Doctor Who Season 8: Into Darkness

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Official Promo Pic courtesy of the BBC

Of course.

If you are airing the first full trailer to one of the world’s most popular British television shows, of course you do it at half time during one of the world’s most popular sporting events. But really, after this who even bothered to watch the end of the game?

WARNING: SPOILERS FROM THE TRAILER.

So what do we have here?

The Dalek voiceover was a nice touch, giving credence to my thoughts on the Daleks as one of the Doctors “companions.” Some old aliens, some new. Dinosaurs in London, not on a spaceship, but still dinosaurs are always good. Some old friends.

I’m hopeful that the sneak peak of the Silurian Sherlock Holmes, Vastra, means we will get more of her story in this series. About 46 seconds in, I spied something that looked a little like Peter Davidson’s Tardis. On closer inspection it isn’t, but that scenery is eerily similar in both style and coloring. What does this mean?

Really all we need from the trailer is this line from the Doctor:

“I’ve made many mistakes, and it’s about time that I did something about that.”

So I say again, what does this mean?

When you look at the Doctor Who death count, it really is inconceivable that there would be anything he could do about any of it. Will he rescue Rose again? Will he bring the Timelords over? Will this see the return of Sarah Jane? Can he fix Donna now he has all that extra TimeLord mojo going on inside?

I only have to keep my head from exploding for just over forty days, I think I can manage that. I think I can, I think I can.

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