BBC America has unveiled both the key art (above) and a new trailer for Doctor Who: Season 10.
If you don’t blink, you might catch a glimpse of a Dalek in a cunning disguise and, maybe, a Mondasian Cyberman (the originals – not seen for over fifty years!). Plus! A robot that speaks emoji!
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, April 15 (9/8C) – followed by the series premiere of spin-off series Class (10/9C), which features a handful of Coal Hill Academy students and one unusual teacher who are tasked with saving the world when The Doctor’s not around.
Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio was a first in the long history of Doctor Who – it tapped into the global appreciation of superhero comics and movies by introducing one into the Whovian mythos for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special.
The combination of Time Lord and superhero worked– it holds up to repeat viewing extremely well. It’s just a shame that, as usual, there is a paucity of bonus features on the home video release (in stores this week).
In what was an unlikely event even for the wildly inventive series Doctor Who, the show’s 2016 Christmas Special – Doctor Who – The Return of Doctor Mysterio teamed the Doctor with a superhero to (and here is where the show returned to a reasonably familiar scenario) save the world from an alien threat.
On February 21st, BBC Home Entertainment will release Doctor Who – The Return of Doctor Mysterio on Blu-ray and DVD – with bonus material including a special edition Doctor Who Extra.
Meet the Doctor’s new companion, Bill (in her own words), and learn something we’ve always kind of suspected about the Doctor but never heard him actually say out loud before, in the first trailer for the tenth season of Doctor Who.
The Doctor and a young casually dressed black woman are hiding in a corridor while a familiar chilling cry echoes around them, ‘EX-TER-MIN-ATE!’
When the Doctor explains it’s a Dalek and seems caught in a loop repeating the word over and over, she takes issue – ‘That’s not an explanation! That’s a word!’ When he does explain what a Dalek is, she doesn’t quite get it, ‘It’s got a SUCKER’ she practically giggles (sounds like someone watching Doctor Who for the first time, doesn’t it). ‘And a gun,’ he notes. And things get tense.
And thus are we introduced to Bill, played by Pearl Mackie – the Doctor’s new companion.
The 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special will have a nationwide, two-day theatrical run on December 28 & 29.
This years Christmas Special features the return of Alex Kingston’s River Song. The theatrical event will include an exclusive interview with Kingston and a fifteen-minute Making Of featurette.
The event is a coproduction of BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 13th. The Doctor Who Christmas special will air on BBC America on Friday, December 25th. For details, follow the jump.