Archive for ‘2. Into the Dalek’
September 11th, 2014

Episode 2 of Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Doctor was seen by an official audience of 7.29 million in the UK.

The final rating makes Into the Dalek the 9th most watched programme on British television for the week, and the 2nd most watched across the BBC, with a 30.4% share of the total TV audience.

The consolidated figure is considerably higher than the initial overnight of 5.2 million as it accounts for those who watched the episode within the first 7 days of its transmission.

The series premiere was watched by 9.17 million in the UK and broke records in the US.

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September 7th, 2014
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We’re now three weeks into the brand new series so here’s our round up of all the action, and then some, so far. We’ve seen droids, Daleks and duels and it’s safe to say that the brand new era in the TARDIS has kicked off with a bang…

The timey-wimey drama recommenced in Deep Breath when we were finally introduced to Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor in his first full – and feature – length adventure. He swung into action in Victorian London where a dinosaur was rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly combustions led our heroes to the heart of an alien conspiracy. We were also reunited with Vastra, Jenny and Strax who were on hand to support Clara as she adjusted to her best friend’s new face. We think she handled the situation very well, and it all came down to a cup of coffee and a phone call from an old friend. The new Doctor had arrived!

Next up in Episode 2, the Doctor went where he’s never gone before as he journeyed Into the Dalek on a dangerous mission which forced him to examine his conscience. Faced with a decision that would change the fate of his greatest enemy forever, he proved that there is such a thing as a good Dalek after all – who knew!? This episode also featured the debut of Danny Pink, Clara’s new colleague who we’ve been told has a dark secret from his past…

Last night it was third time lucky for Clara who finally met one of her lifelong heroes, Robin Hood. In a sun-dappled forest, the Doctor was forced to strike up an unlikely alliance with the iconic outlaw in order to save the whole of Nottingham from the Robot of Sherwood.

And it wouldn’t be Doctor Who without an ongoing mystery and there’s already a rather intriguing one developing. In the first two episodes we were taken to ‘heaven’ where we met the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere – otherwise known as ‘Missy’. But who is she and just what awaits the Doctor on the other side? Share your theories in our discussion here!

So, 3 episodes down, 9 to go! How’s Peter Capaldi’s debut series shaping up for you thus far? Are you pleased with our new fiercer Doctor and the darker direction the show seems to be going in? Have your say and don’t miss our individual Discussions for each episode.

September 5th, 2014
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Thanks to everyone who voted in our Week 2 poll! The results are as follows…

Is Danny Pink a good match for Clara?

Yes. (62.9%)

No. (37.1%)

Feel free to discuss the outcome in the comments below. The new series continues tomorrow in Robot of Sherwood.

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September 3rd, 2014
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Samuel Anderson has revealed that his character won’t always see eye to eye with the Doctor.

The actor was introduced as Danny Pink in last weekend’s episode Into the Dalek and has told Hero Complex that viewers will see “a bit of friction” between the teacher and the Time Lord. “Danny’s a complete opposite to the Doctor,” he elaborated. “He’s an ex-soldier and he’s an ex-soldier for a reason, but the Doctor isn’t sure about that when they first meet. His knowledge of math is also a contributing factor!”

Don’t forget to vote in our homepage poll asking ‘Is Danny Pink a good match for Clara?’

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August 31st, 2014
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Over 5 million people accompanied the Doctor and Clara Into the Dalek last night.

According to the overnight ratings, 5.2 million viewers tuned in for the second episode of Series 8 on BBC One, making Doctor Who the second most watched programme of the day with a 24.7% share of the total television audience. It was beaten to the top spot by the return of The X Factor, which attracted 9.3 million to ITV.

The episode saw the Doctor confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever and you can share your thoughts in our discussion, here.

The brand new series continues next weekend in Robot of Sherwood – watch the trailer!

August 30th, 2014
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A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship and only the Doctor can help them now… with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, am I a good man?

After last week’s feature-length premiere Deep Breath, everything was set in stone for the Twelfth Doctor’s debut escapades which continued in spectacular style on BBC One tonight.

