Friday, 30 May 2014

Doctor Who: Rachel Talalay to Direct Two-Part Series 8 Finale?

It was confirmed recently that Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay would be directing two episodes of Doctor Who - and if a recent interview with Talalay is anything to go by, she'll be helming a two-part finale, consisting of Episodes 11 and 12 (confirming a 12-episode run for Series 8 if true).

The interviewer states that Talalay is working on pre-production for Episodes 11 and 12, almost certain to be the two-part finale of the series - the first two-part finale since Series 5, and the only two-parter of Series 8. Talalay said of directing the episodes:
''It's hard to answer that. Every episode of Doctor Who is like a mini-feature and they're all completely different. They're massive. I'm so exciting to get to work with the show. When watch them, I just think, "This is so creative, this is so out there." It fits into my kind of out-there, pushing-the-envelope, trying to give the audience something to grab on to.''
I don't approach it in terms of, "What am I bringing that's different?" I'm approaching it in terms of, "How the hell do you do this?!" It's so hard! It's so big and so hard and so ambitious. When you're working with a wonderful script, you just think, "How to I tell this story beautifully and blow away the audience?"
While the interview is indeed genuine and verified by Talalay's Twitter account, it is not an official source and should not be taken as confirmation of a two-part finale for Series 8. However, it's an encouraging sign that Series 8 will finally feature the return of two-parters for the finale...

What do you think of the news? Do you prefer two-part finales, or the most recent standalone finales? Leave a comment below!

[Source: Doctor Who TV]