Missing Doctor Who? Check Out The Series 9 Trailer!

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Missing Doctor Who? Check Out The Series 9 Trailer!

Doctor Who is back this September, so watch the new trailer with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and Maisie Williams! Oh, and the Daleks of course.

Doctor Who fans out there may have felt uncertain about Peter Capaldi's Doctor at first, but <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/moviesandtv/reviews/12586-Doctor-Who-Death-in-Heaven-Season-8-Finale-Review>he absolutely earned his sonic screwdriver by the end of Series 8. And now that his growing pains are out of the way, we can all start getting excited for Series 9 - helped in no small part by the BBC's new trailer. Starting this September, Doctor Who will reunite the Doctor and Clara (Jenna Coleman) for a whole new set of time traveling adventures, including a reunion with "Missy" and an episode where <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/140281-Arya-Stark-Will-Guest-Star-on-Doctor-Who>Maisie "Arya Stark" Williams guest stars.

The trailer isn't giving much away in terms of overall plot - but there are a lot of clues. Whoever Williams is playing, she calls the Doctor "old man" and appears to be very familiar with him. Some kind of Dalek city is showcased briefly, as are the Zygons who last appeared in Day of the Doctor. All the while Capaldi lends a narrative voice-over about how he never tires of uncovering new wonders and evils of the universe.

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Whovians of all stripes will likely pick over this trailer for details, but we'll have to wait until Sept. 19, 2015 to see what happens for sure. But what excites me personally is how Capaldi really seems to be growing into his version of the Doctor. And is it just me or does he seem to be channeling <a href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Doctor>a hint of Tom Baker in how he carries himself?

What do you think of the Doctor Who trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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I'm trying really hard right now not to get excited.

Last season got me excited, and then the season shit the bed at the last half hour of the finale....

Also, is Maisie meant to be playing someone the Doctor already knows? Like the Rani or Romana?
Argh, why did they change the Master into Missy instead of bringing back those two? I don't know what's real anymore.
 

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Josh123914 said:
Last season got me excited, and then the season shit the bed at the last half hour of the finale....
Took that long for you eh? Me, I didn't go 3 episodes without giving up on the series as a whole, sticking out only in the hopes that things got better, telling myself that the finale will win me back when the series failed, and then the finale showed that the doctor needs another decade to himself to find himself again like in the 90s.
Argh, why did they change the Master into Missy instead of bringing back those two? I don't know what's real anymore.
Because progress. Look, his arch enemy who is his equal in so many ways (appart from the whole 'never winning' thing) is now a woman! And she doesn't hate him to the point of blowing up whole planets just because she knows it will get to him knowing it's his fault for not killing her when he had the chance, now she's in love with him for no reason.

Honestly, I hope when a competent writer comes in Missy is retconned as a delusional rogue timelord who took up the Master's title to try and use it for her own ends. Makes more sense then what we got.

OT: I'll wait until the reviews come in, and even then, I'll remember to filter out the "It's doctor who so it's automatically a 10/10" crowed who in my eyes are the reason this show has gone downhill in the first place. I remember back in '05 when CBC started playing ads for Doctor Who, and I was genuinely excited for the show to come. Now I'm just thinking "oh great, it's back, wonder what previously established character/planet/race/concept will be butchered this time".

And I know I've given up the show unless they have a saving throw and actually make this season worth watching, but can we have a 5 year moratorium on the use of Darleks, Cybermen, and any other overused villains and instead use the less well known ones who haven't had a time in the spotlight in the new who, or maybe some nice original ones?
 

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Soviet Heavy said:
So The Doctor got electrocuted at some point by the look of his hair.
Great Scott!

OT: I'm intrigued... but mostly because of Peter Capaldi...

Other than that, I'm sure my DVR will remind me of the date, anyway...
 

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Fanghawk said:
Doctor Who fans out there may have felt uncertain about Peter Capaldi's Doctor at first, but <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/moviesandtv/reviews/12586-Doctor-Who-Death-in-Heaven-Season-8-Finale-Review>he absolutely earned his sonic screwdriver by the end of Series 8.
I'd say that's still a matter of debate. For me at least, Series 8 was a huge letdown on nearly every front. I hope Series 9 will be a return to form but my faith in that is extremely limited.
 

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No...no, I'm not really missing Dr. Who. Thanks though. I'm gonna go back to Sci-Fi were the writers take it seriously.
 

