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BBC Exclusive New “Doctor Who” Trailer & Ep Synopses


You guys! It’s only two weeks until Doctor Who returns with the first of eight episodes. BBC America has posted the newest trailer for Series 7B, and it looks like it’ll be a doozy. Lots of creepy monsters, including Cybermen, which actually look threatening, are included, as well as quick glimpses of guest stars Dougray Scott and David Warner. The focal point is, of course, the mystery surrounding Clara Oswin Oswald, the girl who has already [REDACTED] twice. So, Amy was the girl who didn’t make sense and Clara is the impossible girl… so, I think it’s maybe just a metaphor for the Doctor not being able to understand women.

The BBC has also released synopses for the first four episodes. Avoid if you don’t like spoilers.

Episode 6: “The Bells of St. John”
Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Colm McCarthy
The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

Episode 7: “The Rings of Akhaten”
Written by Neil Cross, Directed by Farren Blackburn
Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

Episode 8: “Cold War”
Written by Mark Gatiss, Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

Episode 9: “Hide”
Written by Neil Cross, Directed by Jamie Payne
Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?

How about those, huh? Pretty cool.

The premiere episode, “The Bells of St. John,” airs Saturday, March 30th, at 8pm ET/PT, followed by the new series Orphan Black and The Nerdist on BBC America.


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  1. Atticus says:

    @Sound, thanks for that. That preview was fantastic too. Looked much more dramatic and the music really sold it. I don’t think we’ve had a batch of episodes seeming this great since the few that aired after the Eleventh Hour.

  2. John says:

    Doctor, new companion, and an episode on a Soviet submarine during the Cold War……..AWESOME SAUCE!

    Bring me some new Who!

  3. Sound Without Focus says:

    I have to say the BBC One trailer is better.

  4. Anthony says:

    A metaphor for ignorance of women? Bah! The dude inside the dude is ancient. I think the hint of what Clara is or will become is in her catchphrase “you clever boy” when referring to the doctor, as if she’s known him since he stole the TARDIS. Her ability to exist in difference places and time tells me that maybe she is made of TARDIS essence. If that’s correct, then sorry for the spoiler.

  5. Taylor M. says:

    I really need to catch up on this. TOO MUCH GOOD MEDIA. Curses!