‘Doctor Who’ news summary: Everything we know so far about Season 8

Doctor Who will return for a full season  in 2014, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara.

This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed, with the latest updates at the top of each section. Rumours and unconfirmed reports will be marked with a *.

> Like our new Doctor Who page on Facebook for all the latest news on the show.

Warning: As filming progresses, this summary may include rumours that later turn out to be spoilers.

> Order Season 8 on DVD on Amazon.

> Order Season 8 on Blu-ray on Amazon.


Showrunner/lead writer: Steven Moffat.

Executive producers: Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin.

Producers: Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett.

Writers: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Gareth Roberts, Stephen Thompson, Phil Ford, Jamie Mathieson and Peter Harness.

Directors: Ben Wheatley, Paul Murphy, Douglas Mackinnon, Paul Wilmshurst, Sheree Folkson and Rachel Talalay.

Main cast: Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as companion Clara.

Recurring cast: Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink and Ellis George as Courtney Woods.

Series 8 filming duration: Tuesday 7 January 2014 until Wednesday 6 August 2014.

Broadcast: Saturday 23 August 2014 until Saturday 8 November 2014.


Doctor Who Series 8


Jenna Coleman: Series 8 won’t dwell on the “impossible girl” mystery of Clara’s character

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore: “[Series 8 is] visceral, emotional and epic… [there is] nothing safe and predictable about the new series and the new Doctor.”

Peter Capaldi: “There’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure. It’s not what this Doctor is concerned with.”

Peter Capaldi: “…it’s going to be a bit different from what we’ve seen over recent years. A bit more gravity. Some situations are a bit more sombre and I think there are more rooted dramatic scenes…. we have another level of drama, another tone. And the scenes are longer.”

Peter Capaldi: “We still blow a lot of shit up. That’s very important…”

Steven Moffat: “One of the watchwords we have this year is there are consequences for choosing to live like this. It’s not a fairytale. If you have people back home, if you run away it’s going to have an effect on them.”

Steven Moffat: “We want to make it feel that these adventures can hurt…”

Steven Moffat: “It needs to be surprising again. The rhythm has to alter, which it has [in Series 8].”

Radio Times: “[Peter Capaldi] is the oldest Doctor and there is a sense he is more distanced from his assistant, more of a mystery He is perhaps less a mate, and someone she looks up to. She has to try and gauge him – but dramatically it’s very satisfying and onscreen they work very well together.”

Steven Moffat: “There is something about [his] demeanour, his eyes, his attitude – he’s tremendously bright and that comes out on screen.”

Radio Times: “[Series 8’s] storylines have started from “the bottom up” with Capaldi’s Doctor having a clean slate of storylines with little reference to his predecessors.”

Steven Moffat: “Now those pesky humans who keep following him home are usually content to stumble about, saying ‘It’s bigger on the inside’ and remain sufficiently in awe of the Police Box magic never to question it. But clever, sceptical, hard-to-impress Clara might just cause trouble. It’s almost like it’s all building to something… Oh! What’s this I’m writing today?”

Mark Gatiss: “I think the way the Time Lords were represented in ‘The End of Time’ and ‘The Day of the Doctor’ was very exciting because we’re seeing them in a crisis and they’re trying to come up with different ways of saving themselves. But I suppose if the Doctor ever does find Gallifrey again, then we might find out more. Who knows…”

Mark Gatiss: “Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated. I know that’s why Russell T Davies came up with the whole idea of the Doctor being the last one because eventually if you see them so often they become a bit like a bunch of MPs, whereas if you talk about them as this amazing, powerful force, they’re much more exciting.”

Peter Capaldi: “…I’m looking forward to sharing with the world the very exciting journey the new series is taking us on.”

Steven Moffat: “There’s a sort of control freak element to [Clara’s] character. Now we’re going to give her a Doctor who’s not like that at all, who’s a much older, fiercer, madder, less reliable Doctor, who leads her a merry dance. And she’s trying to keep him secret and she’s now working in a school…”

Peter Capaldi [on his costume]: “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.”

