What's the next best thing to getting a brand-new episode of Doctor Who right now? Getting loads of teasers from upcoming episodes! And thanks to two scanned pages from The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who, we have a TON of them.
The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2011, set to be released tomorrow in the U.K. and on Oct. 19 in North America, contains "everything you need to know about the Eleventh Doctor's first year," including exclusive interviews with the cast and crew as well as the teasers that were scanned here.
As you can see from the two images, many of the teasers are QUITE cryptic. So we've done our best to interpret the most interesting of them below.
Scared of the Eye in Space? You should be—We think this refers to the Atraxi, the galactic policemen who were hunting Prisoner Zero in the series-five opener The Eleventh Hour. Remember them? Their ships looked like big Kryptonian-like snowflakes with a giant eyeball in the middle.
Some lies are too much for the psychic paper—We're guessing the Doctor will try to pass himself off as someone so grand or so unbelievable that the psychic paper won't work at all (or at least not properly).
"I wont take calls from that Prime Minister"—The Doctor previously took a phone call in the TARDIS from the great Winston Churchill himself at the end of The Beast Below and went to help him in Victory of the Daleks. Could that Prime Minister be Margaret Thatcher? There is another quote from the same page that says "Margaret Come Back" (this one was a bit blurry)—so it's a possibility.
The only water in the forest is the river—This could mean anything, but then again it could refer to River Song, who was first introduced in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. And incidentally was inside the Byzantium's forest in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone. Is that whole talk of water, forest and river a bit too coincidental? Maybe—or maybe not.
What awaits the TARDIS at the Zero Point?—Somehow, this will have everything to do with the ongoing mystery from series five of why the TARDIS exploded and who was behind it. Zero Point may be linked to the chilly voice that uttered "Silence will fall" in The Pandorica Opens.
"Twelve years on and Rory's still terrified of Granny Grainger"—Somehow we feel this will have something to do with the upcoming fourth episode, What Are Little Boys Made Of?
Argonite? Here?—Argonite is a precious mineral that appears in the 1969 Doctor Who story The Space Pirates, "where space beacons on the space lanes are blown up and plundered for this valuable material."
Susannah's still alive—It could refer to the Doctor's granddaughter, Susan Foreman.
The Doctor will get married—twice—We're guessing it may have something to do with River Song again, since Steven Moffat will finally reveal who she is, and all bets are that she's the Doctor's wife. (Could also be a huge red herring.)
"A Pillar of salt, yes—but not because she looked back. Looking back is good"—We need to brush up a bit on our Bible studies here, but in the Book of Genesis, the wife of Lot was turned into a salt statue when she failed to heed God's command and turned back to gaze at the destruction of the town of Sodom. Will the Doctor and his companions travel back in time to that place? Or is the Doctor going to tell us that it had something to do with aliens?
"I'm my own Doctor"—Clearly this quote is to make a statement that the Eleventh Doctor is, er, his own Doctor.
Octavian wasn't lying—This obviously refers to Father Octavian, who had River Song as a prisoner in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone. This one warned the Doctor that River wasn't who she seemed to be and that she killed a man. Seems it'll definitely come back in series six.
The Bones of the TARDIS—That's very interesting and puzzling, but we know that TARDISes are grown from some sort of coral, as seen in the deleted scenes from Journey's End, when the Doctor gives meta-crisis Tenth Doctor a piece of TARDIS coral in order for him grow his own TARDIS. Does it have anything to do with that?
And as for our favourite clue:
"HOW COULD A FELLOW GALLIFRYAN STOOP SO LOW?"—Let's start by saying that this could be a red herring, and that the Doctor is referring to someone from Gallifrey who did something a long time ago—OR it could also mean that there is another Gallifreyan out there and that we'll see him (or her). The rumor that Omega could be returning (and could be behind the "Silence will fall" voice) comes back to mind yet again. Wouldn't it be great to have another Time Lord return? (Somehow we don't think it refers to the Master.)
Obviously, there are many clues here to raise questions, so if you have any of your own interpretations to add, please let us know below!