The Slightly Underwhelming Doctor Who Series 7 Trailer

Posted by on March 26th, 2012

It’s really hard to judge the first new footage from the upcoming season of Doctor Who. We get a suitably intimidating villain, an interesting locale and of course all the usual smiling faces we’ve come to know and love.

But something feels… missing.

We don’t really get enough of the premise of the episode to have that mean much to us. There are no hints as to how the Doctor reunites with the Ponds, which should be the most interesting mythological beat in the first 10 minutes of episode one. And as intimidating as our cyborg gunslinger seems to be he’s just… well… a robotic Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen.

Which isn’t bad. It’s just not uniquely grabbing in the grand pantheon of Whovian foes.

What do you guys think? Are you more or less pumped for having seen it?

5 Responses to “The Slightly Underwhelming Doctor Who Series 7 Trailer”

  1. mxyzptlk Says:

    It’s a little off — not enough about Amy and Rory, and overly-focused on action for action’s sake. It almost seems like it’s meant for a new viewer who isn’t familiar with character backstories and mythology, and won’t necessarily need to be in order to dive in. Sort of echoes Torchwood when they went to America.

  2. Bernat Says:

    Is it just me or the whole episode will be “inspired” (not to say copied) in Cowboys vs. Aliens.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I honestly think it doesn’t look horrible as one of their filler episodes but not as a coming soon trailer. Reminds me of how I felt about the pirate episode. It was a fun episode but completely irrelevant. I love westerns so I hope that is enough to save it for me. They really need to get back to the epic stuff like what happened in season 4. I mean my friend said the other day “In weather today its partly cloudy with a slight chance of…holy **** its Galafray.” This joke reminded me that this show has some serious epic moments and can be so awesome when they try. 
    I am sooooo tired of seeing Amy and Rory as well. I wanna make babies with Karen but good god give us somebody new. Right now I’d take K9 over the 2 of them.

    My question for you Justin is do you think they will bring back DaPompador like you theorized? I really want it and if you say its going to happen it must be fact. 
    Stay Weird!  

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Looked awesome to me! You guys are just humdrum naysayers.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Isn’t the lack of, well, anything down to them not having shot more than like two episodes so far? 

    I’d bet that the next trailer, whenever they may release it, will be much more exciting and representative of the upcoming series.