Doctor Who: Season 8 (2014)


Season 8
Doctor Who

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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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Critic Ratings: 26

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Air date: Aug 23, 2014

While in Victorian-era London investigating oddities such as spontaneous combustions and a dinosaur in the Thames, Clara struggles to know the man the Doctor has become.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2014

The Doctor comes to the rescue of a lone rebel ship that is surrounded by a Dalek fleet.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2014

The Doctor joins forces with Robin Hood to stop the reign of the Sheriff of Nottingham and robots who threaten Sherwood Forest.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2014

The Doctor and Clara are inundated with ghosts from the past and the future.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2014

The Doctor attempts to break into the most dangerous bank in the Cosmos.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2014

The Skovox Blitzer prepares to destroy all of humanity; the Doctor meets Danny Pink.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2014

When the Doctor and Clara crash land on the moon, they discover a mining base full of corpses, spider-like creatures and find themselves facing a dilemma.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2014

A deadly creature is stalking passengers on the Orient Express, and the Doctor must race against the clock.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2014

Clara discovers a menace from another dimension while she is separated from the Doctor; with the Doctor trapped, Clara must defend against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2014

The human race wakes up one morning to discover a surprising invasion: a forest has grown, reclaiming the Earth.

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Cast & Crew

Peter Capaldi
The Doctor

Actor
Jenna Coleman
Clara Oswald

Actor
Neve McIntosh
Madame Vastra

Guest Star
Dan Starkey
Strax

Guest Star
Frank Skinner
Perkins

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Samuel Anderson
Danny Pink

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Hermione Norris
Lundvik

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Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Quayle

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Peter Ferdinando
Half-Face Man

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Trevor Sellers
Mr. Porrima

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Chris Addison
Seb

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James Quinn
Bill

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Michelle Gomez
Missy

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Winston Ellis
Mr. Woods

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Christopher Villiers
Prof. Moorhouse

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Nigel Betts
Mr. Armitage

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Jamie Hill
Foretold

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Jimmy Vee
Skovox Blitzer

Guest Star
Ellis George
Courtney

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Steven Moffat
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 8

  • 3d ago
    A very good season. Mummy being a real highlight
  • Oct 11, 2021
    I would love to rate it higher, but some of the episodes were just really, really bad. For example, I just couldn't stand the two characters in the first episode and just quit watching it. I kind of assumed the rest of the episodes would be like that, but I was pleasantly surprised by episodes like Mummy on the Orient Express and Flatline. I have not watched all the episodes in the season, but the ones I mentioned are quite good. Peter Capaldi is definitely the best part of it though. I prefer him to the goofy Matt Smith, however, I still like the Christopher Eccleston and David Tennet better.
  • Apr 29, 2021
    Disappointing and rather jarring transition from the previous Doctor. After several seasons of some of the most compelling characters and story arcs in the franchise's long history, season 8 is awful in comparison. The season just seems to wander aimlessly and completely abandoned the mystery of Clara arc. The near 180 degree turn in the Doctor from compassionate to coldly indifferent is hard to accept. It's almost like the writers tried to eliminate all the viewer empathy towards the characters that the previous seasons had worked so hard (and successfully) to build. Any viewer expecting arcs like Amy Pond, Rory, or Riversong will be sadly disappointed. Even the build up of Clara's arc seems to have been tossed aside. This season seems to have no depth, no emotion, and very little to offer to draw viewers in. Simply an awful season overall.
  • Apr 04, 2021
    I love Peter Capaldi Doctor. He is more complicated and mystery and dark Doctor. I absolutely love stories in this season.
  • Feb 09, 2021
    Right out of the gate you can tell the Capaldi era isn't going hold up next to the last 3 iterations of the doctor. If your addicted to the show and a long time fan like i am it will pass the time but i warn this season is a pretty big disappointment next to most Doctor Who seasons. Listen may be the worst Doctor Who Episode ever written.
  • Jan 05, 2021
    Most of the episodes were good but the finale wasn't the best
  • Dec 29, 2020
    I don't know, it's not a bad season but I feel like Moffat wasted too much time trying to pass some idea of what the Doctor should be rather than actually making a good season, with good stories and opportunities for the actor to really express themselves.
  • Dec 13, 2020
    The first completely bad season in the new DW with the only mildly good episode being "Flatline". Capaldi is a pretty enjoyable Doctor, but these episodes are just awful.
  • Mar 20, 2020
    Love for Peter, love for Jenna, love for Moffat.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    Peter struggles with the scripts as most new doctors do when the writers don't understand the how the new doctor is portrayed on screen.

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