When I caught up with it today, I was absolutely gobsmacked. Click through for the trailer.
Clearly, the days of the introspective lonely angel and Time Lord Victorious are over, with the Moff waving RTD and David Tennant away with one hand while cranking up the post-reneration fun-o-meter with the other.
When I had a look at the new promo picture, which this holds hands with, I said it may be part of a shift in the programme to make it feel younger.
This trailer confirms that all the way and is the biggest step so far in Moffatt setting his own mark on the show. Toe to toe with a Weeping Angel, floating in a vortex as aliens fly by – the Doctor has never been presented like this before. I bet my son, who is nine, will be blown away by it.
What is still open to debate for me and the Doctor’s – ahem – more mature fans is whether this is the right way to go, which will only be answered in April. And which is foreshadowed by the fact that within 15 minutes of Tennant and Eccleston getting the keys to the Tardis, they were the Doctor. Especially Tennant. No pressure then Matt.
In the meantime we are living in interesting times and I’m looking forward to watching this in 3D in the cinema – which it was clearly designed for.
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