It’s two times the behind-the-sofa fun, as the BBC has released not one, but two trailers for this weekend’s new episode, Into the Dalek. Why did they release two trailers? What do they show? And how are they different? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?
Both spots are basically 30-ish second clips from the episode.
The first (up above the headline) is the Doctor and Clara making their way to a Dalek that’s been captured by some futuristic-looking soldiers. The Doctor opens the door and sees his nemesis from Skaro and says, “The Dalek is so damaged it’s turned good.”
The second is a bit of a longer look at the Doctor’s question to Clara, “Am I a good man?”
Both of these clips, it seems, are setting up themes for the whole series. The Doctor may have well been talking about himself when describing the Dalek.
Or is the Doctor now so damaged (because of regenerations, mistakes he’s made, living 2000+ years) that he’s now somehow turned bad? We’ll know more on Sunday, of course, but until then, here’s Clara Oswald actress Jenna Coleman introducing the episode.
Finally, designer Stuart Manning has produced a stunning poster for Into the Dalek, which you can see below.
Manning told the Radio Times that “This episode’s poster is based loosely on Disneyworld’s 1950s Tomorrowland poster art. The Daleks obviously came a little later, but visually they’re very Sputnik-era aliens.”
“The tunnel of shrinking Doctors is taken from one of Jon Pertwee’s title sequences. As a childhood viewer of the third Doctor, I think it’s a visual reference Peter Capaldi might approve of.”
Flipping marvellous, isn’t it? Follow the link above to get the full res version.
Into the Dalek airs on BBC One on Saturday 30th August at 7.30pm and on BBC America at 9/8c