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Doctor Who: Five Old Episodes To Pair With The First Five Episodes Of Season 8

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WhoS8Tonight is the night Doctor Who fans have been waiting months for: the return of the show for its eighth modern season, courtesy of the oversized premiere episode “Deep Breath.” Of course, there have been plenty of clues and hints about what to expect in the weeks and months leading up to it, but Who suffered an even bigger blow last month when scripts for the first five episodes leaked online.

At the time, I debated how to approach the leak, beyond simply reporting on it. There were sites that posted spoiler-ish breakdowns or reviews of the scripts, but I wasn’t interested in doing that. There had to be a middle ground that didn’t involve just letting all the cats out of their respective bags, right? This article is the result of all that mulling: five earlier Who episodes that will, for a variety of reasons, make perfect double-features with the first five episodes of the new season. Sometimes it’s because the episodes share characters or concepts, and sometimes it’s just because…well, you’ll just have to wait and see.

I’m trying to keep this little exercise mostly spoiler-free, but I will be including the official synopses for each of season eight’s first five episodes, so there are some spoilers ahead!

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Doctor Who Porn Parody Gets A Mostly Safe For Work Preview

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Doctor WhoreWhat are you more excited about, the fact that Doctor Who is returning for season 8 this Saturday, August 23, or that you’ll soon be able to watch a Doctor Who porn spoof, not so cleverly called Doctor Whore? We think we know the answer, but don’t worry, we won’t make you say it in front of everyone. We’ve talked about this before, but now we’ve got a look at this pun-filled piece of sci-fi-themed adult entertainment that won’t make you blush if you’re caught looking public.

If you’re a fan of parody pornography, you may very well recognize some of the names involved with Doctor Whore. Director Lee Roy Meyers helmed an earlier Buffy the Vampire Slayer spoof, and the company behind the film, the aptly named Woodrocket, also produced a Game of Thrones video called Game of Bones. Given the amount of sex and nudity in the original, they probably didn’t have to change all that much, though they probably toned down the blood and violence some.

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Firefly, Ghostbusters, And More Get Kid-ified In Art That Will Make You Go Dawwwww

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Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the few true box office saviors this summer, so have having raked in $425 million worldwide so far. While moviegoers might be getting weary of seeing superhero origin stories, Guardians’ tale of how Star-Lord, Rocket, and the rest became a team was so damn charming and funny that it’s almost impossible to dislike. But what if they’d met and decided to guard the galaxy much earlier in their lives? Say, when they were all still knee-high to a Kree? It might look something like this.

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Doctor Who Celebrates 50 Years As An American Icon…Wait, What?

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Doctor Who celebrated its 50th anniversary last year in fine fashion, giving fans a crossover they’d been dreaming of. In The Day of the Doctor, we got to see Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, played by Sam Rockwell and Donald Glover, respectively, teaming up to stop a previously unacknowledged earlier incarnation of themselves — the War Doctor, played by Harrison Ford — from doing something monstrous. Fans were sad that Ninth Doctor Nic Cage didn’t participate, but then he’s made no secret of his disinterest in the franchise ever since — I’m sorry, what was that? You say none of that is right? Oh. Ohhhhhhh. I must have fallen into that alternate reality where Doctor Who was a British thing. You guys are so weird.

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Doctor Who Season 8 Shows Off New Stills From The Premiere Episode

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Doctor WhoThe big deal in science fiction this week has to be the return of Doctor Who. The long running BBC adventure kicks off season 8 this Saturday, August 23, and it will also serve as a proper introduction to the new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, who popped up for a brief appearance in the Christmas special at the end of 2013. To celebrate this momentous occasion, BBC has released a gallery of new stills from the premiere episode “Deep Breath.”

Everyone is curious to see how the reign of this latest Time Lord goes. Since seemingly the moment Capaldi was cast—he’s one of the oldest to ever play the character, taking over for the youngest—talk has centered around how this is going to be a much darker, more dour version of the venerable two-hearted alien. In these photos he definitely looks like a grumpier incarnation than we’ve seen recently, especially with the last two actors.

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Doctor Who Reveals The Writers, Directors, And Titles Of Every Season 8 Episode

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CapaldiWe’re officially less than a week away from new episodes of Doctor Who. Season 8 kicks off this Saturday, August 23, and there is sure to be many interesting things afoot over the course of the next dozen installments. Not only do we get our first proper introduction to Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord, but if the report we heard yesterday is true, they will very likely be looking for a new companion to replace the departing Jenna-Louise Coleman, who will leave after the Christmas special. With so little time left until the season 8 premiere, the BBC has released a list of the writers, directors, and titles for each of the upcoming episodes.

Here’s the full list for your perusal, make of it what you will: