BBC Unveils New Doctor Who
Posters, Synopses and Trailers
In 12 days, Doctor Who fans will celebrate the return of the seventh season on BBC and BBC America simultaneously. To get Whovians excited, they’ve released posters for the first four episodes, featuring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as his new companion Clara, accompanied by synopses:
“The Bells of Saint John”: The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.
“The Rings of Akhaten”: Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
“Cold War”: The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!
“Hide”: Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?
If that’s not enough Who goodness for you, both the BBC and BBC America have their own trailers for you to look at. To get a look at the BBC American version head to Entertainment Weekly’s site, but the BBC version complete with Cybermen and giant flaming skull via Tor.com is right here:
Doctor Who continues its seventh season on BBC and BBC America on March 30.