So, the lovely people at the BBC have released a trailer for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who, and frankly it’s fantastic. Epic, hair-raising, brimming with confidence and completely unapologetic, this is a trailer that says “It’s a family show about a nutter in a box and it’s the best thing on TV!” Works for me, so here’s my breakdown, based on a quick viewing. Well, okay, ten quick viewings. And one on freeze-frame.
Beardy Doctor! He was in the last trailer too.
Back in the day, alien planets in Doctor Who used to look like quarries. Now they look epic. Think this is from Neil Gaiman’s episode which automatically means it’s going to be good.
And is that the Doctor’s eye all messed up?
GAHH!!!! EVIL DOLL MONSTER THING!!!!
Weird astronaut! Always good.
River snogs the Doctor, but her narration says that he’s about to find out who she really is. This is a big deal.
Well, lots of planets have a North…
The Doctor gets his stetson shot off. People keep shooting his hats, which is always fun.
“It’s an old astronaut’s helmet. I wear an old astronaut’s helmet now. Old astronaut’s helmets are cool.”
River fighting what appear to be aliens in what looks like the prototype TARDIS from last year…
DO NOT WANT! DO NOT WANT!
Hands down, stone cold, no contest best bit of the trailer. Monsters should learn not to gloat.
Wait, that’s Amy and Rory. So what are they doing in the Eccleston/Tennant version of the TARDIS?!
Disturbing clown! Oh great…
Monster! In a hotel!
Wow. That’s just… Wow.
Oh Amy, what have you done…?