Season 6 of “Doctor Who” kicks off in mere days.
The April 23 two-part premiere, “The Impossible Astronaut,” takes the extremely old franchise to American soil for the first time in its history — and if the cryptic promos aren’t enough to get you excited about the launch, these new clips probably will.
BBC (the actual British one) released two snippets from the episode and, without spoiling too much, they sate our “Who” appetite for comedy and crazy-intense drama.
Below, we have a look at the gang’s arrival in the American west and a test of wills inside the Tardis — the latter of which makes us a little nervous about River Song (Alex Kingston).
It’s been said for a while now that the mystery of River (the doctor’s future bride he’s met in the wrong chronology) would finally unfold in Season 6, and with that looming on the horizon, showrunner Steven Moffat has spilled to Doctor Who magazine that one of the four cast members is going die in the premiere.
Our money is on River.* The Doctor (Matt Smith) will clearly make it past the season premiere, and Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) have already been through enough. Also? Since the Doctor hasn’t even had his first encounter with River yet, her past self could come into play soon after her death.
But that’s just our two cents. What do you think? Watch the clips and let us know what you think in the comments.