It’s Doctor Who Week of Geek here at Geeks of Doom, where we’re counting down to the launch of Doctor Who Series 6!
Joining us for our preview of Series 6 episode of the TARDISblend is Andy Sorcini aka MrBabyMan, co-host of The Drill Down. We kick off the show speculating on what can be expected in the opening episode of the season, The Impossible Astronaut, directed by Toby Haynes and written by showrunner Steven Moffat.
The first episode is part one of a two-part adventure, which concludes in episode 2 entitled Day of the Moon. The adventure sees Matt Smith‘s Eleventh Doctor facing new villains The Silents, who are tied into the “Silence/Silents Will Fall” meme from last season. It also sees the return of Alex Kingston as River Song, and of course Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill reprising their companion roles as Amy Pond and Rory Williams respectively.
We also discuss how much attention the new season is getting, and the amazing promotion BBC and BBC America are pushing behind the show. The level of anticipation among fans is at an all-time high. Additionally, we talk of new fans coming to the show, and debate what Classic Doctor Who episodes they should consider checking out.
We run through the episode list for the season, and also briefly touch on Torchwood: Miracle Day. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!
For those who saw the Doctor Who Christmas Special, entitled A Christmas Carol, if you stuck around for the end credits you would have been treated to the first teaser trailer for Series 6 of Doctor Who… and it’s a ripper.
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Filming and production is continuing on Series 6, so this teaser trailer includes footage from episodes that are mostly from the first part of the season. Included in the trailer is a great deal of portions from the opening two episodes set in the United States. Doctor Who Series 6 will continue the multi-series story arc of “The Silence,” and more secrets are to be revealed about the mysterious River Song.
Doctor Who Series 6 is executive produced by showrunner Steven Moffat, and will feature Matt Smith continuing his portrayal of the eleventh Doctor. Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are also returning, reprising their roles as Amy Pond and Rory Williams respectively, traveling with the Doctor as his companions. River Song, as mentioned, is also back for Series 6 as portrayed by Alex Kingston.