This Story: Series 8 Story 1. Production code 8.1
Overall: Story 242, Episode 807
Airdate: 23 Aug 2014
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
- Featured the first regular appearance of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor. It also features the last (to date as of Sep 2023) appearance of Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor, in a cameo when he talks to Clara.
- Aired nearly 8 months after the airing of the last episode, “The Time of the Doctor“.
- There’s a reference back to the David Tennant episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” here, which the Doctor clearly on screen says he doesn’t “get”. :)
- Clara does Troughton’s “You’ve redecorated – I don’t like it” here.
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#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 807 - Deep Breath (Story 242, Serial 8.1) - 23 Aug 2014 #DoctorWho 1/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) September 14, 2023
A new Doctor - whom I like. His first story - not so much. This isn't bad really, but it's not the best first story. The Paternoster gang here reminds me of UNIT with the 4th Doctor. It pic.twitter.com/nLetUq4O4T
#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 807 - Deep Breath (Story 242, Serial 8.1) - 23 Aug 2014 #DoctorWho 2/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) September 14, 2023
feels out of place. I do really like Clara's having problems w/change of Doctor - that's never been explored like this. Cameo from Matt Smith (something new). Missy appears for 1st time. pic.twitter.com/ihKtrV6Kx9