This week’s episode of DOCTOR WHO, “Sleep No More,” is unusual because it uses the “found footage” style of storytelling, as explained in this preview clip:
The official synopsis for the episode is brief: “This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.”
The episode was written by Mark Gatiss and stars his former LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN compatriot Reece Shearsmith (Shaun of the Dead).
BBC next time trailer:
The new season of DOCTOR WHO will, unfortunately, be indulging in a trend that I greatly dislike: the “found footage” gimmick. The ninth episode will be told entirely in “old phone and camcorder footage.”
Ugh. I am not looking forward to artificially grainy images and bouncing, shaking camera shots.
Shot in the style of movies like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, the episode will involve “the Time Lord’s followers filming their attempts to fight a monster,” the Daily Star reported.
Executive producer Brian Minchin teased: “We’re considering not even having opening titles and just running the footage.”