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Doctor Who – Easter 2010

Sandwiched between Total Wipeout and So You Think You Can Dance? on BBC One on Saturday evening, the Doctor Who trailer – an unusual but fascinating extended teaser – concluded with the words “Doctor Who Easter 2010″.

A quick check of the 2010 Kasterborous diary reveals a date of April 3rd for the Saturday of the Easter weekend – assuming Doctor Who is staying as part of the BBC’s Saturday night line up, this could be the date we’ve been waiting for.

Meanwhile the trailer itself was a hallucinogenic mix of the recent promo image and the Doctor (Matt Smith) and Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) lying on a patch of grass looking at the stars. They clearly weren’t anywhere near a major city – such a clear night sky is near-impossible to find these days!

Also evident in the trailer was the change in tone, coupled with some visual hints of a time and space littered with deep, rich colours and freakish monsters. The sight of a bizarre, toothless being at the end of the trailer – coupled with the familiar Doctor Who theme (left right until the end) adds a welcome level of mystery to Season 31.

We’re truly into a new era of Doctor Who – and it’s possibly just 5 weeks away…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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