[Pulls on crotchety old man pants up to chest] In my day, you didn’t have to wait forever between seasons of shows on the tel-e-vision…you only had to wait over one Summer and that was perfectly OK because Summer was meant to spend away from TV. In my day, a season of shows used to last thirty-six episodes and start in September and end in June. There wasn’t no such thing as a “half season” of six episodes followed by months of nothing, then the other “half”. In my day, TV characters were regular visitors in our homes. We welcomed them every week and we watched with wide eyes. The return of a new season wasn’t an “event”, it was just how we did it. [Pulls off crotchety old man pants up to chest — don’t worry, I’m wearing longjohns underneath…]
…which is all my roundabout way of saying that the new run of Doctor Who episodes is finally almost here (BBC AMERICA on Saturday, September 19). This season features the Doctor coming face-to-face with Missy, a city of Daleks, deadly mercenaries called the Mire, and terrifying ghosts. There’s also a guest role by Maisie Williams, who you may know from her role as Arya Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Here’s the trailer.
(Warning: guitar-playing Doctor ahead…)