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Doctor Who: Season 8 (2014)




Critic Consensus: Like a TARDIS dropping down in a burst of excitement, Peter Capaldi adds a revitalizing blast of boldness and humor to Doctor Who's time-tested formula.


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A new face for a new series. Peter Capaldi makes his debut as the latest incarnation of the quirky Time Lord, The Doctor. After regenerating at the close of the Christmas special, The Doctor must adjust to his new features and new personality, as so must Clara, who struggles initially to accept the shocking change. However, time is against him as he must embrace his latest form in order to conquer a sinister threat lurking in the background of events.


Peter Capaldi
as Doctor Who
Samuel Anderson
as Danny Pink
Alex Kingston
as River Song
Matt Smith
as Doctor Who
Neve McIntosh
as Madame Vastra
Catrin Stewart
as Jenny Flint
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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 8

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

Here we go again. The Doctor has regenerated and, in his Twelfth's iteration, he's older, funnier and even more eccentric than before.

August 21, 2014 | Full Review…

While I love what Capaldi has done with the Doctor, I'm much less thrilled about the stories he's been featured in.

November 7, 2014 | Full Review…
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Overall, Capaldi's first episode seems flat and uninspired. If he is to be the actor to regenerate a franchise crushed under the weight of its own history, Moffat is going to have to find new places for the TARDIS to go.

January 8, 2020 | Full Review…

It's pretty evident that Moffatt is figuring out where he can take Capaldi's Doctor.

January 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Season eight is not without its wobbles, but as an attempt to inject surprise and danger into this show again, it's a huge success.

December 5, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It was possibly the strongest, clearest mission statement any Doctor ever got to make upon donning his new togs.

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 8


Super Reviewer

The introduction of Peter Capaldi's doctor finds the writing back on par with a few notable exceptions (cough, cough, "Robot of Sherwood"), but Capaldi makes even the dips in writing fun and Clara finally comes into her own.


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Still doesn't bear the magic of earlier Doctor Who, but a stark and sudden improvement of the most recent seasons.


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