Doctor Who Sets Season 9 Premiere Date, Releases Explosive First Trailer (VIDEO)

In the brand-spankin'-new trailer for Doctor Who's ninth season, which dropped at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, Peter Capaldi's Doctor says, "It's impossible, I hate it. It's evil, it's astonishing. I want to kiss it to death." And that's kind of how I feel about Doctor Who these days. The series, which returns to both the BBC and BBC America for more time-travel shenanigans on Saturday, September 19, is often impossible and frustrating, but I just can't quit the Doctor. When the series is on, it's ON and I want to squeeze it and kiss it and thank it for making my brain turn to mush. But sometimes there's Robin Hood and moons that turn out to be eggs and I'm left scrubbing those episodes from my memory. 

As is the case with every new season, there will be new creatures at play, but as you can see in the trailer below, there are also some familiar faces as well. Check it out!


I almost wish the BBC had kept Michelle Gomez's return as the Master a secret because her appearance (alongside Jenna Coleman's Clara!) would have been a nice surprise, don't you think? Also, what's up Maisie Williams? Just who ARE you?

At the very least, I am very excited for the episode in which the Doctor apparently becomes a rock god.

Does this new trailer get you pumped for Season 9? 


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Aug 01, 2015
September 9th? Wow, is the new season that bad? One has to wonder..
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Jul 20, 2015
Fingers crossed that there's more consistently good episodes this season. Last year was all over the map with some terrible episodes and only a few really good ones.
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Jul 14, 2015
Wasn't Clara wearing Danny Pink's great-(great-great)-grandson's astronaut gear, or have I binged too many eps of 10-11 and not remembered correctly?


Made me think of it since we had the closeup of an eye that could be Danny's, and the loose end from Series 8 of who that descendant's great-(great-great)-grandmother was (since we all assumed it was Clara).

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Jul 10, 2015
The Masters history has show him to seemingly die, yet to return the next ep.

It just seems a it too obvious that its Jenny? (he knows her, is shocked to see her and they are familiar with each other to mock?)
(SHIT RIVER?)
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Jul 10, 2015
What made me raise an eyebrow was more Zygons. Was anyone really clamoring for their return? It was weird enough having them as the B-story in Day of the Doctor.
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Jul 10, 2015
Erm without giving any plot away, there's a point for their inclusion (squeal).
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Jul 10, 2015
I am really tired of Daleks. Wish they would get some new villains. And I would like to see more of Capaldi and less of Clara. I am still waiting for this last season to really grab me like the others did.
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Jul 10, 2015
Have to agree with others. Didn't care for the stories from last season. Tried watching the Matt Smith era. Nope. Nothing for me there. And this from a Who fan of more than 45 years...
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Jul 10, 2015
Sept too far away!
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Jul 10, 2015
I didn't particularly care for most of last season, and it wasn't Capaldi. The stories just weren't that good.
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Jul 10, 2015
I dont know about anyone else, but I wish the doctor would stay constant with his hair style :/
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Jul 10, 2015
Woohoo!! Didn't really like Capaldi but maybe he'll grow on me in Season 9.
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Jul 09, 2015
Is Missy a pseudo companion this season!?!?!!?

And is Maisie Williams the Doctor's Daughter from Tennant's run!?!?!?

And is my head exploding!?!?!?! That I can answer. BOOM!!!
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Jul 11, 2015
I also think it might be Jenny, the Doctor's Clone-Daughter from the Tennant era. However, I'm also hoping that the writer's surprise us and make Maisie Williams, the Doctor's former Time Lord companion, Romana.
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Jul 10, 2015
I think it is his granddaughter from the original series.
Who Cares! Williams is the best!
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Jul 09, 2015
Calling him old man does make me assume it is his daughter from then.

I hope it is cos eve since then I was expecting the BBC to make a spin off series with her. I mean how can they just let a new timelord just fly away and never be heard from again.
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Jul 09, 2015
Haha Robin Hood... luckily, we always get compensated with a couple of brilliant episodes here and there. Maisie Williams looks like a Doctor Who natural, like she's always been there. But I guess she will just guest star?
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Jul 09, 2015
So excited!

Is it September 19th yet?
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Jul 09, 2015
I may start watching as soon at the Doctor regenerates again. Can't stand Capaldi.
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Jul 09, 2015
Season 8 sucked. I miss Matt
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Jul 09, 2015
Not watching the video and not watching season 9. Moffat lost me with the announcement that he was bringing Missy back, that's some lazy crap right there.
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Jul 09, 2015
You didn't like Missy? Or the announcement?
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Jul 10, 2015
Missy was ok, I didn't like that Moffat couldn't even stick to the death of the character for ONE SINGLE EPISODE before promising to bring a new fan-favorite back. It's pandering, it's letting the fans lead rather than creating something new. It also takes away any sense of significant stakes on the series.
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Jul 10, 2015
I think you are a little too hard on this point - Doctor Who never had significant stakes. And Missy was a great Master.
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Jul 11, 2015
Nice try, Lao Che! Missy isn't the problem, Moffat is the problem and Missy returning is just a symptom.
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Jul 10, 2015
Maybe Missy is not the Master anymore and then you don't have to stop watching :-)
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Jul 10, 2015
Uh, Moffat did not do all those things, only some.

And the last thing he did was kill Missy, and the whole point of that action was to take a heavy toll on Clara and the Doctor's psyches only to have Col Lethbridge Stewart take the action, and Missy's last act was to mess with the Doctor's head.

The Master has spent a lot of time out of the limelight before, that's what makes his/her return so interesting in the modern series. Now though the character is just instantly going to be back, taking away all the weight of these actions.
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Jul 10, 2015
Moffat did all of these things. Did he brain-washed you too, to believe that there were stakes in these situations? :-) Characters change a lot in DW because it never ends. We know the actors are going to move on eventually, and dramatic ends can be planned. But the Doctor is always there, and so is the Master. How is that weird or lazy to keep around the only other time lord in existance?
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Jul 10, 2015
Never had significant stakes? What about Adric being splattered for no reason? What about River Song's ultimate fate? What about Rose Tyler being trapped in the other universe? What about Donna's entire experiences being wiped out? What about Rory and Amy? The show used to have stakes, you have just been brainwashed by Moffat's inability to commit to anything on his own.
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Jul 09, 2015
Moffat lost me when he said the Sherlock special is going to take place in Victorian England.
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Jul 09, 2015
capaldi is brilliant as the doctor. i really wish he had better stuff to work with.
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Jul 09, 2015
Looks good. I hope the writing is better this season.
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Jul 09, 2015
I dunno if it was just additional post-editing but the lighting and cinematography looked absolutely fantastic, and the CGI looked much better than normal. Did the BBC finally decide to invest real money into something?
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