Monday, August 18, 2014

Series 8 episode titles revealed!

The BBC have revealed the remaining titles of Doctor Who Series 8, check them out below! Starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, the new series starts around the world this Saturday, visit the guide to Series 8 HERE.

Episode 1: Deep Breath
Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley

Episode 2: Into The Dalek
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat.
Directed by Ben Wheatley

Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 4: Listen
Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 5: Time Heist
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 6: The Caretaker
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat. Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 7: Kill The Moon
Written by Peter Harness. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express
Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 9: Flatline
Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Directed by Sheree Folkson

Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven
Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The biggest surprise here is the revelation that Moffat is co-writing most of the episodes being done by others. That's likely to make some people cringe but at the same time that says to me that Moffat is making a concerted effort to be consistent.

semiprometheus said...

Let's hope Moffat doesn't hit the Straczynski Zone (a.k.a. the Serling Limit) where he writes everything.

Andy P. said...

Here's the thing: for as much as I see people complain about Moffat (not me; I love his work), his episodes consistently rank as the most loved in polls. Are they perfect episodes? No. But they're fun and inventive. Too many of the writers he hires phone it in. Moffat takes lots of risks with narrative structure (most payoff, but not all)that keep things interesting. I'd be perfectly happy if he wrote every episode (but then I WOULD worry about the quality going down). Few other WHO writers excite me. (Although, I loved "The Girl Who Waited" and would love to see Tom McRae give it another go.)

semiprometheus said...

The problem with a show-runner writing EVERY episode is that they inevitably reach burnout. Writing every episode *and* overseeing everything else would grind everyone down.

The last season of Twilight Zone was certainly not the best, and probably precipitated his effective retirement from TV writing. J. Michael Straczynski is evidently a writing machine, but the last season of Babylon 5 is generally considered the worst. (Granted, part of that was trying to promote B-stories to main arcs.)

While 13 "hours" a year is probably less grueling than 20+, any writer, especially one with other duties, should try to pick good screenwriters and let them do most of the work, rather than try to do too much themselves.

Darryl The Hitman said...

Didn't RTD in his book say that he used to rewrite most scripts as well but usually he let the original writer get the credit?