writer: Jamie Mathieson

Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Starring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, John Cummins, Jessica Hayles

The Story: While attempting to drop Clara back home, the Doctor winds up in Bristol. Trapped in a shrunken Tardis, he sends Clara to investigate a mysterious two-dimensional anomaly…

The Verdict:

If Jamie Mathieson’s second Doctor Who episode is anything to go by, Steven Moffat may wish to hire him as a permanent writer. In fact, how about Moffat just hands over the showrunner crown entirely? Of the entirety of Peter Capaldi’s first series as the Doctor, only Mathieson’s writing has really delivered on the originality front. Last week’s Mummy on the Orient Express took a classic monster and gave it a unique twist; this week, he’s dreamt up something new altogether.

Flatline might bring the danger in its later moments, but it starts spritely. The Doctor accidentally »

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Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series DVD details revealed

18 October 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BBC has announced details of the upcoming DVD release of Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series, which is set to arrive in the UK on November 17th 2014. Here’s the cover art, as well as a list of the special features…

Special Features:

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (A 45-minute feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (A second 45-minute feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)

Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (A 45-minute documentary about the 2014 Doctor Who World Tour)

Four exclusive audio commentaries (Episodes and contributors Tbc)

Doctor Who Exclusive (Four two-minute cast interviews)

Doctor Who Extra (12 10-minutes behind the scenes features)

Deep Breath Cinema Panel (Exclusive 30-minute feature, recorded in London on 23 August 2014, featuring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat, and hosted by Zoe Ball)

Source: Doctor Who TV

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Doctor Who series 8: everything we know about Missy so far

17 October 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Doctor Who series 8 draws towards its end, Andrew ticks off everything we've learned about Michelle Gomez's character, Missy, so far.

Warning: contains spoilers for Doctor Who series 8 up to and including Flatline.

The article will begin after a picture of Daphne The Spoiler Squirrel. Only if you're ready for spoiler chat should you scroll past Daphne. She won't be offended either way.

"Clara. My Clara, I chose well."

Empiricism and Steven Moffat series arcs. We meet again.

The line above, said at the end of tonight’s Doctor WHo episode, Flatline, strongly implies that Missy chose Clara for something, which ties in with the on-going plot strand about the ‘Woman in the shop’ who gave Clara the Doctor’s number. It doesn’t, of course, confirm that it was Missy in the shop, that she was involved, or indeed even that it was Clara who was chosen.

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Doctor Who series 8: Flatline review

17 October 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Spoilers: we take a look at Doctor Who series 8 episode 9, Flatline. And there's plenty to talk about...

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.

8.9 Flatline

"These readings are very ish-y"

Ah, Missy, Missy, Missy. The plot thickens. With Clara and the Doctor seemingly as close to happy families as they've been all series, Missy has to go and throw another spanner in the works right at the end.

She does it with a simple line, and a giggle. "Clara, my Clara. I chose well", she says. So woah: is Clara Missy's mole? Has she been placed into the Doctor's life deliberately all along (it's been hinted that the two coming together is no coincidence in the past)? Is Clara aware that she's part of whatever Missy's plan is? Is the internet big enough to handle all the speculation?

Not for the first time this series, the last moments »

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Is The Twelfth Doctor As Grumpy As He Seems?

17 October 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Jake Simpson is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The new Doctor Who is grumpy, cynical, sarcastic and a misanthrope, says contributor Jake Simpson. Have Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi made a mistake?

The post Is The Twelfth Doctor As Grumpy As He Seems? appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Moffat: “Don’t Give Fans What You Think They Want”

16 October 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Steven Moffat has spoken; he will not pander to your whims when it comes to fan expectation. Speaking during a panel session at the Mipcom conference in Cannes Moffat said: “You don’t give them what you think they want. That would be mad! The only useful index you’ve got is what you would like.” Trusting...

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Steven Moffat teases ‘proper scary’ Doctor Who series 8 finale

16 October 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat reveals his motives behind bringing the Cybermen back for series 8…

Series 8 of Doctor Who is flying by, and will be all wrapped up next month. General consensus? It's been a successful series, with our fag packet assessment being that more people seem to be keen on it than not.

For the two-part finale Dark Water/ Death In Heaven, Mr Steven Moffat has brought back the Cybermen. Chatting to Doctor Who Magazine, he explained why.

“I really wanted to do a Cyberman story, because they were always my favourites when I was a kid, and I was quite surprised that one way or another I’d never used them in any of my own scripts, except as supporting characters.”

Ever the tease, Moffat added that “I wanted to do a proper scary one.”

With Missy and Seb expected to feature heavily too, along with appearances from »

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Steven Moffat Discusses Finale In Doctor Who Magazine 479

15 October 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

In the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (479) showrunner Steven Moffat talks about the return of the Cybermen in this year’s final adventure. Says Moffat of the cyborgs who have appeared five times on his watch (more than any other series producer): “I really wanted to do a Cyberman story, because they were always...

