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article imageDoctor Who Season 8 trailer scores with World Cup fans (VIDEO)

By Mathew Wace Peck     Jul 14, 2014 in Entertainment
The latest "Doctor Who" trailer has gone down well with UK television viewers who watched last night's football World Cup final on BBC One.
The decision to broadcast the latest Doctor Who trailer on BBC One during half-time of the eagerly anticipated game had been hyped ahead of the football final almost as much as the World Cup match itself, with the BBC having built up the excitement with a string of shorter Doctor Who clips and tweets via the show's official Twitter feed.
The new trailer, shown on TV in the half-time break of the Germany–Argentina match, didn't disappoint Who-football fans.
In a very dark-looking trailer, a voice that sounds very much like Davros, the Doctor's old enemy and the creator of the Daleks croaks, "Life returns. Life prevails." Then the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) speaks what every Who fan has been waiting to hear, those immortal words, "I'm the Doctor." He then continues: "I have lived for over 2,000 years. I have made many mistakes. It's about time I did something about that."
The Doctor's companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) then asks , "Where are we going?" and he responds, "Into darkness."
This is followed by a montages of images that includes Daleks, Cybermen, some sort of a tentacled alien and a Tryrannosaurus Rex, which is seen stomping past the British Houses of Parliament.
The Doctor then speaks up again: "Clara, be my pal — am I a good man?" Her almost-whispered reply is noncommittal: "I don't know."
As reported by the Guardian, "viewers went into a frenzy on Twitter, with many claiming the trailer was better than the (then goal-less) match." One, Vicky Nutley, wrote on her Twitter feed, "So far the most exciting thing about the World Cup final has been the Doctor Who trailer at half time." A Who-football fan, Cameron Hunter, tweeted, "#WorldCupFinal has been great so far, but that #DoctorWho trailer was better," while a Who-non-football-fan, moriparty, had written before the trailer aired, "Watching the football just for this Doctor Who trailer now that's commitment.... It better be worth it..." Another Who-football fan, Liam Culshaw, praised the World Cup final and the Doctor Who trailer as well as the BBC for both: "How could the #WorldCup get any better? Have a #DoctorWho trailer at HT. Knew I'd be rewarded for choosing @BBCSport over @itvfootball."
The selfie taken by Germany s Lukas Podolski moments after his team wins the 2014 World Cup
The selfie taken by Germany's Lukas Podolski moments after his team wins the 2014 World Cup
Via @Podolski10
Viewers had to wait till the second period of extra time to see who would win the 2014 World Cup Final, with Germany beating Argentina 1–0 in Brazil.
Minutes after the final whistle ended the 2014 World Cup Final, a selfie by Germany's Lukas Podolski went viral. As reported by David Silverberg for Digital Journal, the 29-year-old wanted to share his joy of his team's win over Argentina. "Podolski couldn't resist sharing his happiness with his social media fans, despite not playing in the Final," the report says.
Doctor Who returns to TV screens on Saturday, August 23, with Peter Capaldi's the feature-length debut, Deep Breath. An advance screening of the first episode is due to take place at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on Thursday, August 7, marking the start of the first-ever Doctor Who World Tour.
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