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A peek at what’s ahead when Doctor Who returns March 30

Posted by on March 18, 2013 – 11:50 am
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In addition to the tantalizing trailer above (and another from BBC America at Entertainment Weekly), there are new details about the next batch of Doctor Who episodes, which resume March 30 — along with more matching theatrical-style “posters” in the vein of last year’s offerings. Say it with me now … spoilers!

Episode 6: The Bells of Saint John

The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy. Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner Directed by Colm McCarthy Written by Steven Moffat Produced by Denise Paul Series produced by Marcus Wilson

The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.
Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Directed by Colm McCarthy
Written by Steven Moffat
Produced by Denise Paul
Series produced by Marcus Wilson

Episode 7: The Rings of Akhaten

Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.  Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner  Directed by Farren Blackburn  Written by Neil Cross  Produced by Denise Paul  Series produced by Marcus Wilson

Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Directed by Farren Blackburn
Written by Neil Cross
Produced by Denise Paul
Series produced by Marcus Wilson

Episode 8: Cold War

The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!  Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner  Directed by Douglas Mackinnon  Written by Mark Gatiss  Produced by Marcus Wilson

The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!
Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Mark Gatiss
Produced by Marcus Wilson

Episode 9: Hide

Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?  Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner  Directed by Jamie Payne  Written by Neil Cross  Produced by Marcus Wilson

Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?
Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Directed by Jamie Payne
Written by Neil Cross
Produced by Marcus Wilson

That’s all for now. I love the different styles these posters bring to the BBC’s marketing campaign. What are you looking forward to the most from the Time Lord’s return? It looks like we’re going to get the usual interesting blend of storytelling styles as we tumble toward what is certain to be an epic season finale!