I spent the Series 8 premiere in NYC Thursday on the fan side of the barricades. For those of you who haven’t followed us since the early days, we obtained a press pass for the Series 7 premiere. On Thursday I only used what a fan would have at their disposal for reporting: an iPhone and a notepad.
I got to the Ziegfeld at 6:45 am. Only a few people were on the standby line and ticket holder line. Waiting and line and making new friends is an important part of the premiere experience which I missed at the Series 7 premiere. I passed the time hanging out with friends, occasional food and restroom breaks, as well as hanging out with my friends on the line. Quite often BBC staff and other press would stop at the front of the line for interviews and photos.
Shortly before the cast arrives, a Cyberman threatens everyone.
Photographers eager to see Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman arrive on the blue carpet. Most of the blue carpet arrival photos were too blurry to post.
Before he joined the press on the blue carpet, Peter Capaldi signed my pass! I should also note my dress is one Clara wears in Deep Breath.
Before the screening starts, Chris Hardwick gestures excitedly while threatening everyone about recording or posting spoilers.
I sat in the front row stage right. Overall Deep Breath was an excellent start to Series 8. There’s more I can say but will hold back until the 23rd. The Q&A session featured topics such as: previous Doctor Who viewings, Capaldi’s casting process, and what fans can expect from Twelve.
The Series 8 World Tour was a very thrilling experience and I can’t wait for the Series 9 premiere!
The Series 8 “Doctor Who” premiere recap was an experiment in moving the needle by using a diary/fan’s eye view format.