With series ten of Doctor Who a little more than a month away, I thought it was high time that I wrote up a reaction post for one of the recent trailers! The first episode of the next series is set to air on April fifteenth and, despite all my issues with and misgivings about the show, I can’t help getting excited all over again because it’s been more than a year since we had any significant number of episodes. (The Christmas special was definitely A THING, but it was only one thing, not an entire series, and I personally found it rather disappointing and un-festive. But that’s just me.)
P.S. You can find my earlier film trailer reaction posts here.
Warning: Spoilers ahead! Read/watch at your own risk!
0:04 – Hi Bill, I’m gay. Your face is pretty. Hi.
0:05 – I’M NEVER GOING TO BE OVER BRITISH PEOPLE CALLING FRIES “CHIPS” IT MAKES ME LAUGH EVERY TIME.
0:06 – I don’t even know why but I am always 100% for the Doctor being a teacher and doing teacher-y things I LOVE IT.
0:08 – SHE’S SO PRETTY HERE AHHH HELP ME I NEED HELP I’M GAY.
0:14 – #timeywimeyspacekitchen
0:17 – Is that a futuristic version of Nebraska? Indiana? Some other godforsaken corn-filled place in the middle of nowhere, USA?
0:19 – No, Bill, you may NOT use the space toilet.
0:21 – It would seem that I am gay for girls in all sorts of historical costumes.
0:22 – Oh my god I had the volume turned down and for a second I thought she just swore on a children’s show lol.
0:25 – Me during midterms TBH.
0:27 – OH LOOK IT’S MEEEEEEE.
0:29 – I am… not a huge fan of Dalek episodes, on the whole, because there have been so many that I’ve gotten bored, but it is always fun to watch one if it features a new companion. So. There’s that.
0:30 – Also, what happened to the sonic sunglasses? I miss the sonic sunglasses.
0:36 – I am… not enthused about Nardole apparently being a companion in this series in addition to Bill because I find him boring and he mutters so much that, with his accent, I can hardly understand anything he’s saying. But we shall see. Maybe this season will make me like him more?
0:38 – WHEEEEERE ARE THEY I WANNA KNOW.
0:40 – THERE THEY ARE. MY FAVORITE GLASSES.
0:42 – YES! GOOD!
That seemed like a ridiculously short trailer, especially considering how the trailer released about a month before series nine debuted was almost forty seconds longer. But still… I’m excited! Bill reminds me of Rose in some ways, or at least her introduction does. I wasn’t a huge fan of companions such as Amy, Rory, Clara, et cetera in part because they were written to be Extra-Special and not down-to-earth characters that ordinary people could relate to.
So, yeah. I’m looking forward to seeing how someone like Bill, who works at a mundane job and looks like she’s probably in her twenties because it seems like she could be me and I could be her. AHHH AND SHE’S CUTE. And diversity! Yay! DIVERSE SCIENCE FICTION! ON A LONG-RUNNING CHILDREN’S SHOW!
I’m sad that Peter Capaldi will be leaving the show after this series, but I’m oh so excited for Bill. Also, after series ten we’ll have a new showrunner (!!!) because Steven Moffat is leaving (!!!!!!).
I’m not sure yet if I want to do collaborative reviews of this show as I have in the past… due to college, I’m always extremely tired, busy, and stressed. I never got around to co-writing and posting reviews of the last few episodes of series nine and I didn’t do that for the recent Christmas special, either. It just seems like a lot to orchestrate and organize, although I still think it would be fun to do. Stay tuned, I guess, for updates?
What’s your opinion of this trailer for Doctor Who series ten?