Steven Moffat: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”

Jenna Coleman: “[There are] exciting times ahead. [Peter Capaldi is] great… It’s been great to get up on our feet and get started – we just seem to have taken off like a rocket.”

Steven Moffat: “There would be little point in making as radical a change as we’ve made unless you’re going to go quite different with the Doctor.”

Steven Moffat: “Our vague idea is… the last two Doctors have been brilliant, and have been your ‘good boyfriend’ Doctors. But the Doctor isn’t always like that. There is the sort of Tom Baker, Christopher Eccelston end of the spectrum, where he is mad and dangerous and difficult.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning: “Excitement and anticipation fills the air as Peter Capaldi’s Doctor takes control of the TARDIS for the very first time today. It’s going to be one hell of a ride and I can’t wait for the journey to start.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One: “A new year, a new face, a new Doctor! 2014 has arrived and it’s Peter Capaldi’s time so let the adventures begin!”

Steven Moffat: “I think it was time for the show to flip around a bit.”

Steven Moffat: “I just felt watching last time around [Series 7] that ‘oh, it’s time we fixed that and changed that and moved that up a bit and changed that tone’. So now we’ve got to actually get a bit raw at it and do it in a different direction.”

Jenna Coleman: “It will be a different show next year. Me and Peter [Capaldi] will get together before Christmas to start rehearsing and the scripts will start coming in.”

Steven Moffat: “There’ll be no split.”

Jenna Coleman: “I don’t know what [Clara’s relationship with the Doctor] is going to be. You know it’s completely open, but in theory it could be a new Clara for the new Doctor even. You know a Clara could pop-up at any time in theory. I don’t know if they will or not. It’s definitely something that’s been set-up, though.”

Steven Moffat: “…there’s something about Matt’s Doctor that paves the way for Peter’s Doctor somehow. I can somehow absolutely believe that the strange old/young Matt Smith will turn into the strange young/old Peter Capaldi.”

Alex Kingston: “I look forward to sharing more of [River] with you in the future, but… spoilers!”

Steven Moffat: “I’m probably done to be honest on what you can do with the Weeping Angels. But other writers have to have a go.”

Armando Iannucci: “I’d love to write [an episode of Doctor Who]! Steven Moffat hasn’t asked me, but it would be great because I love sci-fi and I grew up with Doctor Who as well.”

Jenna Coleman: “[The 50th anniversary special] changes things. It changes everything. So we’re kind of on this blank canvas [for Series 8]. I don’t know where Steven [Moffat] is going to take it.”

Steven Moffat: “I’d be very surprised if [Peter Capaldi’s Doctor] didn’t [have a Scottish accent].”

Steven Moffat: “I love the character [of Dorium Maldovar]. We would bring him back if we had a good story for him. But he’s just a head in a box, which could make it slightly limiting.”

Steven Moffat: “[The Twelfth Doctor is] going to look like an older man. A fiercer man. He won’t be the dashing young man he was a minute ago, and I think that’ll be rather exciting…”

Jenna Coleman: “We couldn’t get to know too much about her because she was a mystery [in Series 7]. It’s going to be nice just to have her as a human, as a girl. There’s quite a lot to explore still, I think.”

Jenna Coleman: “I’m so excited Peter Capaldi is the man taking on the challenge of becoming the Twelfth Doctor. With Steven’s writing and his talent I know we’ll be making an amazing show with an incredible incarnation of number 12. I can’t wait to start this new adventure!”

Brian Minchin: “My main job now is staring in awe at the 50th Anniversary Special and wondering ‘How the hell do we follow on from that?! Then, when I stop gawping and wondering, ‘How did they do that bit, and that one, and that bit!’ I will start work on the Christmas episode, written by Steven Moffat himself.”

Brian Minchin: “A whole new series! But we certainly won’t be releasing the details of that series right now in May 2013. Oh dear, that sounds mean! Well, I can tell you that I have just spent a very happy few days meeting some scarily clever writers, and we have an incredible set of stories to work on. More adventures ahead!”



Episode 1: ‘Deep Breath’

Air date: Saturday 23 August 2014, 7.50pm.

