That 50th Anniversary Trailer Breakdown You Know You Need To See

So, you might have heard about the seriously awesome Doctor Who trailer that went out tonight, a cornucopia of 50 years of time travel, with colourised images, bullet time, sonic screwdrivers and a Matt Smith voice over.

If not, go watch it now. You cannot miss it.

Among the items and characters you might spot are Yeti chess piece, Clockwork Robot mask, Hieronymous mask, Cloven Hoof pub sign, Key to Time, Polyphase Avatron, graffiti saying: No More, Dalek saucer, 60s Daleks and 80s Cybermen, Voc Robot, Bessie, Giant spider, Golden Gate bridge, various TARDIS keys and sonics and a fob watch, as well as Sarah Jane Smith, Rose Tyler, Clara Oswin, and possibly the Brigade Leader alternative of the Brigadier from Inferno.

We’ve brought some of them into this very post, just for you.

For the full 222 image breakdown, please head to our Facebook Page – and it would be great if you could hit the Like button while you’re there, too!

(Thanks to Elton Townend Jones for help with the spotting!)


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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+.

15 Responses to That 50th Anniversary Trailer Breakdown You Know You Need To See

  1. avatar Steve Freestone says:

    That “no more” graffiti is very interesting……

    • avatar vortexter says:

      The Doctor says he has been running all his life. No more running I suspect.

  2. avatar Ian says:

    Hi guys the breakdown photos on Facebook are brilliant, well done :)

  3. avatar Scooter says:

    I think the suspected “Brigade Leader” is John Hurt’s “Doctor” without the leather coat.

    • avatar vortexter says:

      I think your right. He has the bandolier on that he wears under his leather jacket.

  4. avatar vortexter says:

    Who is that crossing swords with the 3rd Doctor in the Tardis? It certainly isn’t the Master? And is that the Dark Tower in the background behind the 11th?…

    • avatar Tongmaster5 says:

      Doctor/Master swordfight image taken from the The Sea Devils

      • avatar David F says:

        Pretty sure it isn’t from The Sea Devils. It may be a reference to the sword-fight they had in that story, but it’s a composite image from many sources, and it’s quite possible they’ve used doubles to help them achieve the image they wanted.

    • avatar Geoff says:

      I think the tower is the Shard?

  5. avatar Alex Smith says:

    and K9

  6. avatar Geoff says:

    I’m sure I heard Toms voice in there too. This is a beautifully made trailer and I think the way the former Doctors appear could be something to do with the reference made to paintings a while back.

  7. avatar Paddy says:

    Definitely heard Davison and McGann’s voices in there, on some of the echoey bits – Davison saying “all my lives” and McGann saying “years”.

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  10. avatar Ranger says:

    Talk about doing a disservice to McGann! Off to one side, partially obscured and if you blink, you miss him. Didn’t see Rose at all – still, not upset by that!

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