by Gene Turnbow
The new season premieres this Saturday, March 30, 2013. And frankly, we couldn’t be more stoked. With so little good SF on television these days, Doctor Who is our fannish redemption.
Today we want to offer you some of the things we’ve been seeing float by while we note today’s important birthdays and prepare for the recording of this week’s episode of The Event Horizon with our special guests Trevor Craft and Bruce Boxleitner.
First up: the exciting trailer for the beginning of the second half of the 7th season, featuring the Doctor’s mysterious new companion Clara Oswin Oswald, played by the vivacious and energetic Jenna-Louise Coleman. It hints at some rather wonderful story arc developments that we’ll be seeing in the next several episodes of Doctor Who.
Next, a Season 7 Pt. 2 teaser about the Doctor digging through is wardrobe trying to find his old clothes. It does presuppose that somehow the TARDIS cleans up after him, though, as he madly tosses closes from the storage box over his shoulders with wild abandon.
Then, it’s a little vignette between Clara and the Doctor, with the Doctor dressed in monk’s robes, going through the age-old question: “Doctor Who?”
And then we found an odd little clip with Clara on the back of a motorbike with the Doctor driving, with him wearing a rather silly helmet and goggles. They’re heading straight into London towards Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and they’re having a conversation about why the Doctor doesn’t take the TARDIS into battle.
Then there’s the trailer for the first episode of the second half of the new season itself, The Bells of St. John.
After that, we found a short piece about how Strax came to live with Lady Vestra and Jenny in Victorian London. It’s a three and a half minute short called The Battle of Demon’s Run, Two Days Later. We’d love to show it to you, but we can’t. Every single copy of it uploaded to YouTube has been blocked by the BBC. Presumably it’s going to be part of a DVD or Blu-ray set, and they don’t want it floating about the aether while they get their kit together.
There is plenty of Doctor Who trailer goodness on today’s page though. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our video scrounging this afternoon.