Directed by Ben Wheatley.

Written by Steven Moffat.

Running time: Feature-length episode (apparently 75 minutes).

Guest cast: Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny, Dan Starkey as Strax, Paul Hickey as Inspector Gregson, Tony Way as Alf, Maggie Service as Elsie, Sean Ashburn as Restaurant Droid, Mark Kempner as Victorian Cabbie.

Official synopsis: “When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London, he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy?”


Steven Moffat: “A slaughterhouse restaurant and a buried spaceship lead the Doctor into a confrontation with a long-forgotten foe…”

Ben Wheatley: “For me, they’re back to classic Who, or the mid-Tennant adventures, where you’d tell a story and move on to the next one, less tied up in the machinations of long plot arcs.”

Steven Moffat: “It’s really about Clara trying to cope … mixed in with a truly terrifying monster.”

Jenna Coleman: “I saw the first episode and it’s amazing how different it feels. It’s darker. The limits feel like they’re being pushed more in terms of danger and the dread. It’s scarier, that’s for sure.”

Steven Moffat: “It’s a big introduction—he’s the new Doctor. There’s no point pretending that it’s not the most interesting, dynamic thing that you’ve got to sell in that first episode. It’s going to be about ‘What’s he like? How’s he different?’”

Steven Moffat: “I suppose it feels a bit like a character piece, but there’s plenty of action and nonsense and jeopardy, as there ever is in Doctor Who.”

The Doctor: “Clara, be my pal. Tell me, am I good man?”

Clara: “I don’t think I know who the Doctor is anymore…”

Reece Shearsmith: “There’s a very abrupt and savage streak in Ben [Wheatley]’s work, but I don’t think it will quite filter through [into his Doctor Who episodes]…”

Jenna Coleman: “We pretty much kick off where we left off at Christmas and we carry on the story straight away after the regeneration so we’re dealing with that for the first ep.”

Steven Moffat: “[Clara] just seemed so totally in control and so sort of perfect and sweet [in Series 7] that you really wanted to mess her around a bit and say, now let’s give her a situation that she can’t control.”

Neve McIntosh: “It will be sad not to be working with Matt [Smith] again but I’m really looking forward to Peter [Capaldi] taking over and seeing what he does with it. [Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax will] be helping the Doctor more, but I can’t say anything else.”

Steven Moffat: “In a world with which you are familiar [with Clara, Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax all returning], you can make the Doctor more of a stranger again.”

The Mirror: “As a new Time Lord you need all the friends you can get, but he even has to win over his companion. Clara grew very attached to Matt [Smith’s Doctor] and that shows in the opening episodes. Peter [Capaldi]’s Doctor has to get past a spiky opening and try to make Clara a sidekick who will help him save the world from the usual mix of aliens and monsters from the galaxy.”

Peter Capaldi: “New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”

Steven Moffat: “First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.”

Steven Moffat: “I think [late summer 2014 is] probably right [for Series 8’s start date]. But these things change so often.”

Ben Wheatley: “I am very excited and honoured to be asked to direct the first two episodes of the new series of Doctor Who. I’m really looking forward to working with Peter Capaldi and finding out where Steven Moffat is planning to take the new Doctor.”


View next page for info on Episode 2…

  • R.J Keane

    I’d love a medieval themed episode where the Doctor and Clara must send a knight back to its own time. Call it ‘Knightmare’ or something.

    • The Nameless One

      With a horse named Arthur!

      • The Doctor

        The horses name is Susan, and he’d like you to respect his life choices

        • The Nameless One

          I mean the horse that the 10th Doctor rode through the mirror in The Girl in the Fireplace.

        • The Critic of Asparagus Doom

          Nice reference there! Sly wink…

  • Jody Drummond

    I want to see Captain Jack come back somehow.

    • The Nameless One

      You are right. His story arc is incomplete.

    • Jacob Teague

      Not gonna happen unfortunately. Moffat is a homophobic..

      • alexis

        Uhh, Steven Moffat wrote Jack’s first episodes and is mostly responsible for creating the character.

