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Born to save the universe Trailer + Screenshots
































  • Doctor3000

    July 12th, 2015 - 4:15pm

    As it starts on 19th September the 2016 annual will be released around that time so their won’t be much or any of series 9 in the 2016 annual?

  • Zygon63

    July 12th, 2015 - 4:12pm

    If you’d like to analyse this trailer or just give your reactions for my fanzine (Gallifrey Fanzine), I’d be very grateful. You can submit content here:
    Thanks everyone!
    (We also need reviews if you want to write one!)

  • The Rocky Road Biscuit Fan Club

    July 12th, 2015 - 11:02am

    Those black-eyed people look like Moffat specials
    They’re already creepin’ the hell out of me

  • Doctor Stu

    July 11th, 2015 - 6:13pm

    Maise Williams could be playing anyone she might even be just a generic character that might not be as significant as the trailer suggests just like the death in heaven trailer where Clara says that Clara Oswald has never existed and everybody got hyped only to find out it was just a lie she was telling to try and fool the Cybermen

    • CJ

      July 11th, 2015 - 7:48pm

      You could right…

    • CJ

      July 11th, 2015 - 7:48pm



    July 11th, 2015 - 3:56pm

    That woman in the very top picture looks some what like Maisie Williams, much much older.

    Be interesting if it turned out they are playing the same character. The woman called be ‘The Woman who died’, and Maisie could be ‘The girl who lived’.

    Time will tell . . . . always does 🙂

    • the astronaut of death

      July 11th, 2015 - 6:08pm

      No that screen shot is from a Toby Whitehouse episode ?

    • CJ

      July 11th, 2015 - 7:47pm

      Yeah it is

  • doctor3000

    July 11th, 2015 - 3:50pm

    Those hands coming out of the ground could be a weeping angel.


      July 11th, 2015 - 3:54pm

      I thought that too . . . . but Weeping Angel’s don’t move when their being seen. It’s just someone else in mud.

  • The Figure Adventurer

    July 11th, 2015 - 1:24pm

    Possible theory for Episodes 4 & 5

    So, episode four: The Girl Who Died – The girl in this one is Maisie Williams? So, she dies… at the end, due to these robots, but in episode 5 The Woman Who Lived, it turns out that she’s not dead, hence the bit at the end of the trailer…?

    • Discount Einstein

      July 11th, 2015 - 2:57pm

      Actually The Girl Who Died is episode 5 while The Woman Who Lived is episode 6

    • The Figure Adventurer

      July 11th, 2015 - 7:30pm

      Ah! Thanks!

  • the astronaut of death

    July 11th, 2015 - 1:05pm

    Guys we have to remember the Doctor has seen this face before…… So if it is Susan or jenny then how does he know it is them? as he has not seen these characters since there last episodes ……

    • CJ

      July 11th, 2015 - 1:11pm

      You have a point there… But it has to be someone!

  • CJ

    July 11th, 2015 - 1:01pm

    I’m sorry but I can’t see Maisie Williams being Jenny (The Doctor’s Daughter). I think she could be Susan or someone else… I can see why people are saying she might be Jenny but I thought Jenny couldn’t regenerate???

    • Obsie

      July 11th, 2015 - 2:33pm

      CJ, I can see your point but at the end of The Doctor’s Daughter, she does revive and breathe out Time Lord energy. Although The Doctor described her as an “echo” of them and little else, it’s still feasible that things can be rewritten, after all we know what Moffat is like.

    • CJ

      July 11th, 2015 - 2:49pm


    • Barsha

      September 20th, 2015 - 12:41pm

      Jenny didn’t regenerate, and it was not ‘Time Lord Regeneration Energy’ that she breathed out (though a similar effect was used for it), but gas from the ‘Source’, the terraforming agent that the episode was based around.

  • Nelsonator

    July 11th, 2015 - 9:08am

    I had a closer look at that Classic Dalek, and its not from the 70’s, its actually from the 60’s if you take a more closer look at it.

    • theredcreepertrc

      July 11th, 2015 - 10:32am

      You’re right. adding to that the city eerily similar to that of the Daleks on Skaro way back when, it seems that in series 9 the new Daleks will journey to their origin; not just Skaro, but Skaro during the Thaal extermination. I am beyond thrilled! 😀

  • Doctorwho123456789101112

    July 10th, 2015 - 10:19pm

    I bet the women at the end is Jenny (From doctor’s daughter)
    1st: She regenerated at the end of Doctor’s daughter in a rocket and her character hasn’t returned yet
    2nd: Masie Williams is playing the women at the end and the first episode Masie Williams appears in is the Girl who died and everyone thought jenny died at the end of the doctors daughter (but she didn’t she regenerated and hasn’t returned yet)

    If you agree: comment: you agree
    If you disagree: comment: I don’t because…
    Everyone who reads this comment reply

    • Peking Homunculus

      July 11th, 2015 - 2:08am

      When Jenny regenerated in ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’ she still appeard the same. Also, I would say it was inconclusive as to whether it was the usual time lord regeneration, or more an effect of the terraforming device.

