As if those pesky folks at San Diego Comic Con weren’t lucky enough with their exclusive peek at Sherlock series three, the lucky sods have now been shown the first trailer for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.
Premiering to deafening screams, the trailer focused heavily on the chemistry between Matt Smith and David Tennant’s eleventh and tenth Doctors; with the pair comparing sonic screwdrivers, trading “Allons-y,” and “Geronimo!” catchphrases and Tennant paying homage to 10th anniversary The Three Doctors by telling Smith he doesn’t like the new Tardis. “Oh, you’ve redecorated,” he says. “I don’t like it.”
The clip also gave fans a glimpse of John Hurt in action, with the mysterious Doctor standing amidst what looks like the Time War between the Daleks and Time Lords. “Great men are forged in fire,” he laments, as flames and carnage erupt around him. In reference to Hurt’s character, Smith’s Doctor is heard telling Clara: “I’ve had many faces. Many lives. I don’t admit to all of them. There’s one life I’ve tried very hard to forget.” A nod, it seems, to the Doctor’s infamous act of genocide.
Also featuring in the trailer is Billie Piper’s Rose, who is seen telling Hurt’s Doctor that “the moment is coming,” some angry Zygons bursting out of a glass case and plenty more Daleks. A title also confirms that: “This fall, the Doctor will face his darkest day: Himself.
The trailer ends with someone “looking for the Doctor,” before the camera swings around to reveal Hurt, Tennant and Smith. Tennant then quips, “Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place.”
A BBC spokesman has told RadioTimes.com that there is no confirmation when the trailer will be put online for UK fans. The official Doctor Who twitter account, however, does tell fans to keep their eyes peeled.