The newest season of Doctor Who is going to be here before we know it. We are slowly getting more and more information about it. Yesterday the BBC released a small teaser during the World Cup final, focusing on the companions. You can watch it below.
This teaser is great, it does exactly what it was supposed to do. It shows the companions, and sets the tone of what the season will be. It has a very whimsical and magical feel to it, something that has been missing the last couple of years.
While the teaser seems pretty straightforward, there are some Easter eggs in there for the die hard fans.
First, the magazine that was given to Bradley Walsh:
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) July 15, 2018
It is the same magazine as read by Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor in the season 7 episode “The Rings of Akhaten”. I didn’t notice it until Lizo Mzimba, an entertainment journalist for the BBC pointed it out.
But what I did notice was the commentary on the TV in the background. It was not random.
"The first touch was out of this world." "They've got the makings of a really strong team. They've got great energy, they've got great flair… I'm really excited to see what happens." 👏 #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/HETg9Br7pe
— Benjamin Cook (@benjamin_cook) July 15, 2018
So like I said, it was a tone-setting teaser. It was meant to be nothing more. If you want more, you will need to wait until Thursday, where it was confirmed we will get something else after their panel at San Diego Comic Con, as confirmed by the official Doctor Who account for BBC America.
— Doctor Who on BBC America (@DoctorWho_BBCA) July 15, 2018
I’ll make sure somebody brings the trailer to you on Thursday, as I will be in San Diego and unable to write. This is the most excited I’ve been for a new season of Doctor Who in a long time. We do not have an official air date yet, but I assume we will get one on Thursday. I assume it will be in October some time.
What did you think of this colorful, whimsical teaser?
Doctor Who will air on BBC One and BBC America this fall.