Monday saw the first shooting day on Series 8 of Doctor Who at the Maltings in Cardiff. A familiar location for Whovians having appeared in episodes such as Gridlock, A Good Man Goes To War and The Next Doctor, it has again been dressed up as a Victorian wharf for what has officially being announced as the first episode of the series.
Returning to Doctor Who in the episode are everyone’s favourite turn of the century trio, the Paternoster Gang of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax.
You’ll probably have already seen new Doctor Peter Capaldi photographed with Jenna Coleman; a couple of snaps have found their way onto Twitter featuring Jenny and Strax seemingly interacting with a local bobby, among other things.
— Simon Clements (@BlueBotDesign) January 7, 2014
Could this imply that episode one will be a crime/mystery story similar to The Crimson Horror?
So we now know that the series will start in Victorian London in an episode written by The Moff and directed by Ben Wheatley but will this influence the new costume which we have yet to see? Could that be the ‘old’ element that has been referenced in past info?
What do you think about all this, do you think staring with the Paternoster Gang is a good move? Would you rather have had something totally different? Are you currently trying to live under a rock and avoid such things as this so you can witness the new series untainted by even the merest of pre-information? Speak your mind into the space below and give us your thoughts.
(via Doctor Who News)