"And now it's time for one last bow
Like all your other selves
Eleven's hour is over now.
The clock is striking Twelve's".
If you follow Doctor Who, and follow it like a true die-hard Whovian, then those four lines will be the most emotional and heartbreaking lines for you, and no matter when you hear them, you'll still be sad.
And that's how addictive Doctor Who is. Once you start watching it, you get hooked, and addicted, and when a Doctor leaves, you get devastated.
Doctor Who is a British sci-fi show, which first was aired in 1963, making it the longest running science-fiction show. It featured humanoid alien travelling through space and time in his time machine called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), which is in the shape of a police box, quite common in 1963, when the series first aired, with Bigger On The Inside technology, mentioned quite a lot through out all the 800 episodes. Yes, 800.
Doctor Who originally began in 1963, and ran for an astounding 26 seasons on BBC One, from 23 November 1963 until 6 December 1989. After an unsuccessful attempt to revive regular production in 1996 with a backdoor pilot in the form of a television film, the program was relaunched in 2005 by Russell T Davies who was show runner and head writer for the first five years of its revival, produced in-house by BBC Wales in Cardiff.
As of today, Eleven actors have lead the show with the titular role of the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another, and the differing approach to the role that they bring, is written into the plot of the show as regeneration into a new incarnation, a life process of Time Lords through which the character of the Doctor takes on a new body and, to some extent, new personality, which occurs after sustaining injury which would be fatal to most other species. Peter Capaldi took the twelfth reincarnation of The Doctor, in Matt Smith's finale of his swan song, the 2013 Christmas Special, The Time of The Doctor.
Peter Capaldi, the name sounds familiar to you Whovians right? It should. He's already featured in a episode of the fourth series. Remember him now? Yes. He played the merchant, Lucius Caecilius Iucundus alongside David Tennant in the second episode, "The Fires of Pompeii". He showed quite of liking for the TARDIS then, didn't he? Was that a sign? Might as well have been.
Here's a look at the trailer for Series 8.
After the Doctor getting younger with every reincarnation, Capaldi breaks that chain and after a long time we see a bit old Doctor. Well, except the War Doctor.(Spoilers!)
The trailer looks very impressive, with quite a dark setting, similar to almost the entire of Series 7. By now, the Doctor knows his wrongs, remembers them well and good, and has corrected quite a few (The Day of The Doctor), but a whole lot still remain, and with Twelve himself saying, “I've made many mistakes. It’s about time that I did something about that.”, Series 8 and Peter Capaldi might be the best we've seen of the Doctor.
Jenne Coleman continues as the companion "Clara "The Impossible Girl" Oswald", and it might add a great deal of mystery with the happenings of the Series 7 finale, The Name of The Doctor.
All in all, after a stunning 3 series under Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi has a huge task to match, if not better him, and by the looks of the trailer he's all set to become the next British sci-fi phenomenon.
Doctor Who season 8 premieres on August 23rd, 2014.
And Always Remember, Bowties are Cool.