It’s Week 2 in the TARDIS and it already feels like the Doctor’s never been away. The same can be said for the dreaded Daleks who returned to our screens tonight to cause yet more chaos and controversy through time and space – and not to mention Doctor Who forums!

For the Doctor and Clara it was bye bye Victorian London and hello to the most dangerous place in the universe as our heroes found themselves in the middle of a lone Dalek fleet. What followed was an adventure that pushed the Time Lord to his limits and, in a time of great need, he depended on the help of his faithful companion more than ever. Confronted with a decision that had the potential to change the future of his greatest enemy, it was a story that proved that even after 50 years of extermination, the Daleks still have the ability to surprise us with a trick or two up their sleeves. Well, if they had any sleeves, that is…

In a nutshell, the latest episode gave us Daleks, danger and Danny Pink, played by Samuel Anderson, who was introduced to us as Clara’s new colleague. We’ll have to stay tuned to see what develops between those two (*ahem*…), but in the meantime you can rate and discuss tonight’s Dalek drama in the comments below. Was it a Dalek tale that will go down in history or is it an abysmal adventure that should be exterminated from our memories?

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments if you haven’t seen Into the Dalek. You have been warned!

August 30th, 2014
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Samuel Anderson has revealed that new series regular Danny Pink has already “experienced a lot” by the time he meets the Doctor and Clara.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly ahead of his debut in tonight’s episode Into the Dalek, the actor explained that his character’s past experiences “questioned him as a man”. “He used to work for the British army,” he said. “As you’ll find out through the series, that really questioned his morals, and he decided to become a maths teacher instead. But he’s quite an everyday man really. He’s into the simple things.”

He continued: “In my first episode, Danny and Clara share a few moments together and it hints at a future that could go either way. So it’s a funny introduction to their relationship.”

Peter Capaldi has suggested that the Doctor is unsure of Danny because of his dark past.

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August 30th, 2014
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Phil Ford has revealed that tonight’s episode of Doctor Who is like “Die Hard in a Dalek’.

The writer, who co-wrote Into the Dalek with Steven Moffat, told Radio Times that the episode addresses themes that they’ve been wanting to explore “for a while”. “We met up and it was a case of fleshing out a story,” he explained. “The idea in essence was that the Doctor goes inside a Dalek, but why does the Doctor go inside the Dalek? Why in all the world would he go inside the most most evil place in the universe?”

All the answers will be revealed on BBC One at 7:30pm. Watch the episode’s trailers here.

New series, new Doctor, new adventures. Click here for all the latest on Series 8!

August 30th, 2014
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The new series continues tonight as the Doctor and Clara find themselves in the most dangerous place in the universe – and we’re not talking about the Great British Bake Off tent!

The Daleks return and our new Time Lord needs Clara by his side when he is confronted with a decision that could change his greatest enemy forever. But will he find the answer to the question, “Am I a good man?”

All will be revealed tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One, and join us straight after for our discussion from 8:15pm…

In the meantime, don’t forget to enter our exclusive Twitter giveaway of Dalek prizes (courtesy of Truffle Shuffle) and use the hashtag #TopDalekMoments to let us know your favourite Dalek memories to date – and you’ve got over 50 years of them to choose from!

New series, new Doctor, new adventures. Click here for the latest on Series 8!

August 29th, 2014
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The BBC has released a new clip from tomorrow’s episode in which Clara is introduced to her new colleague Danny Pink.

The character, played by Samuel Anderson, will become a TARDIS regular so we can assume that their relationship will develop in more ways than one as the series progresses.

Not much is known about him yet but Jenna Coleman has described him as “laid back” and “loveable” while Peter Capaldi has suggested he’s running from a dark past. What secrets will Danny be hiding? Time, as always, will tell…

“I text Jenna when I got the job, and she text back, ‘A-A-A-A-A-ugh, this is big,’” Samuel recently told TVGuide. “I didn’t really know what she meant. Then she wrote, ‘I’ll call you in five minutes.’ And when she called, I heard a big scream and ‘You’re in the whole story!’”

The brand new series continues tomorrow night in Into the Dalek at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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