The first time you meet him, he's funny. The second time, he's amazing. The third time you realise he's the most dangerous man in the universe.
With exactly seven weeks to go until the arrival of Peter Capaldi's final series of Doctor Who, the BBC are starting to up the promotion by giving us this rather glorious trailer.
Narrated by new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), the thirty second trailer has the cafeteria worker along with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) defiantly strolling through a library as Bill talks of the dangers and excitement of travelling with the Doctor, while an image of several monsters appears towards the end of the trailer.
The monsters in question include the usual suspects such as a Dalek, Cyberman, Weeping Angel but there's also some new ones there such as the Emojibot, the Truth monsters and a female Ice Warrior in the mix too. I have to admit that seeing this trailer brought a smile to my face as it's been a while since we've had a concept trailer to promote the upcoming series. It captured the tone right and gave me confidence in that Bill and Nardole are going to make for an interesting team up with the Twelfth Doctor in his final year.
In slightly less great news (or maybe it's great, depending on your point of view), it seems that after weeks of speculation, it's been as good as confirmed that spin-off series, Class will not be coming back for a second series. Printed in the Mirror during the week, the show's lacklustre ratings on BBC1 may have spelled the show's doom and there's still the fact that is has yet to air on BBCAmerica. Personally, I'm not really broken up by this news to be honest. The show was okay enough but it didn't really add much to the Doctor Who universe as a whole and the promotion was so horribly mishandled that I'm not surprised either.
Series 10 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py5xXBREBRk
Class Cancelled: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-spin-class-axed-9906600
Series 10 of Doctor Who will air on BBC1 and BBCAmerica from April 15th.