Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)
The video above is a 60 second long Doctor Who Season 8 trailer. Scheduled to debut on August 23, It has been months since the last Doctor Who episode, The Time of the Doctor, was released. Since then, we saw the official image of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor outfit, leaked footage of the Doctor riding a horse, and various set photos. A few weeks ago, short teasers started to appear online as well.
What does the trailer tell us? Clara seems to go be going through similar feels as Rose had when the 9th Doctor regenerated into David Tennant’s 10th Doctor. He has a new face, his memories are fuzzy, and while at the core, he may be the same man, he is really a very different person. While Rose had the closest thing to a romantic relationship with the Doctor, Clara has had a much more innocent relationship, it could be argued. So the effects from the latest regeneration will be different.
We also see the new Doctor carrying the famous Sonic Screwdriver of the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith. This could change, as Matt Smith originally used the same Sonic Screwdriver as the 9th and 10th Doctors in the first episode.
Along side Clara, Madame Vastra seems to make an appearance. Traditionally, not many characters are brought back from generation to generation, save for the companion (in this case, Clara). Since Matt Smith took over, we never again saw the Face of Boe, Captain Jack, The Master (though as a villain, he is sure to come back), and so on.
Lastly, we hear the voice of a Dalek, though many speculate that it is in fact Davros, emperor of the Daleks. It has also been some time since we have seen him, and considering the events of what got us to the regeneration of the Doctor, it makes sense that the Daleks would have a heavy presence.
That is a decent amount to read into a minute long trailer, but I am sure super fans will dive even deeper. Doctor Who’s 8th season premieres in a little over a month, on August 23rd. Are you excited, or what?