Yes, the promised Children in Need trailer for the Christmas special (titled The Next Doctor with a trademark Rusty tease) aired this week.
Via Wired, feast your peepers on this (quality is a bit blurry):
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Hehehe, Rusty is playing with all our minds. 🙂
I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. Morrissey vs. Tennant, though, that’s a good match.
Just a reminder that BBC3 in the UK is repeating the Martha episodes at the moment so they’ll be available on iPlayer.
There’s also a trailer to be found here.
(Which as you may guess I found via Shakesville).
Looking at the grey Cybermen on pause, I think they still have the Cybus Industries logo on them, which implies they’re the parallel universe ones . The other ones in the cloaks though – be interesting to see where they fit in.
Thinking about it the other day, I realised the only queer characters (that I remember, and besides Jack, a universe unto himself) have been old ladies. The couple in Gridlock and the divorcee in Midnight are the only ones that come to mind. What an interesting demographic to choose to represent queerdom.
Mrs Sylvestry from Midnight wasn’t old– middle aged would be more accurate, I think. There were also a couple of gay young men in The Unicorn and the Wasp, and it was strongly implied that Jake and Ricky (the alt!verse Mickey) were in a relationship. And Ianto, Jack’s lover, made an appearance in The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End. Of course, you can still say that none of the explicitly queer women in Doctor Who have been young– perhaps Rusty wants to avoid the pr0n-y HAWT lesbian stereotype?
Ah, I completely forgot the couple in the Agatha Christie ep, and didn’t even pick up on the Jake/Ricky subtext at all (is this why I’m single?). I’ve got a funny feeling there was someone in the Family of Blood episodes, though I could be completely wrong.
By the way, if anyone wants a thunderstorm, I’ve got this four-days-old one that’s getting a bit tiring.
Well, Family of Blood was set in a Boys’ school, so there’s bound to be plenty of subtext there. 😉
I should also mention that Tosh from Torchwood has a brief same sex relationship with an alien who takes on the body of a young woman (although she is actually a few hundred years old)– I didn’t mention it before because you seemed to be talking specifically about Doctor Who, but it is worth noting.
Ooh, I’m having Blackpool flashbacks! 2(David)=brilliant. Looks good.