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Steven Moffat talks fan service: You dont give them what you think they want

15 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner: That would be mad! The only useful index youve got is what you would like

As executive producer and lead writer of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is used to fans expressing strong opinions on his work, for better or worse. But hes determined not to pander to them.

You dont give them what you think they want. That would be mad! The only useful index youve got is what you would like, said Moffat, speaking during a panel session at the Mipcom conference in Cannes.

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Finding The Man Who Would Be King

12 October 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who behind. It might not be today, nor tomorrow, but at some point in the foreseeable future the current showrunner will be putting down his pencil, disconnecting his feverish nightmares from the Whoniverse and moving onto pastures new (presumably more Sherlock). So what happens next? Well, of course, Doctor Who...

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Neil Gaiman vs Steven Moffat: Friction Between Geniuses?

11 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Nick Kitchen is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

In the annals of Doctor Who, there have been many historic conflicts. The Doctor vs. the Daleks. The Doctor vs. the Cybermen. The Sixth Doctor’s Coat vs. my eyes. The list goes on and on. However, dear reader, there is a more interesting face-off a-brewing in the Whoniverse (and no, it’s nothing to do with Phillip...

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Doctor Who complete reviews: Listen

11 October 2014 4:34 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Here's a question for you. Do you ever feel that you're marching out of time with the rest of the world? Especially when it comes to popular opinion? It's a mystery that frequently leaves me scratching my head. Popular opinion meant that somehow, Jj Barrie's schmaltzy dirge No Charge sold enough quantities to reach Number One in 1976. Popular opinion means that every two years in June, people become football fans regardless of whether they like the sport or not. And of course, it also means the continuation of a past-its-sell-by-date-show in which three pub bores with stupid hair talk rubbish about cars for a merciless hour. Abraham Lincoln once claimed that standing by a principle in the face of everybody else rejecting it links the human to the divine – whether or not that includes popular opinion on another Steven Moffat script is a point still to be decided.

It's a funny thing, »

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Watch Foxes cameo in Doctor Who's 'Mummy on the Orient Express'

9 October 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Get a first look at Foxes' cameo on Doctor Who in a Digital Spy exclusive clip.

The 'Youth' singer appears in 'Mummy on the Orient Express', performing a reworked version of a classic pop hit.

Frank Skinner also guests in Saturday's episode as Perkins - Chief Engineer on the space-age Orient Express.

"I like the fact that he gets gags, and that the Doctor actually is quite respectful to him and knows that he's not an idiot," Skinner said.

"Perkins is very, very bright. He's the second brightest man on the train. You can probably guess who the brightest one is."

Steven Moffat added: "Frank's been petitioning to be in Doctor Who for a very long while, and of course we've been actually very keen to find him a part because he's brilliant.

"He's not just a great comedian and a great Doctor Who fan, he's someone who can »

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Doctor Who: why care about scientific plausibility?

7 October 2014 10:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Doctor Who has long glossed over scientific logic for storytelling reasons, says Andrew. Why complain about implausibility now?

Warning: contains spoilers for series eight episode Kill The Moon.

Doctor Who has gained a reputation for being unrealistic. While the original run is seen as generally striving for, if not accuracy, then at least scientific plausibility, since 2005 it's ditched this in favour of less rigorous, more fantastical ideas and resolutions. It's become more impressionistic, favouring symbolism over physics and magic over advanced science.

Way back in Rose, we were treated to Anti-Plastic, a term so simple and free of technobabble that it still causes raised eyebrows and froth expulsion to this day. How simplistic. How dumbed down. Jon Pertwee would be spinning in his grave, and then presumably spinning the other way.

Except that plastic-dissolving solutions exist now, as does flesh-eating bacteria. Is it really so unlikely that the Doctor could »

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Doctor Who: First look at Frank Skinner in 'Mummy on the Orient Express'

7 October 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Frank Skinner is such a big fan of Doctor Who that he even has his own five-foot cardboard Dalek in his bedroom, so it must be a dream come true for the comedian to find himself joining the show for this week's episode 'Mummy on the Orient Express'.

Skinner is cast as Perkins in the exciting new episode, which also guest stars David Bamber, singer-songwriter Foxes, John Sessions and Christopher Villiers.

Speaking about landing the role, Skinner said: "I love this show. I subscribe to Doctor Who Magazine, I've got a Tardis ringtone, a five-foot cardboard Dalek in my bedroom and when I got the call saying they wanted me to read for the part, I was in the back of my tour bus watching episode three of 'The Sensorites'. I am beyond excited."

Showrunner Steven Moffat joked that he gave Skinner the part to stop him camping out in his garden. »

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