Yesterday we had some goodies from the filming of Series 8, episode 1. Some photos and video. Now Doctor Who TV has posted some details about that episode. If you don’t want spoilers, stop reading now. If not, read their article (fair warning, you might not want to ruin the surprise if this is true!):
In the scene they shot on Tuesday, Clara is still having a hard time accepting the 12th Doctor and needs some reassurance.
Fortunately she receives a timey wimey phone call from the 11th Doctor! He’s calling from Trenzalore shortly after his regeneration on the clock tower, but before Clara enters the TARDIS and he changes.
Matt Smith is thought to have already recorded his half of the scene during filming of The Time of the Doctor.
Some incomplete dialogue after Clara answers the call:
Clara: What do you mean.. “it’s the Doctor?” 11th Doctor: I’m phoning you from Trenzalore. Clara: I don’t understand. 11th Doctor: From the past. From before I changed. It’s all still to happen for me. It’s coming though, not long now, I can feel it. Clara: But.. why would you do this?
The remaining dialogue was inaudible but Eleven reassures her about Twelve: “I know you’re scared, but he will be too; and he’ll need you.”
At some point the 11th and 12th Doctor will exchange some dialogue on the call.
The 12th Doctor: So who is it? The 11th and 12th Doctors at the same time: Oh, is that the Doctor?
Clara is eventually convinced and she hugs the 12th Doctor.