Fancy some Doctor Who on a Sunday? The Waters of Mars will be shown on BBC One on Sunday, 15th November from 7-8pm on BBC One – a little over two weeks time!
David Tennant will be joined by Lindsay Duncan and Peter O’Brien in the Mars-set thriller which recieved a press launch this morning and was accompanied by the Doctor Who star appearing on GMTV this morning a little after 9am.
The adventure is bound to get a lot of attention in the press over the next 16 days – for starters there’s this selection of 10 teasers from Digital Spy…
1. The first line of the episode: “Hello mum. Susie says hello!” Do not underestimate its relevance!
2. The Doctor (and TARDIS) land on Mars on November 21, 2059. There he happens upon Bowie Base One, the first human colony on the red planet.
3. Heading up the base is Captain Adelaide Brooke (Lindsay Duncan), recognised by The Doctor as the pioneer of humanity’s colonisation of space. “The woman with starlight in her soul,” he calls her.
4. Odd-Doctor behaviour part one: The Doctor instantly realises he needs to leave. “Whatever has started here, I can’t see it to the end,” he tells them. “I can’t.”
5. … but he doesn’t leave, because before too long the dreaded ‘water’ starts to play a part. We won’t spoil exactly how it plays a part, but the previously-released preview clip offers a strong hint.
6. There are references to two season four stories, as well as the recent Easter special. There’s even a (new) flashback scene to one of the aforementioned.
7. “It’s taken me all these years to realise *** **** ** **** *** **** – and they **** **** **.”
8. An Ood makes an appearance. Last word is key.
9. Did you know, the human body is 60% water?
10. Odd-Doctor behaviour part two: Towards the very end of the episode, there’s a scene that sees The Doctor say things that will utterly shock you. And more than that, the way he says things will shock you too.
It sounds utterly bonkers and marvellous in equal parts, to be honest – a welcome return for Doctor Who after a much needed break!
“The Doctor finds himself in a situation where he knows what the end is. It’s all about whether he can un-knit the inevitable,” Tennant said. “With this particular Time Lord’s life coming to an end, if he starts fiddling with the fundamentals of time and space, it might lead to his undoing.”
The latest issue of SFX features an interview with Russell T Davies and David Tennant focussing on the next adventure as well as a few pictures and some End of Time chatter…
Finally, the BBC report that The Waters of Mars will be dedicated to the late Jon Pertwee-era Doctor Who producer Barry Letts, who passed away earlier this month.