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I love Doctor Who. Even New Who. And I enjoyed Peter Capaldi. But if I didn't know this was Doctor Who, I'd think it was some also-ran C-movie. Maybe even one of those cheap blockbuster knockoffs like transmorphers. Okay, not quite that level, but close.
 

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Soviet Heavy said:
So The Doctor got electrocuted at some point by the look of his hair.
ima be honest I love how his hair looks being like that makes him look like a greater madman xD


OT: Allonsy the Hype is commith.

Please let Arya stark be Jenny or Susan that would be Fantastic.
 

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Is that Jenny, or Susan?
I really do hope so. The fact that The Doctor could have a live relative he doesn't even know about is potentially one of the most exciting parts about him, but for some reason the writers seem to have completely ignored this. Jenny seems the more obvious one, particulary since she was shown to be alive and well back many seasons ago. Susan though, Susan would be so interesting, since we haven't seen her in decades. Why? Did The Doctor ever go back to her? Did he think she was dead? Did he forget? This is one of The Doctor's blood relatives here, the potential to get right into his core is so strong! But I doubt it, keeping alive the status quo seems to be what the writers are focused on right now.
 

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Is it just me, or is the way Capaldi portrayed in the trailer reminiscent of the Third Doctor/Jon Pewtree? I dunno, something about the hair style.

Anyway, on the fence for now.
 

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The new doctor was fine, didn't love him but was still pretty good. The companion's love interest though, hated him, such an aggravation whenever he was around, skipped through a couple of episodes due to him.
 

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A Dalek city? Finally, our race gets the representation that our race deserves.

Not sure which interests me most right now, the things coming out of the mud, the Zygons or the women at the end who might be Jenny.
 

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Capaldi's portrayal is one of the best in quite a long time. However series 8 was not really all that impressive. It sort of ended up like getting a phenomenal actor to play dinner theater.

Oddly though, The whole Missy thing was almost a polar opposite while being much of the same. It honestly smacked of trying to hard to pander to the point It actually diminishes the underlying character, However Michelle Gomez' character was incredibly enjoyable. It sort of reminded me of the dynamic Harley Quinn brought to Batman/Joker. The shame is that it comes at the expense of the attached narrative name.

The trailer looks great, It creates a suggestion of a more grim/dark antihero-y doctor that was originally promised that would hearken back to the likes of Tom Baker, that they kind of copped out on in the second half of the series to humanize Capaldi's doctor and to give him more of that "lovable quirk" that they were supposedly trying to get away from with Smith and Tennant. They need to commit to the more sinister doctor. Not that the whimsical imp docs havent had their place, the simple fact is they have been over done for better part of the last decade.
 

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TravelerSF said:
Tanis said:
Is that Jenny, or Susan?
I really do hope so. The fact that The Doctor could have a live relative he doesn't even know about is potentially one of the most exciting parts about him, but for some reason the writers seem to have completely ignored this. Jenny seems the more obvious one, particulary since she was shown to be alive and well back many seasons ago. Susan though, Susan would be so interesting, since we haven't seen her in decades. Why? Did The Doctor ever go back to her? Did he think she was dead? Did he forget? This is one of The Doctor's blood relatives here, the potential to get right into his core is so strong! But I doubt it, keeping alive the status quo seems to be what the writers are focused on right now.
It depends on how 'canon' the comics are.
>_>



viranimus said:
Capaldi's portrayal is one of the best in quite a long time. However series 8 was not really all that impressive. It sort of ended up like getting a phenomenal actor to play dinner theater.

Oddly though, The whole Missy thing was almost a polar opposite while being much of the same. It honestly smacked of trying to hard to pander to the point It actually diminishes the underlying character, However Michelle Gomez' character was incredibly enjoyable. It sort of reminded me of the dynamic Harley Quinn brought to Batman/Joker. The shame is that it comes at the expense of the attached narrative name.

The trailer looks great, It creates a suggestion of a more grim/dark antihero-y doctor that was originally promised that would hearken back to the likes of Tom Baker, that they kind of copped out on in the second half of the series to humanize Capaldi's doctor and to give him more of that "lovable quirk" that they were supposedly trying to get away from with Smith and Tennant. They need to commit to the more sinister doctor. Not that the whimsical imp docs havent had their place, the simple fact is they have been over done for better part of the last decade.
I'd LOVE IT if he went the 7th Doctor route.