Have you ever had the feeling that you were tumbling? Spiralling out of control through time and space, wormholes of your mind as your conscious leads you through your darkest memories. As the warp of the clock, ticking on your life in time with your twin hearts, as though you’re fleeting 2000 years cavorting through the universe are mere specs on the tail of a shooting star cascading to a planet. Burning with the two suns of Gallifrey is the question, am I a good man?
Directed by horror favourite Ben Wheatley, the opening episode has added a hefty weight of darkness on our time traveller. Though the Doctor has grappled with the blacker marks on his soul in previous episodes such as The Water of Mars and the Day of the Doctor; series eight promises to be an incredibly shadowy journey whilst still keeping to the beat of intrigue and adventure.
What do you think of the latest trailer?
Will Capaldi suit the role?
Only time can tell.