A ‘Crimson Horror’ Gallery

The BBC released a bunch of photos promoting this week’s episode of DOCTOR WHO, so once again I have culled my favorites for your edification.

Here’s the BBC synopsis:

There’s something very odd about Mrs. Gillyflower’s (Diana Rigg) Sweetville mill, with its perfectly clean streets and beautiful people. There’s something even stranger about the bodies washing up in the river, all bright red and waxy. When the Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) go missing, it’s up to Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) to rescue them before they, too, fall victim to the Crimson Horror!

Watch it at 8 p.m. on BBC America.

Old-Timey ‘Crimson Horror’ Clip

The best part of this clip is the pseudo-newsreel feel; the sepia tone and ersatz scratches on the image — just like old film stock.

“The Crimson Horror” features Dame Diana Rigg facing off against Matt Smith‘s Doctor, and it looks very atmospheric. Just look at the Doctor and Clara arriving in a foggy street in Yorkshire in 1893! I question the wisdom of putting two scary episodes so close together, but all I’m really looking for is a cracking good story, so…

The clip makes a couple of fun references to an old companion longtime fans will remember:

“The Crimson Horror” will air Saturday night at 8 o’clock on BBC America.

New Wolverine Trailer Has… Fighting

Here’s a trailer cut to dramatic music that makes The Wolverine look like a non-stop balls-to-the-wall action flick! There are no plot hints here, just lots of Hugh Jackman popping his claws and fighting. Of course, on the downside, all the bluster makes the movie look very generic; what makes this Wolverine?

You’ll have to wait until July 26 to see The Wolverine.