Doctor Who Series Seven Official Trailer Released [HD Video]

On August 1st, BBC America released a brand new trailer for the upcoming series (season for all of us in the U.S.) seven of Doctor Who.  Now, we knew that the fan-favorite Science Fiction series would be airing in the U.K. on BBC One this fall, but according to BBC America, it appears that it will be airing in the U.S. simultaneously.

Yessssssssssssssssssssssss.

We also would like to note that BBC in the description, BBC America describes this new season as “[f]ourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes…”  Waitminute, there.

As the tenth Doctor would say:

We don ‘t know about you we’re reading that as each episode is going to be at least 90 minutes long, like the incredibly popular Sherlock.  No complaints from us because that’s exactly how this show should be done.  They’ve always had the top-notch effects and the epic story-telling but they’ve been confined to multiple episode story arcs for the most part.  This might just be BBC America exaggerating (and abusing the English language) but we really want to believe.  Here’s the latest trailer and at the bottom we’ve posted the first teaser trailer that came out last year because it was just so cool.

From 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. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year.

Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.

AMC Cancels The Killing After Two Seasons, 20th Century Fox Shopping It…

AMC announced on July 27th that they would not be renewing their highly acclaimed series, The Killing, after only two seasons.  The sophomore series revolving around the murder of Rosie Larsen, a 17 year-old girl in Seattle, saw a dramatic ratings decline in its second season following a controversial season one finale in which her killer was not revealed. This prompted a backlash from critics and viewers alike who simply could not handle the fact that their dramatic television wasn’t completely spoon-fed to them.

(Our Review of The Killing)

Not only are we not particularly surprised by this development, we aren’t bothered by it because in our opinion, once the killer was revealed, regardless of the ratings drop, that was really as far as the ride could go.  The Killing was specifically about Rosie Larsen, the Larsen family, Detectives Linden and Holder and the Darren Richmond mayoral campaign.  Once you remove any of those elements, it’s no longer the same series.   The second season ended on an absolute high-note and we just assumed that would be the end and we were fine with that.

That’s why we were particularly surprised to learn that 20th Century Fox Television is shopping the series to other networks.  This is one of those rare cases where we hear about one of our favorite shows canceled by a network and then shopped where we just want to tell the studio, “Let it go.  You had a great run.  Don’t spoil it.”  Yes, we appreciate that the studio believes that the series can still be profitable, however, pushing for a show to be picked up when you have to change the most basic elements that made the show so fantastic, doesn’t seem like a noble or worthy effort.  Even if a network does pick it up (which is highly unlikely), it’s almost a guarantee that its ratings will fall off the rails completely.

So, 20th Century… we’re begging you; allow us to remember The Killing as the fantastic piece of television that it was.