If series 8 of Doctor Who was suspensful and exciting, I can only imagine what series 9 is going to be like. The trailer showed off a montage of classic villains and monsters, a fire-breathing Cowardly Lion, a new look at Maisie Williams's character, and much more.
If you haven't seen the trailer already, here you go.
I think it's an understatement to say that Doctor Who has a few surprises in store for series nine. While there were many reasons to get goosebumps from this trailer, here are the four surprises I think fans of the show should be excited about.
There were a couple hints in the trailer to a Viking setting, one that seemed to be overrun with robots. But it looks as though those robots are being led by the Norse King of the Gods, Odin. Or at least, what the Vikings will assume is Odin. My theory is that this is an alien leading the robots, and that the humans will worship him as a deity because of his power. It wouldn't be the first time Doctor Who messes with mythology, and it looks like it could be very interesting to see how Odin handles the Doctor.
The Daleks Are Back in Business
The most infamous villains the Doctor has ever faced have returned. And it looks like they're badder than ever. I'm assuming that the red one is supposed to be a Supreme Dalek, which means that we could be getting another big Dalek battle like Journey's End. The Daleks have been pretty absent for the last two series, and I'm more than happy to see more of them.
Speaking of Daleks, Is That Skaro?!
In case you forgot (like me), Skaro is the home world of the Daleks. We've never seen the planet on the modern series of Doctor Who, so I'm only assuming this is Skaro because of the Dalek-y design of the buildings. If it is Skaro, this could make for a pretty significant Dalek story. It would be a fight that brings the Daleks back home.
Yep, we thought we saw the last of her, but guess again. Sure it looked like she was vaporized at the end of Series eight, but I guess she must've teleported at the last second. I'm personally happy that she isn't dead. Before she returned in Series 8, I was begging for the Master's return, and now, I honestly can't see anyone doing the role besides her. She's probably the most terrifying and nefarious of all the Masters, and I don't want to see her go just yet.
These are just some of the many exciting moments from the trailer, and it's only a minute and a half long. It looks like we're going to be seeing a pretty memorable chapter in the Doctor's story, and I for one cannot wait when Doctor Who returns in September.