TV News: DOCTOR WHO Return Date And Title Confirmed!

Written by Paul Mount Friday, 27 June 2014

TV News

The BBC have confirmed that the eighth new season of Doctor Who, now starring Peter Capaldi as the twelfth regeneration of the formidable Time Lord, will begin on Saturday 23rd August on BBC1, at a time yet to be announced. The first episode is described as “feature-length” and will be entitled ‘Deep Breath’. Written by current show runner Steven Moffat, the episode sees the Doctor and Clara (Jenna Coleman) arriving back in Victorian times, where they’re reunited with the Paternoster Gang triumvirate of Silurian detective Vastra, her tame Sontaran butler Strax and her… ahem… assistant Jenny. A sparkling new publicity image of Capaldi and his co-star Jenna has been issued along with a brief new teaser trailer.

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+1 #8 Aidan Arkwright 2014-06-30 12:11
Isn't "ahem, assistant" a direct quote from the show?

Anyway, it's clearly not intended with malice. Stand down Social Justice Warrior, safe it for when Moffat really sticks his foot in it.
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0 #7 PMount 2014-06-28 15:23
In fact, I'm not entirely sure I was even aware Jenny was supposed to be Vastra's wife. I find the characters so irritating I don't pay a great deal of attention to the finer detail (so often the case with modern DW episodes, sadly). I recall a few coy comments but can't say I remember any specific reference to J being V's wife.
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0 #6 PMount9720@aol.com 2014-06-28 14:59
Really!? You think their relationship has a sordid connotation? Hmmmm... Anyway, from a purely narrative standpoint, I'm not sure Victorian society recognized the legality of marriage between lizard-women and humans! Let's not be silly about a throwaway comment!
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0 #5 Verity 2014-06-28 14:51
Borders on homophobic, even
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0 #4 Neil 2014-06-28 14:03
Got to agree with the other comments, in this day & age why use the term 'ahem...assistant'. She is Vastra's wife so just say that. Using what you have just makes it more sordid than the quiet manner it is actually potrayed as.
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0 #3 Verity 2014-06-28 13:43
Exactly what I was about to say.

Jenny is Vastra's wife. So say that.
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0 #2 PMount 2014-06-28 08:24
It's a lizard and a woman. It's sci-fi.
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0 #1 Dave 2014-06-28 06:50
Did you have to refer to Jenny as Vastra's 'ahem... assistant'? Surely we've reached a point where we can just say 'wife'. And for Starburst, an advocate for scifi, a genre that dreams of what can be and what SHOULD be, it's unforgiveable.
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