        • Sir Doctor of TARDIS

          nope, the character is russell t davies’ .. but i agree he’s not homophobic

          • Tethryn

            The episode he was first in was steven moffet’s so the homophobic statement is completely wrong.

          • Sir Doctor of TARDIS

            i know… but he was created by Davies
            and i know he’s not homophobic, that’s what i said.

          • RockyJohan

            No Moffat created him, then Davies kinda took him over.

          • Sir Doctor of TARDIS

            yeah sure, whatever makes you sleep at night.

          • Bob Redmund Bro

            The hell? He’s not Homophobic! He did create Vasta and Jenny after all!

          • Darth TARDIS.

            Sounds like you’re grappling at something to hate Moffat for in order to help you sleep at night, but fact is fact- Moffat created Jack.

          • Kyder Dog

            > the character is russell t davies
            so we will never see him again.

          • Bob Redmund Bro

            He was going to come back in a good man goes to war, but he couldn’t. It doesn’t matter who created him.

      • Sean Hunter Bricker

        You’re bleeding kidding right? He is far from homophobic. For Christ sake, Moffat is the head writer and if he didn’t like some of the very clearly LGBT elements he could get them scribbled out. Seriously though. Plus he worked with RTD, and is good friends with him, I highly doubt he has issues with

        • Tydeus

          Also, not forgetting Jenny and her wife. Vastra?

      • Kayne Walker

        How the hell has he worked with and co-created a show with Mark Gatiss?

      • Bob Redmund Bro

        Moffat wrote the first lesbian kiss in the show, and has written quite a few Gay characters, how is this Homophobic!? Not to mention Moffat is best friends with Mark Gattis, who is gay…

      • Flor

        John Barrowman is working for the CW and is a regular character on Arrow so I don’t think it will be possible 🙁 I wish

  • DoctorWho50

    Danny Pink?
    Colonel Blue?
    I thinks there’s a scheme at work here….

    • Helena Brown

      I suspect a Clue / Cludeo episode arc at work here.
      My spoilers – It was Miss Brown, using a laser screw-driver, in the Eye of Harmony who attempted to kill ( ….. this part of the conversation, is hidden , due to spoilers !!!!!!!! )

    • The Nameless One

      SERGEANT BENTON!!! No,that is not a colour… Oops.

    • Joseph Tymon

      Danny Pink… Jesse PinkMAN… I think moffat was a Breaking bad fan.

  • Alicia Pedrosa Zevallos

    First, I want the returning of Jack; Second, really willing an episode of finding out that daugter Jenny is alive; and Third, I would like to give Capaldi the chance to write an episode… it´d be really interesting if he does.

    • tbeckett98

      Wouldn’t it be something if his daughter, Jenny, was Jenny Flint? This whole time….

      • Turtlecake365

        He kissed Jenny in The Crimson Horror, I think. It would be a bit weird if he had kissed his daughter.

        • Guillaume Le Squer

          we had two sibling kissing in Star Wars. And it was not a “love kiss”. And she’s not really her daughter. And I want her to come back!

        • Sean Hunter Bricker

          I’m not really okay with this. For one it seems Jenny’s ‘regeneration’ was not a traditional face change, as well as it may of been a one time thing due to the terra-forming device. (Hence why the aura emitting from her was so similar to the devices aura.) I’d rather she returned as she was if at all.

          • nonsensical

            Jenny was still new. It hadn’t been more than a day. So, technically she didn’t need to change for regeneration, hell she probably just healed. Tennant’s Doctor replaced a severed hand, and later regenerated without changing.

          • Christopher Mitchell Haskin

            Some people have said it wasn’t a regeneration at all. It could have been that the terraforming device was still working and healed her. I kind of agree. But my only problem is that it looked a lot like a regeneration, and her being Timelord and all, makes it quite likely that she regenerated.

    • RockyJohan

      The 10th doctor era is gone. Get over it!

      • Kyder Dog

        The 11th doctor era is gone. Get over it!

        • RockyJohan

          i have.

        • Joe

          No it is not. The 11th Doctor will return. Why don’t you GET A LIFE.

