Last seen in "Asylum of the Daleks," the mysterious Soufflé Girl known as Clara Oswin Oswald returned to Doctor Who in last night's Christmas special, "The Snowmen," only to end up dead once again by the end of the episode. But...Jenna-Louise Coleman's character is about to go on several adventures with the Doctor in the spring of 2013, right? Well, that's just impossible.
The "Coming Soon" trailer for the remaining eight episodes of Series Seven shows us otherwise. Premiering at the end of "The Snowmen," the new trailer features Matt Smith's Doctor bursting in with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver flashing. "Ha-ha! Miss me?" "Who the hell are you?" "I'm the Doctor. I'm an alien from outer space. I'm a thousand years old, I've got two hearts and I can't fly a plane!" Shots of Mark Gatiss' submarine story "The Crimson Horror" with guest-star Liam Cunningham. The Doctor with a cybernetic facial implant, presumably from Neil Gaiman's Cybermen story "The Last Cyberman." The Doctor wearing the robes of a monk, presumably from the story "The Bells of St. John." The Doctor and Clara on the aforementioned plane the Doctor can't fly. The Doctor and Clara riding a motorcycle along Westminster Bridge in London. "Running away with a spaceman in a box, anything could happen to you." "That's what I'm counting on."
"Where do you wanna go, eh? What do you wanna see?" The Doctor and Clara in the middle of a crowd of various aliens. Actor Dougray Scott as a professor in Neil Cross' ghost story. Clara walking with a resistance group featuring actors Tamzin Outhwaite and Warwick Davis. The return of Strax the Sontaran, Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint. Creepy-looking new monsters with strange gas-mask faces. Creepy-looking new monsters with no eyes that look like the Gentlemen from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A quick shot of Dame Diana Rigg in "The Crimson Horror." Creepy-looking new monster that looks like a ghost. The first look at the slimmer, redesigned Cybermen, who take a mace away from Clara. "Is that her?" "The woman twice dead." "She's rather pretty, isn't she?" "She's not possible!" Clara menaced by a creepy-looking new monster in a glass cell. Clara's throat is grabbed by a Cyberman. "Right then, Clara Oswald...Time to find out who you are..."
(Sigh...) At least three full months until we start finding out what all this means. Well, here's the trailer to tide us over for a little while...