Now I am back on English soil and I am going to share with you the surprise I was telling you about!
Yesterday I had a ticket to the Doctor Who World Tour in Cardiff and saw the premiere of Peter Capaldi’s first episode as the Twelfth Doctor – Deep Breath (2014)! It was fan-daby-dosy!
I have been so excited and couldn’t believe the day had finally come. I arrived at the Red Carpet event and the street was very crowded full of people waiting to see the new Doctor and Clara. Some Daleks and Cybermen were going up and down and going up to people – not to exterminate or delete them happily – phew! I was very tired waiting and I thought my legs might drop off but suddenly the crowd pumped up and I knew the stars had arrived.
First to go past was Jenna Coleman but she was very busy and had to rush off to an interview. She was wearing a bright red dress and walked right past me.
Next to come down was Steven Moffat and I was really glad because I got to say hello and get his autograph! He seemed a really nice guy. Finally was (who did you expect) PETER CAPALDI! He was so busy signing his autograph on people’s cards, TARDISes and other memorabilia. Just as he got to my section he was dragged away because he was late, which was really sad, but he seemed very sorry himself as if he wanted to meet more fans. He was very smiley and friendly and seemed really happy to be the Doctor!
After Peter went past it was time to go in St David’s Hall. The room was capacious and the seats went so high up. I was only four rows from the front, I had a great view and was so close to the Doctor and co. I felt so lucky and spoiled to have the chance to be there.Everybody was so busy and excited that they didn’t take notice of the rules and kept taking photos! While I was waiting something happened that I really have to mention – I met BlogtorWho! He’s a really great Doctor Who writer and I will be going to see his film Who’s Changing in a couple of weeks. He was a jolly chap and let me pose for a photo with him.
Finally it was time and Jason Mohammad came out to present the show and said that we were the first audience in the WHOLE WORLD to watch Deep Breath. Next Rhodri Talfan Davies and Faith Penhale talked about BBC Wales and brought out Peter, Jenna and Steven before the episode started. We all agreed to keep what happens in the episode a secret so me is not spoiling it for you!
So, I watched Deep Breath and it was dazzling and Peter Capaldi was EPIC. When I say epic I mean epic. I don’t want to give anything away so I will preview without spoiling. The Twelfth Doctor is funny, serious , smart , Scottish and smelly! The story is cool, creepy, life-changing, terrifying and breathtaking! I had to watch from behind my fingers for a bit but I loved it. 10 out of 10. The new Doctor is great and I can’t wait to see more of him.
When the episode finished Jason brought out Peter, Jenna and Steven again to answer some questions. I didn’t ask a question because I was really shy but I wish I had. Peter said that playing the Doctor was terrifying, wonderful and a dream come true. He said that the show is a good thing that is met with joy and positivity and that he is so proud.My favourite part was when he said he didn’t know he was the only actor to audition for the part, that was so funny.
Someone asked when they would like to travel in time to. Peter said Ancient Rome ( which he has already. Well , Pompeii). Jenna said Ancient Egypt or 1920’s New York. I would like to go to the Norman times or the 1980s.
I felt so inspired by all the answers and very glad that Peter was a fan when he was my age. He is so happy to finally be playing the Doctor.
After the show I was lucky enough to meet Sam Anderson who plays the new companion, Danny Pink! He was very smart with a cool hat and spent ages signing autographs and posing for photos. I got his autograph and he said that no two signatures were coming out the same. Steven Moffat said he is the show’s secret weapon and nothing will be the same again.
After it was over I was quite sad because I wanted it to go on and on and on. It was THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.
I’ve had a great week in Cardiff and visited over 20 Doctor Who locations so I hope to tell you all about them. Please come back and read my posts and tell me what you think.
Until next time, cheerio!
12 thoughts on “Doctor Who World Tour, Cardiff – 07 August 2014”
Such a gorgoeus post – I wish I was there! : )))
Thank you! I think everyone would have wanted to be there. It was very good, I expect everyone is jealous. I was so lucky.
Wow Tom! A once in a lifetime experience…..can’t wait for the first episode in 2 weeks time
I bet everyone is excited – it is an ace episode!
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The bomb! Good for you. Glad you liked the new doctor. We in America are looking forward to seeing what is next. My wife also is a big fan. My best was Tom Baker. Loved him with his long scarf. How many did he have and is there a museum in England with Dr. Who as its core? Maybe one day you will be in or write for the Dr. Who group. Who knows?
Tom Baker wore several scarves during his time as the Doccy. There is a Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff (Wales not England) full of stuff that’s been in Doctor Who. It’s really cool and I will write about it soon 🙂 I’ve been three times, once when it was in London and twice since it moved to Cardiff. It is closing for a bit next month to change the experience over to the Twelfth Doctor and hopefully I will go again.
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I would love to see the pictures from that place. Looking forward to your trip.
Wow, what an experience! You lucky dog. Glad to hear it was such an exciting event. Great recap too, I might add. Love the shot of blogtorwho. (He’s kind of an idol of mine).
Thanks! BlogtorWho was really friendly, it was great to meet him.
That’s very good