    • Rufus

      July 11th, 2015 - 8:40am

      I’m sitting on the fence but could be possible………

    • theredcreepertrc

      July 11th, 2015 - 10:33am

      I agree! I’ve been arguing with people on YouTube about this! xD Seriously, everyone thinks it’s Susan, which is beyond unlikely, whereas Jenny fits the bill! She calls him “old man” for god’s sake!

    • Doctorwho123456789101112

      July 15th, 2015 - 8:45pm

      @Peking Homunculus we only saw a bit of timelord energy come out the regeneration process could of taken a lot longer (The 11th doctors regeneration took quite a while) we don’t neccersaliry know if she changed her face or not. But it’s most likely.

  • Dalek Supreme

    July 10th, 2015 - 10:08pm

    God damn it, you’ve got my attention yet again. CURSE YOU ADVERTISING!

    From just this, I’m liking the look of this series a lot more than anything from series 5 onwards. There’s a lot of horror-ish elements, which I do quite like, especially the weird skull-headed thing and those creepy hands. Yes, a slightly darker turn is much welcome, and I hope this is the series that 8 was supposed to be. (For the record, 8 was alright, better than most of the 11th Doctor’s series).
    At least they know how to get my attention. Daleks? Yes! Old ones too? Double yes!
    *dances furiously*

    • Obsie

      July 11th, 2015 - 2:36pm

      Dalek Supreme, desist, Daleks do not like dancing, Exterminate, exterminate exterminate !!!!!!! lol.

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    July 10th, 2015 - 9:59pm

    Yes, its just over a week to go for me now, just popped back to the 10th July to see how you are all coping. You’ve seen nothing until trailer two, its gobsmacking.

  • Doctor Stu

    July 10th, 2015 - 4:59pm

    The metal city looks very gallifreyian by the shape and mountainous surroundings it reminds me of the Moldovarium in the pandorica opens


      July 10th, 2015 - 5:06pm

      More like Skaro. I think they are trying to either –

      A) Show the Thal or Kaled dome from ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ during the thousand year war before both sides built protective domes over their cities.

      B) It’s a recreation of the Dalek city from their 1963 debut story.

      C) It’s a totally brand new Dalek city entirely.

    • JellyBaby100

      July 10th, 2015 - 8:51pm

      Don’t forget the 60’s dalek in the background too, which is extremely compelling evidence that we’re back on the original Skaro city. Plus the wall design is similar, and the thing that crushes a Dalek at the start could easily be a Skaro door

    • Doctor Stu

      July 10th, 2015 - 9:34pm

      I hope it’s explained how Skaro can still exist rather than it just appearing with no explanation like in asylum of the Daleks


      July 11th, 2015 - 6:58am

      Jelly Baby 100 – Looks more like a 1974 Dalek from ‘Death to the Daleks’ rather then a 1960’s version, as it has a silver dome with orange lights on it, and one with silver dome and orange lights did appear in the aforementioned story

    • Rufus

      July 11th, 2015 - 8:39am

      I smell Davros

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2015 - 6:10pm

      No sorry , that was me…… 🙂

  • The Bad Wolfie

    July 10th, 2015 - 4:44pm

    This series looks a lot better than last years! Coming from someone who is not keen at all on the 12th Doctor, he seems better by what is in the trailer.

    So glad that Clara is back again, one of the best companions (in my opinion). Its cool that there is a classic Dalek as well, may even be from a trip to the Dalek Asylum, before it blew up, in which case Clara may meet her Oswin echo.

    The Master looks menacing again, as do the zombie-like hands coming out the ground 🙂


      July 10th, 2015 - 5:08pm

      In the current issues of Doctor Who Magazine, Clara has encountered one of her echo’s called Winnie. Unlike Oswin or the Victorian governess Clara, Winnie actually lives even thou at first it seems she was killed off.


    July 10th, 2015 - 3:28pm

    Here’s a thought – Why is there a classic series Dalek in series 9 ?.

    Could it be –

    A) The Doctor and Clara end up in the time period of the silver and black Daleks of 1974’s ‘Death to the Daleks’, and the Time War Dalek seeing in front of the classic series Dalek is a prototype Time War Dalek which may have been an experimental model which ended up being used eventually in the Time War ?.

