You know what's exciting? Not being on the Doctor Who daily merry-go-round when a new trailer comes out. I'm not on Doctor Who overload. I'm not worried about spoiling the daily experience by skipping ahead. It's all new and all up for grabs. So what can we expect in Series 8? Some thoughts:
0:11 Daleks? Okay. Daleks. I could do without them for a while, but they certainly have their fans and can help sell a new Doctor. Plus, they just got a bloody nose from his regeneration.
0:21 Cool TARDIS explosion. I hope it plays as well in the actual mix, but as a trailer shot, it's incredibly cool.
0:26 I thought for a second this was the cyborg cowboy from A Town Called Mercy, but no, just an unfinished artificial man, possibly from a Victorian adventure seeing as Lady Vastra is at 0:39.
0:27 I don't know what this mechanical bird thing is, but I prefer to think of it as the New Who Avitron.
0:28 Still on a Star Wars kick, I see.
0:33 The Doctor on a new mission, righting the mistakes of the past? What could that mean?
0:37 And further, going "into darkness"...? It could be an expression or just taken out of context. Is it the darkness of amnesia as hinted at the end of Time of the Doctor? The "mistakes" speech seems to belie that. Are we going where we've never been before? Is it simply the Void that must separate our world and lost Gallifrey? Delving into his own sins? What?
0:39 Clara falling down a tube. More interior TARDIS shenanigans?
0:40 A remake of Invasion of the Dinosaurs with Walking with technology? Despite the existence of Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, I'm gonna say "yes please!"
After that, plenty of short shots, none of which tell me anything clear. Robots, horses, explosive decompression, mysterious figures, Daleks, spaceships... you know, the usual. But how will it differ from what New Who has made us used to? Moffat did promise some big changes.
And we return to the previous teaser's question. Is he a good man? The answer's got to be yes, and perhaps one who will judge his previous selves lacking in that department, if he really wants to make amends. Will he be darker in the sense of edgier, or in will he simply be gloomier? Waiting patiently for August 23rd...