THE new series of Doctor Who is now only weeks away and is looking good, if the first prequel is anything to go by.
In what is a taster for series opener The Impossible Astronaut, President Nixon receives mysterious phone calls about monsters, a child’s voice warns of monsters, before we catch a glimpse of balloon-headed men in the Oval Office.
It sets the dial to dark and creepy before we have even seen the show itself, as well as indiciating we will hit the ground running come Easter-time.
That is essential this time around because of the split-structure of the new series. (which I have said was the correct decision to make)
Similarly in series four, episodes that were ok but nothing more like The Unicorn and the Wasp and The Doctor’s Daughter were forgotten because a couple of weeks later there was the Moffat Vashta Nerada two-parter, then Midnight – all great episodes.
This time, Moffat has just six shows to play with before the curtain comes down. That means all of those episodes are crucial if the half-season cliffhanger is to generate momentum to carry the viewers through to the autumn.
It should be an incredible ride!
- New Doctor Who Mini-Prequel To The Impossible Astronaut, Now Online (bleedingcool.com)
- Doctor Who Teaser Trailer and a Prequel Episode! (geeksyndicate.wordpress.com)