    B) Steven Moffat [may have] seen the awesome YouTube animation ‘Dalek Tales – The Dalek That Time Forgot’ and decided to do a story where a Time War Dalek ends up in the era of the aforementioned 1974 Daleks ? and the Time War Dalek tries to change history is some way by encountering those classic series Daleks ?.

    C) Because Moffat just wanted something from the good old days to make an appearance for the fun if it 😀

  • skaroman

    July 10th, 2015 - 2:36pm

    Settle down! Settle down! Let’s think this through…
    The girl at the end is someone who knows the Doctor, but who? I think we’re going to play ‘Guess who the reoccurring character is’, like with Missy in Series 8.
    She could be…

    Susan, Romana, River Song, The Rani, Jenny (The Doctor’s Daughter) or someone else.

    But to play this game well, we must watch a few episodes first and decide logically. We must not automatically come down to conclusions from a trailer, expect what is going to happen and then be disappointed.

    Everybody got that?!


      July 10th, 2015 - 3:20pm

      SUSAN – Can’t be her. Susan has no mean of leaving 22nd Century Earth as far as we know.

      ROMANA – I couldn’t see why it could not be here, but assuming if it is Romana, her existence would have been unknown to the Doctor as a survivor of the Time War because Time Lord’s are telepathic, and Romana would surely have used a Chameleon Arch to hide herself somewhere in space and time, but if the girl is Romana, then why has she not used a Chameleon Arch to hide herself like the Master had done if she too intended to escape the Time War and never be found ?.

      RIVER SONG – No . . . . please god no, not her, couldn’t stand her, plus her story is done so leave her be.

      THE RANI – Same as what I’ve just said about Romana.

      JENNY – Now if she was her, that would be brilliant, cos like many fan’s I miss the Doctor’s funny daughter.


      July 10th, 2015 - 3:59pm

      Not all of us like River Song. Glad the annoying woman is gone. Got fed up with her ‘hello sweetie’ and ‘spoilers’ all the time.

      I’ve nothing against Alex Kingston, but her character was just irritating at times.

      Nothing wrong with Jenny thou, she’s not irritating at all, a superb performance from Peter Davison’s daughter and David Tennant’s wife Georgia Moffat / Tennant.


      July 10th, 2015 - 4:01pm

      No need to moan Anonymous. Not everyone liked River Song, just like some of us don’t like Missy, or other fan’s, unlike myself, don’t like Rose Tyler or Donna Noble.

      You can’t like every character in the Doctor Who universe you know.

  • Run you clever boy

    July 10th, 2015 - 2:32pm

    I am very much looking forward to this series especially the underwater base one it reminds me OF Shadows of the Vashta Nerada but i think it will be the ghosts in thats one any ideas which episode will have vikings in i think episode 5 or 6

  • Dem squiggles

    July 10th, 2015 - 12:31pm

    Does anyone think it could be a krafayis in the 22nd picture?

    • Hayden

      July 11th, 2015 - 9:49am

      It looks nothing like the Krafayis!

    • Dem squiggles

      July 11th, 2015 - 12:54pm

      It might be a krafayis skeleton

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    July 10th, 2015 - 11:35am

    1 month 9 days.

  • MrHaloWho

    July 10th, 2015 - 11:19am

    “I’m the Doctor, and I save people!”
    nearly as good as
    “I’m the Doctor, the man that stops the monsters!”

    • MrHaloWho

      July 10th, 2015 - 11:19am

      What happened to ‘I’m the Doctor’?

  • MrHaloWho

    July 10th, 2015 - 11:17am

    To be honest, I’m not that excited for Series 9. It looks the same as Series 8, but with Maisie Williams. And the rest of it is the same as Matt Smith’s series’: the Daleks, the space suits, Clara, Missy, chased by zombies, running through corridors etc.

    And that new monster in the 3rd pic is probably one where, if you smell it, you die. We’ve already had ‘don’t blink’, ‘don’t breath’, ‘don’t think’, ‘don’t see or hear’ twice, ‘don’t believe’, ‘don’t forget’…

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      July 10th, 2015 - 11:33am

      “To be honest, I’m not that excited for Series 9. It looks the same as Series 8, but with Maisie Williams” On what point does it look the same as series 8? There’s so much new stuff that series 8 didn’t have

      ” And the rest of it is the same as Matt Smith’s series’: the Daleks, the space suits, Clara, Missy, chased by zombies, running through corridors etc.” Missy wasn’t in Matt Smiths series, Doctor Who has always been Daleks and running down corridors. And of course Clara is going to be there!

