Saturday evening, 18.58 – and the first trailer of the new Doctor Who series aired!
Featuring cybermen, winged werewolves, cat people, the Doctor and Rose, kissing, and the TARDIS, the trailer lasts just 58 seconds. Made by the same team behind last years successful “Do you wanna come with me?” trailers the minute-long spectacle again features the Doctor and Rose addressing the camera –
“Think you’ve seen it all? Think again!
Behind those doors… you might see anything!
Terrifying new worlds. Terrifying monsters. Impossible things.
And if you come with me… nothing will ever be the same again!”
Come on – lets go!
So added to the fabulous New Earth TARDISODE (which I finally got to work…), Saturday has been a massive day for Doctor Who promotion. You can view the trailer online via the BBC’s Official Doctor Who website.
Meanwhile, sent to me by regular news contributor Chris Durie earlier was a clip from an edition of ITV’s GMTV last week featuring a reporter at the Doctor Who Up Close Exhibition discussing the previous evenings events following the series’ Press Launch. Speaking to Billie Piper and David Tennant, we discovered that the new Doctor feels that:
“I don’t think you can be scary enough really. I know our producers have to be very responsible and have to tone it all down, but I’m all for the gore!
There’s a good few proper, proper scary moments in the new series…we hit the ground running and we don’t really stop…”
And Billie Piper:
“We have werewolves, cat-nun-nurses… a whole host of terrifying characters and obviously a new Doctor!”
The item also features a clip of (spoiler time, right click and drag:) Cassandra taking over Rose’s body, with the phrase “Goodbye trampoline, hello blondie!”.
Elsewhere, the man who uttered the immortal line “Do you wanna come with me?” was in Leeds this week to help youngsters develop their acting skills, reports Leeds Today. Christopher Eccleston said of the Leeds Playhouse First Floor project:
“I am very excited to be here to see the beginnings of what is going to be a very valuable project,” he said.
“I know how much myself and others from my background would have benefited from a much earlier exposure to the arts because as a 20-year-old halfway through drama school training in London, I struggled with seeing myself as belonging in the arts.”
He said the hope was that First Floor would encourage less privileged young people to see themselves as valuable individuals.
“We are working to shout about First Floor to as many people as we can,” he added.
Definitely a worthwhile project, and one to watch.