17th February 2010 • Blog Post by Jonathan Capps •

TV site Digital Spy has taken time out from reporting on every last fucking detail of every single American drama ever to give this tasty little exclusive:

The new Doctor Who trailer will premiere this Saturday on BBC One, it has been announced.

The promo for the new series, which stars Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, will also simulcast on the official Who website.

Yay! During my recent expeditions into the dangerous cave system that is the spoiler section on Gallifrey Base, I’d been reading rumours that the next trailer wouldn’t come until late March, suggesting an early April première for series 5. I don’t think it will be unreasonable to assume this trailer will include confirmation of that date, which will hopefully be somewhere in the middle of March.

Despite this being something that “BBC One have announced” Digital Spy fails to link to a source for this news, so it looks like this remains a DS ‘exclusive’ until the BBC catch up and make it all official like.  And if that isn’t enough excitement for one day, DS have also posted a new promo shot (again, I can’t find this anywhere on any BBC site at the moment), which we have faithfully reproduced after this jump…

There’s plenty to chew on here.  For a start, is that the new look for the time vortex?  If so: lovely.  Secondly, we have a Weeping Angel, Dalek (old style, as far as I can see) and what DS refer to as a ‘Smiler’, all encased in a bubble that wouldn’t look too out of place in the McCoy title sequence.  Oh, Seb will be pleased.

Finally, two more comments before I sign off: Karen Gillen is impossibly sexy and damn, I thought that fucking stupid hand pose would be gone forever.

Jonathan Capps‘ name translates in the old Draconian tongue as “The Oncoming Storm”. Curiously enough, when spelled out backwards, it translates in Kaled as “Gobby Northerner Who Likes Sandwiches”.


12 Responses

  1. Seb Patrick

    >Dalek (old style, as far as I can see)

    Hmm, I’m not so sure, but let’s wait for the hi-res version.

    >Oh, Seb will be pleased.

    I am, but largely by the impossible sexiness of Karen Gillan. And yes, alright, the fact that the colouring of almost all the promo stuff is WhoBlue instead of RubbishFieryOrange.

  2. Jonathan Capps

    > Hmm, I’m not so sure, but let’s wait for the hi-res version.

    You might be right, actually. I originally saw an all bronze Dalek but looking at it more closely it looks like a black body with bronze roundals. With any luck the BBC will release the massive version today.

    DS obviously have a bigger version, though, but they chose to spotlight this scary bastard instead:


  3. Jonathan Capps

    Oooh, lovely. The Dalek definitely looks to be a different colour to what we’ve seen before, but using the old design despite rumours of some significant design tweaks.

  4. Seb Patrick

    Aaaaand there’s my new wallpaper.

  5. Actually, the front of the Dalek’s lower half does look a slightly different size – like it’s jutting out less at the front.

  6. > Karen Gillen

    She’s never going to sleep with you if you don’t learn how to spell her name…

  7. Seb Patrick

    Kieron Gillen might, though.

  8. Jonathan Capps

    She got me worked up into sucha tizz I forgot how to spell her name.

    In other news, it seems the rumoured 3D trailer to be shown before Alice in Wonderland screenings will be a converted version of the one we’ll see tomorrow.

    Between this and actually discovering I actually really like the rumoured plot of Gareth Roberts’ episode, I’m quite the worked up fanboy at the moment.

  9. Michael Warren

    Huh. So that was it, eh? I might have missed a few seconds (had it on mute whilst Total Wipeout was on) – did much happen before they fell into the vortex?

    And we kick off Easter, as most people expected.

  10. Jonathan Capps

    Well, that was certainly no “D’you wanna come with me?”.

  11. That was… ok. I can’t stretch to much more than that. I think the main thing that seemed odd to me was the music.

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