  • Donald Knight

    ok I thought that matt was the 12th doctor so wouldn’t it make capaldi the 13th doctor

    • Paul Hedges

      no as if you watched john hurt is known as the war doctor and has no number

      • John D Keyes

        actually it does. a regeneration is a regeneration. weather John Hurts the war doctor wasnt called the doctor in his life or followed it. so Peter is the 13th in the total. but i dont count that weird copy of david Tenent what happen where there was two of them XD

        • RockyJohan

          Moffat has confirmed that the numbering is the same as always. Matt was the 11th and Capaldi is the 12th.

          War and Meta-crisis Doctors dont have numbers but their gerenerations count.

    • The Nameless One


    • alexis


    • Bob Redmund Bro

      No, Moffat has confirmed that the numbering is the same, and all official sites call Peter Capaldi the 12th Doctor.

  • Donald Knight

    oh and another thing why revert back to the old style of doctor who and why not bring back the best doctor the 10th doctor was the best I don’t know if this doctors going to be good for the show but its to late now plus why would they make capaldi the doctor after he played other character’s on other episode’s I mean if he played a character in the Pompeii doctor who then why make him the doctor makes no since it makes more since to bring back a doctor from the past like the 10th doctor oh and in other things to point out the 10th , 11th , doctor both stated that the 11th doctor was also the 12th even in the last episode with matt he says that there’s only 12 doctors possible then the time lords give him a chance to become the 13th so capaldi is the 13th doctor not the 12th just saying so if this makes any one mad sorry but the way I see it is that this is going to be the start to the end of the doctor who shows any ways I hope that this will be a lesion and that they will bring it back to the way it was with the 9th 10th and 11th,12th doctors they were heading in the right direction and ways god bless all the actors and staff for the effort

    • Gindew

      the 6th doctor was in doctor who before he played, and if u didn’t know Amy Pond’s actor was in the fires of pompeii. and why not go back to the classics!! they were way better than the new series, trust me i love the new series but the classics are just AMAZING!!

      • The Nameless One

        I don’t know if you have heard this or not, but Series 8 is supposed to be like the glory days with the 4th Doctor, according to Steven Moffat. But you know what he is like… I hope you meant story wise, not Doctors. I agree with you on the fact that my favourite doctor is Patrick Troughton(2nd Doctor) but my second favourite is Matt Smith(11th Doctor). For me, quality of Doctor in the classic era is a mixed bag. Who is your favourite doctor?

        • Gindew

          Jon Pertwee is my faverote, i’m not a massive fan of Matt Smith

          • The Nameless One

            Jon Pertwee is ironically my 3rd favourite

          • The Critic of Asparagus Doom

            I see where you are coming from. I sometimes get tired of the typical fan girl screaming over Matt Smith. I am a massive fan of the show. But for some reason, I hate seeing fan stuff. In terms of Matt Smith’s acting, it is good but wobbles every now and again and gets a bit repetitive, whereas with Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton or Tom Baker, you did not know what they came up with next, and they were great actors.

          • Gindew

            the typical fan girls made me step away from Doctor Who until very recently, i don’t have anything against Matt but the 11th just made me feel off about it.

    • The Nameless One

      They can’t bring back the 10th Doctor, he has regenerated, in case you have not noticed. He can only come back for those rare multi-Doctor specials now. Please learn how to spell and to use grammar.

      • President of Galifrey

        David Tennet actually sent some of his regeneration energy into his severed hand so he could just repair his body, however this did use a regeneration up. He will be back in a future special wait and see.

        • The Nameless One

          Indeed. He and Matt are the sort of people who will come back any time.

          • Bad Wolf Girl

            The Meta-Crisis Doctor is with Rose in Pete’s world. If they want to bring him back bring Rose back.

        • The Critic of Asparagus Doom

          I know 😀

    • The Nameless One

      And there are thirteen doctors allowed, not twelve. Yes, your muddled and grammatically incorrect writing DOES make me mad and angry. Just don’t take it personally.

