We are now just one month away from the return of DOCTOR WHO. After more than a year off the air — not counting the Christmas special one-off, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” — it’s been a long, lonely wait for a full season of episodes.
Now, at last, we have a full trailer for the 10th season of the revived series, with the tag line “A Time for Heroes.”
While I am not thrilled with the companion situation — Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) do not fill me with anticipation — the stories look like they could be interesting.
Check out this trailer for some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it clues as to what’s coming up:
Overall, I like the trailer a lot. It makes Peter Capaldi‘s third and final season as the 12th Doctor look really fun and exciting, which I desperately hope it is. He deserves a truly great send-off for his fine work.
So, about this trailer, specifically — The Good: Based on the Dalek, apparently we’ll get a glimpse of the stalemated war between the Daleks and the Movellans; noted actor David Suchet has a role, as a character called “The Landlord” (he’s the man seen holding a tuning fork); Missy (Michelle Gomez)!; a Mondasian Cyberman with his fabric mask; a new kind of Ice Warrior; and the Fourth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver?
The Bad: Uh, Emoji-bots? Nardole with the Fourth Doctor’s screwdriver? Well, I guess, on balance, that’s not so bad…
DOCTOR WHO returns to BBC America on April 15, at 9 p.m.