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Doctor Who TV Trailer So is It Bessie?

Doctor Who TV Trailer So is It Bessie?

The TV trailer for The Name of The Doctor appears to a car much like Bessie passing Clara – She has said she has met the Doctor more that 3 times so could this be another occasion.







  • doctorwho???

    May 15th, 2013 - 4:28pm

    i thinks it is and that clara is being sent through time to save the doctor and that its the tardis that has sent her !

    • Big D

      May 16th, 2013 - 5:31pm

      mmmm… this sounds familiar

  • Anonymous

    May 14th, 2013 - 6:17pm

    I hope classic doctors appear

  • Doctor J

    May 14th, 2013 - 12:44am

    I would love to see Bessie back in a future DW story I preffered Bessie to the Whomobile Jon Pertwee’s era.

  • crazy guy

    May 13th, 2013 - 4:18pm

    hey guys if you remember about the episode being leaked the BBC have promised us fans that if no one who has seen it leaks anything they will give us a special clip of the 11 and tenth together from the anniversary special. i hope no one spoils it for us

    • the astronaut of death

      May 13th, 2013 - 8:04pm

      I think people already have

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2013 - 6:07pm

      No, I actually tried to find it but I found nothing, I think people are smart enough to keep it to themselves

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2013 - 6:15pm

      Im sure the bbc will show it to us anyway

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2013 - 10:04am

    I cant wait for this scene. Hopefully we’ll see her walking past old doctors, or in background of a memorable 20th century Who scene. BRILLIANT!

  • drjakeyoung

    May 13th, 2013 - 9:44am

    looks like clara has been super imposed into that image, my theory is that she has paced herself through out the doctors time stream to save him.

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2013 - 10:02am

      It does, but i think they actually filmed bessie driving past. The quality of the image is too good to be of a pertwee episode.

    • Tardis’nt

      May 13th, 2013 - 4:41pm

      well that is a background seen in the five doctors, so…………

    • olletsoc

      May 13th, 2013 - 5:22pm

      it’s from the five doctors

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2013 - 6:26pm

      Ok so maybe the tree is the same from the scene where pertwee is taken by the time scoop, but at no point do we see bessie drive past that close or from that angle. The tree image may have been re-used from the scene, but not bessie. That’s been reconstructed.

    • Some bloke

      May 13th, 2013 - 6:29pm

      P.s that last comment about the tree image being the same, that was me.

      and anyway, the back of bessie has the black material top piece on the back of it, in the five doctors, whereas in the images above she does not

  • LJ

    May 13th, 2013 - 9:39am

    Strax doesnt die, it is Riversong that goes. if you look at claras clothes she is wearing different companions clothes. as bessie passes her she is wearing sarah janes clothes.

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2013 - 9:07am

    I hope classic doctors appear in a cameo

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2013 - 6:09pm

      I don’t want to ruin it for you but in one of the bcc America promo pics you will be happy!

  • MasonBing

    May 13th, 2013 - 8:00am

    Look at her outfit on the pictures, it looks very 1970’s to me so maybe she has met the doctor before maybe she met them just before they regenerate to save them if anything goes wrong

  • hath57

    May 12th, 2013 - 6:42pm

    My theory- Clara seems to be wearing Sarah Jane’s clothes in those pictures, and Ace’s in the thumbnail. Maybe she’s going back and fixing things, appearing to the Doctor as his companions?

    • daryl

      May 12th, 2013 - 7:13pm

      I thought she may be a younger Sarah Jane?

  • daryl

    May 12th, 2013 - 4:43pm

    In hope river won be in the 50th as she would ruin it!


      May 12th, 2013 - 5:09pm

      Yes, get rid of River now pleaase Moffat !!!!!.

      Why must he keep Alex Kingston back again and again as River Song ?. Nothing against the actress herself, but her characters is so annoying, and now that we know her real name is Melody Pond and not River Song, and that she is the Daughter of Amy and Rory and seems to be part Time Lord in some way, she’s no longer a mystery, just a character who shows up whenever Moffat wants her too.

      From the looks of things, River Song in ‘The Name of the Doctor’ has already lived through the events of ‘Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead’, so it seems she’s gonna be brought back from the grave every now and then it seems . . . . . NOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!! 🙁


    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 13th, 2013 - 7:07pm

      I don’t especially love or hate River Song, but I do think she should make her last appearance. All she needs after the revelation of who she is is an episode leading into her death.

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2013 - 8:47pm

      In reality River Song is the Doctors wife so in some way she’ll always be a part of his life.
      But perhaps this isn’t the River from after the library (although you’re right it looks a lot like she is) and maybe this is where she learns the Doctors name…
      I do like Alex Kingston (the actress) but her character isn’t being used to show the Doctor in a different way. She does just pop up for Mofffats benefit of writing her.

