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Doctor Who: Season 8 (2014)

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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.

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Peter Capaldi
as Doctor Who
Samuel Anderson
as Danny Pink
Alex Kingston
as River Song
Matt Smith (XI)
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 (22) | Top Critics (7)

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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There are more than enough fun moments to at least keep fans interested enough to tune in to next week's episode with the Daleks. With a new Doctor, we'd say that's a win.

August 27, 2014 | Full Review…

It's clear that this is a Doctor apart from his recent predecessors, and we can't wait to see more of him.

August 27, 2014 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

All of the current-era Doctors have done a good job of hinting at the anger and darkness that lurks behind the Doctor's larky facade, but Capaldi brings a welcome element of yearning melancholy to the Twelfth Doctor.

August 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The excitement was over before Capaldi had the chance to stamp his personality on things.

August 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 8

FilipeP.

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.

AnthonyV.

Super Reviewer

½

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

GimlyM.

Super Reviewer

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