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SPOILERS New Doctor, Same Screwdriver?

March 27th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Thanks to a YouTube video we have some behind the scenes footage from series 8 of Doctor Who which includes a look at the sonic screwdriver Peter Capaldi will be using and a new villain from the 3rd episode titled “Robots of Sherwood”.

First up here we have the 12th Doctor sporting yet another outfit after being spotted wearing his regular costume with white and black shirts.  Looking at his orange overcoat Im guessing this is some form of disguise the Doctor is wearing to investigate the deadly robotic menace.

Next up thanks to this close up you can see he is still using Matt Smiths sonic screwdriver, so maybe we wont be getting a new sonic after all.  Besides, David Tennant used the same sonic design as Christopher Eccleston, while in the classic series the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th Doctors had similar looking sonics, so its not uncommon for more than one Doctor to use the same device.

And finally here we have the big bad – a titular Robot of Sherwood.  The illumintaed blue eyes look great and im sure it will make a great action figure – in 5 inch scale, of course…

Finally here we have the video itself, for your viewing pleasure.  Because we’re nice like that.

Doctor Who returns later this year.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….