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article imageDoctor Who: New official trailer receives fan makeover (VIDEO)

By Mathew Wace Peck     Jul 4, 2014 in Entertainment
The second official trailer for Doctor Who’s upcoming season has already received an impressive “fan makeover,” expanding it from 16 seconds to 1 minute 16.
The BBC’s official trailer, released last week, revealed that Season 8 would premiere in the UK on Saturday, August 23, with Deep Breath.
The feature-length adventure stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, in his first full outing since taking over the role from Matt Smith in last year’s Christmas Day special, The Time of the Doctor.
In the official trailer, the Doctor asks Clara, “Am I a good man?” In the extended trailer — which has been put together by two YouTuber Doctor Who fans, Peter Phillips and Ashley Woolston (a.k.a. Auton710) — this has been embedded into other material.
As with a few weeks ago, when YouTuber John Smith took the first official Season 8 trailer and created a longer one — which he entitled Rain — Auton710’s efforts are impressive. But, then, Doctor Who fans have a habit of producing such videos based on the long-running sci-fi series, as can be seen from a selection gathered by Radio Times.
Who s there? (l to r) Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh)  Commander Strax (Dan Starkey) and Jenny Flint (...
Who's there? (l to r) Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Commander Strax (Dan Starkey) and Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart)
Smith even fooled many last summer, who initially believed that his 3D trailer for The Day of the Doctor — which, at the time, had had no official BBC footage released — to be the real deal!
The new season of Doctor Who will comprise 12 new episodes, the season finale of which is currently being filmed, and a Christmas special.
Capaldi will be joined by Jenna Coleman as Clara, the regular companion the Doctor has been travelling with since 2012. Also returning for Deep Breath are Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey and Catrin Stewart. Together, they form the Paternoster Gang: the Silurian, Madame Vastra, her human partner, Jenny Flint, and their Sontaran nurse-cum-butler, Commander Strax. The popular trio were first introduced in A Good Man Goes to War, a story by Steven Moffat that brought to a close the first of two seasons broadcast in 2011.
Into the TARDIS
Later in the season, the Doctor and Clara will be and joined by two new travelling companions — Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson) and his younger sister, Courtney (Ellie George) — and, as evidenced by recent pictures on Bustle, re-joined by Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, who was last seen in 2013’s 50th-anniversary multi-Doctor special, The Day of the Doctor, and is played by Jemma Redgrave.
Among this year’s guest stars will be former MI5 / Spooks stars Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) as Ms Delphonx and Hermione Norris, Michelle Gomez (Bad Education) as the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere, the singer Foxes, who last weekend was performing at the Glastonbury music festival, the actor and TV presenter Frank Skinner (Room 101) and Jonathan Bailey, who played the newspaper reporter Olly Stevens in last year’s first season of the ITV crime thriller, Broadchurch.
During August, to promote the new season (which premieres that month), there will be a break in filming, while Capaldi, Coleman and series showrunner Steven Moffat will embark on the first-ever Doctor Who World Tour, taking in Cardiff, Wales — where production of Doctor Who has been based since 2003 — London, England; Seoul, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; New York, USA; Mexico City, Mexico; and, finally, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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