    • blarg

      Karren Gillan was also in fires of pompeii as a different character it doesn’t really matter too much

    • Savannah

      I feel like the fandom has already come up with a mutual head canon for while he was in Fires of Pompeii. The general consensus is that he traveled back so he could see Donna again since she was supposed to be the Doctor’s best friend and she forgets him and things. And we know he’s not supposed to travel back in his own timeline, but we also have the rebel Time Lord here. It’s not canon since it’s not written into the show, but that’s the general consensus I’ve seen for it.

  • Kevin Cupit

    I would like to see characters/enemies appearing in this series, like a true historic story with an old Jamie !! Also if the time lords brought back The Master, who’s to say they didnt do the same with “The Meddling Monk” or even “Morbius” !!!

    • Paul Hedges

      the meddling mock thats been done with the 2nd doctoe i think

      • The Nameless One

        Nope. The Monk appeared in the 1st Doctor serials “The Time Meddler” and “The Dalek’s Master Plan”, and a 5th Doctor comic. No “2nd doctoe”

      • favoritecamel

        also in 8th Doctor audio serials

  • Joseph

    Why not an episode with the creature from “Midnight”?

    • Sean Hunter Bricker

      I personally love how that episode ends. You’re left not knowing squat about what happened or even what the creature was. It makes it so much more mysterious and terrifying .

    • RockyJohan

      great episode but i dont know what else you can do with that character tough. Someone prove me wrong 😉

  • Whovian101

    Quote your sources 😉

    • CultBox

      Every single point in the guide above links to its sources already – just click on the green text 🙂

  • Liana

    Robots of Sherwood- Robin Hood meets K1?

    • PsychicWitness

      Or SV7…

      • The Critic of Asparagus Doom


  • Georgia Robinson

    i really want to see more of captain jack 😉 ive been reading a couple doctor who books with him and christopher eccleston in and i would have loved them to have become real episodes as they would be very interesting XD but glad that river song is back, although we know where she comes from and where she dies, i have a feeling steven moffat or one of the other brilliant story writers will come up with a complicated way of bringing her back in a way that captivates all of us, especially if the doctor has got to go back to the library 😀

    • The Critic of Asparagus Doom

      Nice ideas! I don’t know if you knew but the deleted scenes from A Good Man goes to War involved Ood Sigma and Captain Jack. Barrowman was unavailable due to Torchwood.

      • Bob Redmund Bro

        Not a Deleted Scene, because Deleted Scenes are usually actually filmed, but it was planned that Jack would appear but the actor was busy filming Miracle Day.

  • rotcoD ehT

    They should add atleast one passive time lord companion but like 5000 years old and was like the Masters dad or something

  • Einelorelei

    😉 How about he goes all Malcolm Tucker on the Daleks?

  • Still no women writers/directors. *sigh*

    • Louluobelle

      Rachel Talalay?

      • RockyJohan

        yeah, learn to read.

        • Bob Redmund Bro

          So? An episode isn’t going to be better or worse depending on what gender writes it…

      • Taro

        She was a director

  • Mike Mitchell

    Please tell me this is NOT the same Rahel Talalay that directed Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare

    • MLH

      Can’t do it. She is. Oh, and she was also the director on Tank Girl. Though I notice both were at the beginning of her career.

  • Mary Trololo


  • Kerosene

    What about River Song? It would be neat to have her with the 12th Doctor… her story really hasn’t ended because 11th used regeneration energy on her plus in the episode when she has 11th doctor say good bye she says spoilers… we all know what that means!

  • Krysten

    So, for the firs time…i just want to see Matt Smith in one of the episode. I don;t know how, maybe in some of the trip that the Doctor do with Clara, meet or maybe walk into Matt who also is the Doctor at that moment. Just i want Matt back !!
    Second, i want a horror episode, so intens 🙂
    And Third, i want to see the War Doctor, i think he is the twelfth Doctor .

  • Tydeus

    All of this turned out to be bullshit, its the same old Matt Smith series which mostly revolves around Clara and her personal life (always on Earth) rather than the Doctor, time travel, planets, mystery and aliens. It doesnt seem all that thought out and it needs to go back to the classic era of story telling I think, or at least RTDs.