Did y’all catch the Doctor Who holiday special on Christmas day? Did ya, did ya? It was like the only fucking time a new episode aired simultanlesly in UK and America. Gah! It was…. AWESOME! Twas the most Christmassy Doctor Who ever! It was a satificatory reworking of Dicken’s Christmas Carol. Harry Potter‘s Michael Gambon made a wonderfully mean, broken-hearted, un-Dumbledore-y, Scrooge-ish villain. It had a sleigh ride. A flying shark. Doctor Who in a scarf again. It offered what anyone, child or adult, fan or non-fan of the Who cult, wants: heartfelt Christmas sentiment, a sense of humor without excessive irony, much clever dialogue, and terrific acting. It was a real treat.
Now here is the trailer that followed that episode, which gives us our first look at what we can expect from the show next year:
I case ya missed all that, what ya saw was lots of shots of America from the two parter shot here in the states. SS and English guard baddies, a naked River Song, the Presidential Doctor asking for a Fez, Ood, astronauts, TARDIS corridors, over sized children’s masks of children’s faces and a whole bunch of other cool shit.
Series 6 of Doctor Who, is expected to air in the UK on BBC One in Spring and Fall 2011. The series will be split into two pieces, with the first part airing sometime around Easter, then will stop halfway after episode seven, starting again from episode 8 in the Autumn.