New Doctor Who Trailer

Doctor Who already has the reputation of being the longest-running science fiction show in the history of television. The original series ran from 1963 to 1989, embracing 26 seasons, seven different actors, 694 episodes (plus 106 that never made it to air), and a changeover from black and white to color. So it’s really no surprise that now, years later when retro is so damn popular, that the BBC would be trying to relaunch the series.

And in anticipation for the 50th anniversary of the show, BBC has released this new teaser trailer that previews all that is to come with the new season. And I think you’ll agree, it’s an exercise in awesomeness. At first, I wasn’t even sure I was watching a television promo. With some of the special effects used, it looked more like a movie preview. I mean, would it really be so farfetched to assume that they would be making a movie at this point?

In addition to providing some hints and teasers of what’s to come, it also features one of the best scenes involving the fictional protagonists known as the Daleks. If I remember my notes from the previous post on AI’s, these would be the alien cybernetic organisms that were created for a war, but have since gone on to become a force of unstoppable malevolence who simply want to destroy anyone in their path.

Check it out, and if you’re a fan, hope you enjoy the new season. I myself have only seen a few episodes and found it to be the perfect example of classic sci-fi. But damn it if the story isn’t just impossible to get into at this point! There’s such a weighty legacy behind it, any time I’ve seen it I’ve been left with the feeling that I need to do my homework. And with something like Doctor. Who, who has that kind of time? 😉

Via: IO9

10 thoughts on “New Doctor Who Trailer

  1. Who’s your favorite Doctor?

    From the original run my first choice is Tom Baker followed by Jon Pertwee. From the relaunch David Tenant. I thing Matt Smith has done an incredible job, but the stories and season arcs are letting him down.

    My favorite season from the relaunch is the third with Martha as the companion, with “The Family of Blood” two-parter my favorite episodes.

    1. Absolutely, 100% agree, Victor, although my family & I have yet to reach the Matt Smith seasons. We are streaming episodes on Netflix and began with the 2005 relaunch. I grew up with Baker & he will always have a special place for me. But I love Tennant in the relaunch. (Did you know it was his childhood ambition to play Dr. Who? His passion for the role shows everywhere.)

      My sons, age 6 & 10, got into the relaunch with me and clamor for a new episode almost daily. My wife, no real sci-fi fan herself, watched “Father’s Day” with us on a lark and was hooked immediately. She actually cried at the end of the”Family of Blood” episodes. They were beautiful. Just today, we watched The Master’s return in “Utopia”. (I just knew he’d be back!)

      To William, and anyone wondering where to start with Dr. Who, I recommend simply starting with the 2005 relaunch and taking it from there. We’ve had the summer to do a lot of catching up, which has helped as there are SO many episodes. But take your time and you’ll get there. It’s worth it. Cheers!

      1. Yes, I did know that about Tenant. Watching his last few episodes where he knew his end was coming was very emotional. You could feel he did not want to go, but was resigned to his fate.

      2. So I have heard. We’re savoring each Tennant episode in the meantime. (Now one episode away from the Season 3 finale. Good Lord! How will they stop The Master this time?)

  2. I just started in with the 2005 season. You don’t really need all the background. Funny thing is I saw all the Tom Baker Episodes when they aired on TVO in the 80s, and I saw all the first 3 Doctors when the Space channel reran them in the late 90s and yet I don’t remember a darn thing about them. Except liking them *shrug*

  3. Also: I wish Christopher Eccleston had stayed on for a few seasons. I just don’t care for Matt Smith…

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