New Doctor Who S7 trailer is here
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In which The Doctor is suitably enamoured with the idea of 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship'...
Since the last Doctor Who Christmas special, it's been a long wait for the new season of Doctor Who, but now Season 7 is approaching, and the BBC have released the latest trailer.
It may contain spoilers, so read on at your peril (both of being spoiled and of exploding with geeky excitement).
Some of the highlights: Explosions! Running! Western shoot-outs (well, The Doctor running away from them, while a cyborg gunslinger yells "Face me!")! The Doctor, Amy, and Rory riding a triceratops on a spaceship! Some guy yelling "Doctor!" very dramatically! A spaceship exploding! River Song wearing a hat! Inspector Lestrade from Sherlock, with a gun!
The Doctor says "Dinosaurs...on...a...spaceship!" with an appropriate mixture of awe and acceptance that this is a perfectly reasonable thing to happen. The Doctor is no grumpy critic; he instinctively realises and embraces the importance of maintaining a healthy sense of wonder, marvelling at the high-concept storytelling all around him.
Perhaps this will be a key part of him getting past this phase of wallowing in guilt over the actions of his enemies to whom he's shown mercy, as established by the following exchange:
The Doctor: "Today, I remember the victims first: his, the Master's, the Daleks'...all those people who died because I showed them mercy!"
Amy Pond: "You see, this is what happens when you travel alone too long."
And as Amy implies, perhaps another key part will be The Doctor reconnecting with humanity. Of course, he's already acutely aware of their suffering in some ways, but his response is perhaps to risk some of those elements which make him (effectively) human.
Interestingly, Amy seems even more confident than usual in this trailer; more confident than the Doctor, in fact. For instance:
The Doctor: "We'll get through this, I promise. Don't be scared..."
Amy Pond: "Scared? Who's scared? Geronimo..."
Upon which The Doctor smiles at Amy quoting his catchphrase back at him, then a bad guy pushes him and they fall down some kind of glowing light thing.
The trailer ends with Rory, standing among a scene of devastation, asking "Who killed all the Daleks?"
And then it calls back to the mind-blowing new promo pic released last night, with The Doctor carrying Amy's body. The Doctor responds: "Who do you think?", with pride in his eyes, and a hint of sadness.
Doctor Who Season 7 will premiere some time in the Autumn.
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