DOCTOR WHO: What I didn't know, however, was what I had in store for me next. As mentioned before, due to England's (lousy! embarassingly bad! shame on yee!) participation in same Eurovision Contest, yesterday's "Doctor Who" episode has been postponed for a week, and is due next Saturday; same time, same channel; but meanwhile, they'd decided to give us something to make up for the waiting, a bit of a gift, and it turned out to be almost as good as a new episode. Almost. But very close. For whereas the next upcoming twoparter is a Moffat tale about an alien (and mental? wtf?) library, and some scary adventures there, with no appearances from old companions or villains, as far as we've been told, last night's gift trailer - as provided by the BBC - was packed with fangirl goodness, previews and incredible cameos; a regular squee fest of grand, unforeseen dimensions. I was rather taken aback by the whole thing. Here it is, by the way, for all of you to see:
How brilliant is that? I mean, it's just (over)loaded with potential and promises of absolute magnificence yet to come. If there's one thing the BBC knows, it's how to make exciting trailers, and thus - increase our excitement, simultaneously. I can't wait. And I know I say that way too often, but my goodness did I love this! And how could anything make, er, everything more worth waiting for? I mean, it's Rose! And so much Rose, I was barely able to keep myself together! Walking, talking, crying, shooting - determined look in her eyes, leather jacket shining bright, mascara on the move - and she's got her classic ear rings on! Also, her acting was immaculate; spot-on and back to the old days; it blew me away! Here we've been kept in the dark (...pun intended) for so long; being fed (small and smaller and) the smallest pieces of information, one single piece at the time, for numerous months; and then, all of a sudden, they decide to bombard us with a whole load of gunfights and explosions and running and screaming and Billie Piper looking mysteriously mature, toughened-up and just extremely cool? Gah! Here's surprise issues for ya'! Additionally, there was Donna's comment about Rose Tyler returning, which sums up - pretty well - my own set of reactions, too. YES, it is good; no matter what, no matter how, no matter where. Second, David Tennant, the brilliance that is David Tennant's acting skills - and, not to mention The Doctor's grin at the prospect of having his darling beloved back! The sadness of the whole situation, everything's gone wrong (apparently), but at the same time: it's her, and she is coming back to him! Made my day! As great as the Moffat episodes may prove to be, I can't help looking the more forward to seeing Rose again and discover what kind of fighter chic she's been transformed into, after a few years with Alternate Universe Torchwood. Regardless if I cry or get scared shitless or is left in total misery, because it's so tragic, the lot of it; and all this is probably destined to happen; it will be fantastic. Utterly fantastic. Although the very word "fantastic" seems close to an understatement, right now. Judging from my own reactions, this trailer thing was made of pure divinity. Very James Bond, very Star Wars, very Matrix, very Modesty Blaise, and very much made up of all good things I love. Moreover, and to top it all: it's compressed into this one, single concept that seems based on, and constructed from, all good things that are there to be discovered, throughout the galaxies. "Doctor Who"; the one and only; made with an unparallelled measure of heart and ingenius soul. I rest my case and press rewind!
Last but not least, though, let me add some relevant links of interest, in terms of further trailer exploration and Whovianism:
Planet Gallifrey's breakdown, with screen caps
BBC official site, with a special puzzle or two, and a countdown
Blogtor Who, brilliant blog with loads of news and pics