We are ‘Gifing Out’ over Doctor Who Season 8 and the Chris Hardwick Specials

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Helloooo Doctor Who Season 8 Premiere!  Not only will we be seeing the first episode of Doctor Who Season 8 starring Peter Capaldi soon, but BBC America announced today that they have some great events in store for all of us Whovians!

Let’s Gif Out!!

1.  Put everything else aside and check out these official photos from season 8 featuring Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald.

Chris Hardwick and Craig Ferguson


I can only imagine the Time Lord level of adventures that are in store for the Doctor and his companion as they travel in the tardis.

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Photo Credit: BBC America

2.  “Deep Breath” is the first episode in season 8 which will premiere on August 23rd.  As part of the celebration, THE Nerdist, Chris Hardwick, will host a live special before and after the episode.

Chris Hardwick Posing


In case you don’t know about Chris Hardwick.  Wait! If you don’t know about Chris Harwick, we need to have a little chat.

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Moving on…

Chris Hardwich founded Nerdist, his popular website and podcast “devoted to all things nerd related.” He is host of “Talking Dead” which shows on AMC after “The Walking Dead” and is the ultimate fan/nerd!

From the BBC America Press Release:

Announced today, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick will host Doctor Who: LivePre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who:After Who Live at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders on August 23. The pre-show and post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

3.  Special Shows on BBC America leading up the premiere of “Deep Breath”.  Did they say specials in the week before the premiere?  I can and will get on board with it especially if they include a shirtless David Tennant. yum

Chris Hardwick and David Tennant


Travel to More Doctor Who News! 

From the BBC America Press Release:

In the lead up to Doctor Who’s new season, BBC AMERICA will premiere a series of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August 16, 9:00pm ET followed by The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET. The Doctor Who TakeoverWeek marathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am ET. Starting August 6, BBCAmerica.com will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes – the top selections of this “Make Your Own Sunday” poll will run in a BBC AMERICA marathon on Sunday, August 24.

4.  Theatrical Events to Celebrate the Premiere of Season 8.  I’m going to be watching out for more announcements to make sure I get tickets! I want to see Doctor Who on the big screen and then you will definitely see the full fangirl freakout!

Chris Hardwick Excited


From the BBC America Press Release:

Theatrical Events Across the U.S. – August 23 and August 25

Announced today, BBC AMERICA and Fathom Events are teaming up again for two days of theatrical screening events of Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath in the U.S. This electrifying episode will be shown in select cinemas across the U.S. and will also include 15 minutes of cinema exclusive bonus content.

On Saturday, August 23 at midnight, there will be 12 theatrical events in 12 cities at 12am/midnight to celebrate the launch of the new season. More information will be announced on August 5 atwww.FathomEvents.com.

On Monday, August 25, the celebration goes nationwide with two showings at 7:00pm and 9:30pm (local time). The event will be presented in more than 550 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are now available for Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath at participating theater box offices and online atwww.FathomEvents.com.

For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

5.  The Doctor Who Cast will be touring across the world in 12 days prior to the premiere on August 23rd.  What I’d give to be in one of those tour cities!  Talk about a memorable Whovian moment-If you are not a Doctor Who fan (gasp) and are in one of these cities, I will trade places with you in a second in order to be a part of the Whovian tour.

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From the BBC America Press Release:

Ahead of the new season premiere, Doctor Who: The World Tour will see the stars visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season. Details about the New York visit on August 14 will be announced in the coming days. More information on the itinerary for Cardiff (UK), London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is available on www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour.

And for good measure, you need to take another look at the Doctor Season 8 trailer.

How will you celebrate the premiere of Doctor Who?

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  • Ginger Clark

    Ohmygodohmygod SO EXCITED!! I think Peter Capaldi is going to be amazing!! I love that Chris Hardwick gif. ‘A lot of people aren’t into Doctor Who…’, ‘I don’t understand what you’re saying…’. I just love him.