Full Length ‘Doctor Who’ Season Six Trailer

The Doctor is back with new adventures next month. First up, The Impossible Astronaut!

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

"Where's The Doctor?!" Or is it When is The Doctor?

Regardless, "Doctor Who" returns to BBC America on Saturday April 23, for its highly anticipated sixth season.

Matt Smith remains in the title role as The Doctor with his two married companions, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) as they team up for a new round of stories by Neil Gaiman ("Sandman," "American Gods"), Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock"), Matthew Graham ("Life on Mars") and of course, Steven Moffat, the series' showrunner who will be writing several scripts this year.

With the season premiere only a few weeks away, the BBC has released a new full length trailer for the sixth season; which features some impressive new footage, a glimpse at some of the new monsters and a line from the Doctor that's sure to be quoted for a long time to come.

But wait, that's not all! The BBC has also unveiled a brief two minute prequel scene from the first episode of the season, "The Impossible Astronaut." From what we know about the story (which was the first "Doctor Who" episode ever filmed in America), the Doctor and his companions are drawn into a mystery during the '60s that leads them all the way to the White House. Alex Kingston ("ER") will also reprise her role as River Song with Mark Sheppard ("Supernatural") appearing as a guest star as well.

To set the stage, Moffat scripted a scene in the Oval office with the President of the United States (Stuart Milligan) — who looks and sounds very much like Richard Nixon. The President gets an odd phone call that warns him about a danger that he is too blind to see…


Don't miss "Doctor Who" when it comes back to BBC America next month!


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