This is the trailer for Peter Capaldi’s first story Doctor Who 801, “Deep Breath”. It was released by the BBC on their Twitter account.

It is not yet on the BBC standard Youtube account or on the office BBC Doctor Who section of there website. This has lead The Daily Telegraph to label it a secret release!

The new Doctor lands in Victorian London and first we see a dinosaur wandering the streets before we see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in a nightgown. He just regenerated so has to sleep a lot to get over the excitement!

Included in the trailer you can hear is what is now becoming a running joke “You’ve Redecorated”. Originally the 2nd doctor (Patrick Troughton) says “You’ve Redecorated… I don’t like it” in The Three Doctors to the 3rd Doctor (Jon Pertwee).

Then the 11th (Matt Smith) said it at the start of Closing Time to Craig about his house. The 10th (David Tenant) says it again about the Tardis interior in the 50th Anniversay Special to the 10th Doctor. Now we have Clara in this episode comment on the 13th Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) Tardis interior.

Note: Yes we know Peter’s Doctor follows Matt’s Doctor but this appears to be how the production team would like us to number the Doctors. You have to be a real fan to fully understand. 🙂

Colin Davies

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2 replies on “Doctor Who 801 “Deep Breath” trailer gets twitter release”

  1. Maybe I’m not enough of a real fan, but… why is Capaldi the 13th Doctor?

    The same speech that makes it clear that the War Doctor counts as 9 also makes it clear that Tennant counts as both 11 and 12. And 11 makes it very clear that the 13th Doctor is the one who can’t regenerate, and that’s him—and, when that changes, that he’s about to regenerate into 14, the first of a new cycle of regenerations. Plus, you wouldn’t really need to be a “real fan” to have seen either the feature-film episode or the Christmas special.

    So, you’re obviously going for something more obscure… but what?

    The Valeyard is after the 12th incarnation. Merlin could be any incarnation, no reason he has to be pre-Capaldi. Rowan Atkinson would mean you need the other 4 Curse of Fatal Death Doctors. You can’t be thinking of Richard E. Grant from Scream of the Shalka but not thinking of Curse. Even if you’re going to the novels to prove your real-fan-ness, the Other (Lungbarrow) and Soul (Sometime Never) have pretty much equal claims.

    Maybe you’re thinking of actors, not incarnations, and counting either Peter Cushing or Richard Hurndall but not the other, and also not William Russell, Frazer Hines, Tim Treloar, or Jon Culshaw from the audios… but if so, why one and not the others? Or maybe you’re counting Billie Piper because of Rose’s body-swap with the Doctor, but she’s not the only actor to have played the Doctor in another body (going back to at least Katy Manning).

    So… I’m stumped.

    1. Yes, our comment at the end is slightly wrong…

      Having re-checked Peter Capaldi is officially the ‘Twelfth Doctor’. ‘Real’ fans, as our writer Colin put it, will know he is the thirteenth… and also, for you information, that he is on the next cycle of regenerations.

      Love all your points in your last two paragraphs but we were not even getting that in depth, or even thinking of, say, the Donna Doctor!

      As you say just watching the last two Matt Smith stories gives you all you need. However, as you are counting John Hurt’s incarnation, looks like even you have got a little muddled!

      We guess that Peter Capaldi is officially the ‘Twelfth Doctor’ mainly for the marketing…

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