The beginning of the Peter Capaldi era as the Twelfth Doctor just got a bit more awesome with the announcement that series 8 opening episode on 23 August is scheduled not just on a TV screen near you, but will air in approximately 1500 cinemas around the globe. Following the success of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor”, which was screened in 3D in the same number of cinemas last November, “Deep Breath” the series 8 opener for Peter Capaldi is expected to be shown in cinemas in a simulcast with the television airing.
“Last November the Doctor didn’t just conquer the world on television, he did it in the cinemas too,” said Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat. “And like the show-off he is, he can’t resist another go, one taste of the silver screen is never enough. Movie-land beware – Capaldi is coming to get you!.”
As if the first several teases released by the BBC weren’t enough to whip fans into an August 23 countdown frenzy already, a new teaser trailer has been released maximizing the use of the English language by using only one word in the :15 tease.
Looking quite the self-described rebel Time Lord that he is, sitting atop the TARDIS, Capaldi also confirmed that there would be no romantic story lines between the Doctor and his companion Clara, played by Jenna Coleman. “There’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure, said the Twelfth Doctor. It’s not what the Doctor is concerned with.” There are Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels to deal with, after all.