      “And that new monster in the 3rd pic is probably one where, if you smell it, you die. We’ve already had ‘don’t blink’, ‘don’t breath’, ‘don’t think’, ‘don’t see or hear’ twice, ‘don’t believe’, ‘don’t forget’…” You complain yet they are some of Doctor Who’s greatest monsters- The Weeping Angels, The Silence, The Clockwork Robots, The Teller etc.

      So dont complain.

  • Queen of evil

    July 10th, 2015 - 10:15am

    The third one looks like a magician,so maybe that’s the magician In the magicians apprentice

  • The Figure Adventurer

    July 10th, 2015 - 8:03am

    Possible theory for Episode 1?

    The Doctor and Clara visit a warzone planet, to find that the Daleks are fighting in it. The Doctor and Clara become allies with the opposition but a lot of the soldiers in the opposition are untrained? They get killed off by the Daleks. The Doctor finds that Davros is behind the whole thing, so The Doctor goes back to Skaro to kill him as a young boy. He drops off Clara and Clara finds Missy, somehow, and asks for her help to save The Doctor.

    Not sure if the whole thing about The Doctor killing Davros is real or if it was just made up…

    • Rufus

      July 11th, 2015 - 8:38am

      I smell Davros

  • Obsie

    July 10th, 2015 - 7:54am

    In picture 13, does it seem as though the TARDIS set has been reduced in size diameter wise ?

  • the man who fights the monsters

    July 10th, 2015 - 7:33am

    one is titled CITY OF THE DALEKS apparently

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2015 - 6:12pm

      I’m pretty sure that’s already a title in the classic series.

    • The Five Doctors

      July 12th, 2015 - 8:50am

      Wasn’t that the tile of one of The Adventure Games?


    July 10th, 2015 - 7:27am

    My view on some of the pictures –

    PICTURE 4 : 1974 ‘Death to the Daleks’ silver Dalek. Interesting 🙂

    PICTURE 10: Looks like Skaro, Maybe a new look to the Dalek city from their very first appearance.

    PICTURES 13 AND 14: Hello roundals [a.k.a. the round things], nice to see them back !! 😀

    PICTURE 18: Clearly not Davros, but he does leave me with that impression.

    PICTURE 21: Rock and Roll Doctor !!, Dum De Dum, Dum De Dum, Dum De Dum, ohhh weee ohhhh !!.

    PICTURE 25: Obviously a redressing of the set from ‘Into the Dalek’ which if the inside of Rusty the Daleks eyestalk. Nice bit of redressing there, but shame it’s so obviously what it was originally build for last series.

    PICTURE 26: Thal’s or Kaled’s ? . . . . or neither.

    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2015 - 5:23pm

      In picture 4 it’s a 1963 dalek from ‘The Daleks’.

    • JellyBaby100

      July 10th, 2015 - 8:59pm

      Yes, you can tell it’s an original Dalek because of the ‘ping pong ball’ dome lights, whereas the Death to the Daleks models had Land Rover headlights.

      I’m certain that that city is the same city as in ‘The Dead Planet/Mutants/Daleks’ (whatever you want to call it’), as the scenes with the Daleks are set in a very similar environment to the interior of set city, with an original Dalek(!!!) and something that could easily be a Skaro door crushing a Dalek at the beginning.

      However I must disagree with the “redressing of the set from ‘Into the Dalek’” theory because they don’t keep sets that long, it looks quite different and corridor sets are pretty cheap anyway.


      July 11th, 2015 - 6:59am

      No it’s not, it’s a 1974 Dalek.

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2015 - 7:20am

      It’s not a 1974 dalek, it’s an original dalek from 1963.


      July 11th, 2015 - 7:24am

      No, it is a 1974 Dalek. It has orange lights on it’s dome, and if you’ve ever seen ‘Death to the Daleks’ you may recall one or two Daleks in that story had orange lights on their domes.


      July 11th, 2015 - 7:26am

      Check out this picture, it has orange lights, a 1974 Dalek

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2015 - 7:31am

      Yes your right about the 1974 Daleks having orange lights, but the classic Dalek in picture 4 doesn’t, it has ping pong balls on the dome which matches the look of the early 1960’s Daleks.


      July 11th, 2015 - 7:33am

      Well, as the 7th Doctor said : Time will tell, always does.

  • Anonymous

    July 10th, 2015 - 7:19am

    Is that a classic Dalek behind the bronze one??


      July 10th, 2015 - 7:21am

      Yep, 1974 ‘Death to the Daleks’ model from the looks of it as it appears to be silver.

    • Rebel Whovian

      July 10th, 2015 - 7:23am

      I think it is. I love the design of the classic daleks.

  • mmccreadie

    July 10th, 2015 - 6:51am

    The Console Room has roundels again! Yay!

  • CJ

    July 10th, 2015 - 6:24am

    This looks absolutely FANTASTIC!


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