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Published on February 23rd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Teaser Trailer Reaction

The Doctor Who teaser trailer has now been aired on TV several times since premiering on BBC One on Saturday evening – what did you think of it?

In general, opinion online seems to be mixed – possibly due to a lack of understanding of the trailers context and an expectation of more clips. Clearly Steven Moffat is playing Season 31 close to his chest, and avoiding spoilers via a trailer of clips being crossed referenced with set reports etc by giving us this Alice in Wonderland tie-in teaser trailer, set to be played in 3D in cinemas alongside the Tim Burton/Disney movie:

While some fans (as exemplified on Digital Spy) wanted clips, others were disappointed by a change in tone, surprising given the wholesale changes we’ve already seen.

Doctor Who fans on io9.com were on the whole happy, with Matt Smith’s voice a particular topic – one poster states “Matt has the oldest voice,” while another observes “He looks like Troughton, acts like Pertwee but sounds like Tom Baker.”

Elsewhere, Den of Geek was a little more critical in general – one poster observed:

My first viewing of this trailer left me a bit concerned, and missing the outgoing production team’s firm hand on the tiller.

That would be the firm hand that gave us New Earth, Fear Her and Love & Monsters in one season, would it?

Although certain posters on the three websites listed above seem to be distracted by an alleged shot of the top of Amy’s legs while she’s falling, the trailer has on the whole been well-received – the thing is, there’s a few weeks still left to go!

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About the Author

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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