By the time you read this you may have already seen The Impossible Astronaut, part 1 of the Doctor Who series premiere, and you’ll know whether or not it’s lived up to all the hype.Â After you grab your vortex manipulator to time-shift backwards and tell me what you thought, read this article and become even more anxious for the remaining six episodes!
Series producer Marcus Wilson, whom you may recall telling BBC America that he wanted more sleep, has revealed a few more things we should look out for over the next year.Â First up, villains:
“…[in The Curse of the Black Spot,] Lily Cole plays a Siren, a type of demon who lures soldiers to their death.Â Then, in episodes five [The Rebel Flesh] and six [The Almost People], weâ€™ve got something called The Flesh.Â Itâ€™s a technology that lets humans create duplicates of themselves â€” but this being Doctor Who, things donâ€™t run smoothly.”
Duplicates of themselves… as in, clones?Â Does this have something to do with Sontarans?
Also, even after his return in autumn, we may not have seen the last of James Corden’s Craig Owens…
“Whatâ€™s lovely about Doctor Who is that people want to guest star in it.Â We set out the story commissions for this series and we knew that we wanted to do a sequel to The Lodger.Â James said, â€˜Tell me when, Iâ€™ll be there.â€™Â We thought that his episode would be a one-off, but it did so well that everyone was keen to do another.Â Now heâ€™s pitching to us for a trilogy.“
Now that would be an interesting turn of events – a third round for Craig?Â Could he become a regular in the TARDIS appearing as often as River Song?Â Naturally, our faithful readers are a mixed bag of those who liked his first outing and those who didn’t… are you excited that we could be getting even more Craig, or does the idea make you cringe?
Doctor Who will be back next Saturday, April 30th with Day of the Moon, at 6pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, 9/8c on BBC America, and 8/7c on Space.