Entertainment Television

'Doctor Who' Season 7 trailer: Cyborg gunslinger, Egyptian queen & a Dalek

Looks like The Doctor fell in love with the wild, wild West during last season's trip to the U.S. The just-released Season 7 trailer for "Doctor Who" has a decidedly "Westworld" feel to it, with an angry cyborg gunslinger and the Doctor lined up for a shootout.

I hope the Doctor has better luck with his six-shooter than Amy does. "Everyone who isn’t an American, drop you gun," says the sheriff of the town of Mercy after Amy mistakenly fires—twice. (The sheriff happens to be played by “Farscape” and "Stargate" star Ben Browder!)

The Doctor, Amy and Rory also appear to meet an Egyptian Queen that could be Cleopatra, and the travel from a dusty western wasteland to a cold, snow-covered one. (Is that a Dalek’s eye popping up out of the snow?)

The trailer includes some wonderful special effects and terrific lines from Matt Smith’s Doctor like the following: “Anachronistic electricity, ‘keep out’ signs, aggressive stares—has someone been peeking at my Christmas list,” he says as he, Amy and Rory walk into Mercy.

The trailer did its job well: I’m impatiently waiting for the return of “Doctor Who.” What did you think of the trailer?

Here’s what BBC has to say about the trailer, and the season, which will begin sometime this fall on BBC America.

“The new season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill making their final rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor (Matt Smith). Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) have been at the Doctor's side for more than two seasons but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?

“New guest stars so far confirmed to star will include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams. Season 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend—the recently-announced new companion, played by Jenna-Louse Coleman.”

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • 'Great team effort' by joggers saves man in Lake Michigan

    'Great team effort' by joggers saves man in Lake Michigan

    During an early morning jog along Lake Michigan with his wife and children Tuesday, John Corba spotted a man struggling in the water nearly 30 yards from the shore.

  • Grateful Dead drummer dishes dirt, drug dependency in new book

    Grateful Dead drummer dishes dirt, drug dependency in new book

    As a founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann watched the world change from behind his drum kit, shoveling coal in the wildly tribal rhythm section as the Dead went from San Francisco underground curio to ground-breaking indie outfit, then progenitor of the improvisation-based rock...

  • Book comes out ahead of Grateful Dead farewell concerts in Chicago this weekend

    Book comes out ahead of Grateful Dead farewell concerts in Chicago this weekend

    The cliché that colors every good rock star story is “sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll." For the Grateful Dead, the trailblazing rock band known for its improvisational style, revelatory live shows and dedicated fanbase, there was that and so much more.

  • 10 best movies of 2015 so far

    10 best movies of 2015 so far

    The year’s half over! How did that happen? No idea. With six months of a good year of movies in the books, let’s see how the Top 10 list is looking, with a quote from each respective review. Note: There are a few I’ve seen that I really like that haven’t yet opened in Chicago, and those aren’t...

  • If you make less than $50,440, proposal could increase overtime pay

    If you make less than $50,440, proposal could increase overtime pay

    Nearly 5 million more Americans would qualify for overtime pay under new rules proposed Tuesday by the Obama administration, a long-anticipated move expected to affect a broad swath of salaried employees from store managers to social workers to restaurant shift supervisors.

  • Chicago's minimum wage increase attracting workers to city

    Chicago's minimum wage increase attracting workers to city

    Unlike previous summers, UniStaff is experiencing a spike in job applicants at its Little Village location, a trend the branch manager says is tied to the city's minimum wage increase to $10 per hour beginning Wednesday.

Comments
Loading