Doctor Who Is Returning With A Bang!
Doctor Who is so close you can almost hear the whining of the TARDIS and the BBC have given the fans a few treats to get them excited!
Since Christopher Eccleston stepped on to our screens as a leather jacket wearing, two hearted alien known only as The Doctor, audiences fell back in love with the world of the Daleks and the Cybermen. The BBC has this week released a tantalising trailer and an epic piece of artwork to wet the appetite of any Who fan for the upcoming Season 7 which sees a new companion, in the form of Jenna Louise Coleman.
The worst kept secret, if it can even be called that anymore, is that both Amy Pond (Karan Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) will bow out before the Christmas Special and, judging by both the trailer and the artwork, it won’t be a happy ending with the Doctor holding onto a lifeless Amy as he is surrounded by Daleks, both old and new. Moffat has made the Who series his own over the years so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the rug being pulled from under the audience and there being a simple, yet complicated, reason for why Amy and Rory need to be removed from the Doctor’s (Matt Smith) care.
The trailer seems to be a Who’s who (pardon the pun) of locations and people, with the Wild West, dinosaurs, ancient Egypt and even a very quick appearance of the weeping Angels all managing to make an appearance in the minute and a half trailer. River Song also makes an appearance, which should almost guarantee some mind bending time loop, that fans tend to ignore, because the relationship between her and The Doctor is so ridiculously entertaining. Despite the fact that the BBC is definitely going through a phase of tightening budgets, it seems that Doctor Who hasn’t suffered, with plenty of explosions, sets and good old Who CGI (think watching a 90s film now after seeing Avatar).
This writer started with David Tennant and never truly believed that Matt Smith would ever be able to fill his shoes, but he has more than done that, taking the idea of guilt that the Doctor is feeling thanks to his decisions, many of which have caused billions of beings to die. The ending of the trailer sums up what we all have to look forward in just a few weeks time; The Doctor, with an unconscious Amy in his arms is asked by Rory who killed the huge amount of Daleks now strown across the floor. The camera closes up to Matt Smiths’ Doctor with the reply ‘Who do you think’?; this season could see the man in the blue box change very quickly.
Doctor Who is believed to be premiering on 25 August with the first episode Asylum of the Daleks.