While U.S. audiences won't get to see the Doctor Who mid-season finale, "A Good Man Goes to War," until next Saturday (bummer), lucky viewers in the the U.K. will be able to watch it THIS Saturday. And some tantalizing, fun and intriguing teasers and pics about the episode have been released. But beware of SPOILERS.
First off, SFX has released more than 21 cool teasers for the episode that promises to be shock-full of revelations, mind-boggling plot twists and one massive cliffhanger. We've chosen 12 that seemed the best, most thrilling and fun to us.
Second, the BBC has released some pictures from "A Good Man Goes to War," but if you haven't seen "The Almost People" yet, it could ruin a bit of the surprise—so be forewarned!
There are lots of spaceships—and that's just in the teaser
Have we ever said that lots of spaceships is good?
There is a very Star Wars feel (The Empire Strikes Back especially) even down to the shape of the windows and the music
Steven Moffat seems to be a fan of Star Wars (and Star Trek), and there were a lot of references to the movies, especially in last season's episode "The Beast Below," as well as throughout the season.
There are lots of suprise guest stars (and some will be a surprise), but unlike in "The Pandorica Opens" none of them feels wasted—they all have a chance to shine ... apart from one, maybe
SFX listed this one as two teasers, but we've put them together. We'll admit to being really puzzled about just who these surprise guest stars are, since we already know about the return of the Cybermen, Sontarans and Silurians. Could one of them be Captain Jack Harkness? Steven Moffat has expressed a strong desire to bring John Barrowman back on board the TARDIS at one point, and it could be the perfect time to squeeze in a cameo appearance. Who knows? Or perhaps, could it be the mysterious character called Jenny (as in the Doctor's Daughter)?
There are some revelations that really will make your jaw drop
Revelations. Plural. As most of you know, we're all finally expecting the grand revelation about just who the heck River Song is (and knowing the Moff, it will either be really simple or overly complicated) in that episode, so that's one down. If there are more, bring them on! But just what could they be?
There is a terrific battle scene at the end (which more than makes up for a slightly underwhelming and confusingly directed one in the first half)
Again, battle scenes are cool.
Although there's lots of time traveling, it's not a timey-wimey-reliant plot.
While we all love time traveling on Doctor Who, we have to admit that the time-traveling shenanigans that took place in last season's finale, "The Pandorica Opens" and "The Big Bang," while a lot of fun, also gave us a headache. So, yay!
The Doctor produces something very revealing from the TARDIS
Right. We're really puzzled here. Anyone have any ideas?
Rory says something very funny to an old enemy that you can't believe has never been said before
Will he call the Sontarans potato heads? Let's strike that one, 'cause that's been said before. Let's see what will come out of Moffat's head. We're pretty sure we'll all go, "Of course!"
A throwaway line from last season becomes a major plot device
Dang it! we have to go and re-watch season five. Again.
And lastly, but not least:
Look carefully at the monitor screens ...
And the corridors
And please, please, please, if anyone has leaked the title for the next episode onto the Internet, avoid the temptation to check it out. When the caption comes up at the end, "The Doctor Will Be Back In..." it was so unexpected and made us grin so much, we'd hate you to miss having the same experience ...
So what do you guys think? Any theories and opinions? What do you think it all means?
(pictures via Digital Spy)