The new Doctor meets an old enemy in the next episode of ‘Doctor Who’ and we have clips from ‘Into the Dalek’ to share before it airs on Saturday.
‘Into the Dalek’ was co-written by showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat and Phil Ford. Ford is well known in the Whoniverse for writing ‘The Waters of Mars’ featuring the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) as well as the ‘Torchwood’ episode ‘Something Borrowed.’ This time around he teams with Moffat to bring and interesting twist to the war between the Daleks and the Doctor. Ben Wheatley returns as director having also directed the Season 8 premiere, ‘Deep Breath,’ which aired last week.
Here’s the plot teaser for the episode:
“A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… With the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever, he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question ‘Am I a good man?’”
The question is one that fans have heard before as it resonated in the Season 8 teaser trailer for the series. The clip below is an extended version of that snippet:
The next clip has the Doctor introducing who Clara is and his face to face (the first at least with this face) with a Dalek:
Also being introduced in this episode is Danny Pink (played by Samuel Anderson), a fellow Coal Hill math teacher with a questionable past who is rumored to be romantically interested in Clara (Jenna Coleman). Ultimately Mr. Pink will be a very important component in the series as will be seen by the episode’s end. As Coleman says of the character:
“Danny’s so lovable. He’s so laid-back. He’s a good counterpart to her uptight, control-freak nature. He brings her back to earth, literally and theoretically.”
Hm… will he be the reason for the rumors that Clara’s adventures with the Doctor are numbered?
While we speculate, here’s a clip from ‘Into the Dalek’ of Clara meeting Danny for the first time:
So all in all we have to wonder, is the Doctor a good man? On that note, is Danny? What about Misty?
The adventures with the 12th Doctor continues Saturdays on BBC America at 9PM ET.