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2013 - 10:00pm

      she’s not his wife anymore

    • Some bloke

      May 13th, 2013 - 10:02pm

      That was me who said she wasn’t his wife anymore. She’s not his wife because they were married in an alternate universe and when everything reverted back to normal they were no longer (officially) married. and yes, this is River Song post Library, Moffat said so 😀

    • AS

      May 19th, 2013 - 4:08pm

      River should continue to be a reoccurring character, a lot of fans love her – infact it mainly just seems to be the older fans of the show who hate her (although don’t they hate everything and in fact only continue to watch the show to moan about Moffat).

  • iPhil

    May 12th, 2013 - 2:39pm

    From the trailer it looks like Clara gets scattered in time by the TARDIS, there are a few different versions of her in the trailer. Maybe the TARDIS scatters her through time to watch out for the Doctor?

  • LumatTheEwok

    May 12th, 2013 - 1:46pm

    My Predictions for ‘The Name of the Doctor’:

    Now judging from the trailers released, Synopsis and statements from the cast I think this is what could happen, or what I believe to happen. Now Jenna has said that Clara has met the Doctor more than 3 times, in the synopsis it states ‘that threatens to unravel his past, present and future…’ and in the TV trailer Clara says “I was born to save the Doctor”.

    Now we also got a glimpse of what everyone thinks is Bessie, Clara looks green screened into a shot of old footage, does that mean Pertwee is driving in the old footage? Look above, she’s met the Doctor more than 3 times, she is the saving of the Doctor and his Past Incarnations are threatened. I believe she goes back and saves each incarnation of the Doctor using green screen and old footage, meaning each classic Doctor will appear for a few seconds; which is fantastic enough. So something is about to get the past incarnation and Clara stops it? Protecting the Doctor? This theory also supports the lots of different clothes she is going to wear from different eras.

    Now one way this could happen is that at the end of the TV trailer, there is a red beam thing inside the TARDIS and Clara (I think) runs through it, so she could be splitting herself throughout time, to each era of each incarnation. Now she could save each incarnation up to 7 then something goes wrong with 8 and 9 then it leads to the 50th with John Hurts character?

    As for the Doctor’s Name, I simply think he’ll Whisper it in River Songs ear (She hasn’t been told yet) so we as the viewer will not hear it (And hopefully never will) and River Song will then know, leading onto Silence in the Library.

    As for Strax, Jenny and Vastra…I don’t know, I believe one of the trio might be killed off or possibly two, all of them if Moffat wants to hurt us badly. The Whispermen do look awesome and I cannot wait to see them in action!

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2013 - 4:08pm

      I think that would be very good (it’s actually what I thought too) and I think the river may be like a echo in the tardis, like the tardis copied the date from CAL and she can only be in the tardis, like a projection, as she doesn’t seem to move much, like the clara projection in hide.

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 13th, 2013 - 7:11pm

      If they do kill off a member of the Victorian gang, I think it should mark their last appearance, at least for a while. I don’t hate them at all, in fact, I find them very entertaining,it’s just that they’ve been used 3 years in a row, and could really use a break.

  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2013 - 1:07pm

    Part of the description for this episode says that the Doctor has met Clara more than twice before

    …well, it was never specified it was with just the one incarnation…

  • handbot10

    May 12th, 2013 - 12:34pm

    what I think will happen: I think Clara will sacrifice her life to save the doctor from revealing his name making everyone happy but the doctor will think clara is dead but really she is still alive and after having such good adventures she decides to have more, getting her lost in the dalek asylum meeting the doctor again.

    • handbot10

      May 12th, 2013 - 12:35pm

      unless……….. she is really the doctors daughter, jenny.

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2013 - 2:15pm

      that would be wrong because they kissed

  • The Silence

    May 12th, 2013 - 11:38am

    Well, it’s either Bessie or Brum.

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2013 - 1:10pm

      Ah Brum, yes we remember Brum


      May 12th, 2013 - 1:20pm

      Lolololol that’s nostalgia for you 🙂

    • drjakeyoung

      May 12th, 2013 - 4:06pm

      hahaha, i remember that from 10 years ago 🙂


      May 12th, 2013 - 5:10pm

      HA HA, Ive often wondered if Bessie and Brum are brother and sister 😀

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2013 - 7:39am


    • booboo

      May 13th, 2013 - 8:23am

      Children’s programme featuring a car not unlike Bessie.

      The car was in Bourton on the water motor museum, not sure if its still there

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    May 12th, 2013 - 11:24am

    Maybe Strax’s punishment as a nurse is over so he could go back to being a normal sontaran and kill.

  • Fez Master

    May 12th, 2013 - 11:10am



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