Does this work for Americans and other aliens? It's an actual BBC YouTube clip so I don't know if it might be region restricted. It's promotional material though so I don't see why it should be.
The new promo for Doctor Who
series 5, which I guess I was right to expect at Easter. What did people think? I was a bit disappointed it wasn't more clips from the series itself, but then come to think of it they usually do a specially-shot promo like this every year; Series 1 had Eccleston running around talking to camera, Series 4 had the awesome "Donna by the fire" one. Having got over the fact that it wasn't clips, I think the main encouraging thing here is that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan look like they'll have good chemistry, as far as you can tell from this short a clip. It seems Karen's been allowed to keep her Scottish accent, although with The Moff running the show that can't have been in too
A couple of people have commented the trailer looks a bit "CBBC" which I would agree with. But then again The Sarah Jane Adventures
CBBC so that's not necessarily a bad thing. (And I know even people who hated the 2009 Specials don't always agree with me on this bit, but I still think there were times when RTD took the show too far in the opposite direction with them; I hate to sound like the Daily Mail
but I would not
have wanted to be watching "The Waters of Mars" with a young kid and have to explain what happened at the end. So I wouldn't be too surprised if Moffat feels the need to rein that in a bit at the start.)
Also, there's a very short extract of what is allegedly part of Toby Whithouse's script for this year floating around.
One the one hand it's a shame if that's leaked, on the other I hope it is
genuine as I'd love to see this (and the humour does
seem very Toby Whithouse-esque.)