We know the date of Doctor Who Series 8’s premiere will be one of the five Saturdays in August, and we got a 15 second teaser image to prove it, but strange as it may seem, we’re not entirely satisfied with that tiny amount of not-trailer. Luckily, editor and YouTuber John Smith, the same fellow who made that incredibly impressive “Wholock” video last year, is stretching his special effects and video-manipulating muscles for a new trailer, entitled “Rain.”
There have only been a few short minutes of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi onscreen during the finale of the 2013 Christmas special, and none of that was particularly calming, so Smith had to start basically from scratch to get Capaldi to walk calmly out of the TARDIS and beckon Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman. It’s a pretty phenomenal bit of work, really.
As it says at the end, Doctor Who will be back on our screens in August at which time there will be lots and lots of footage of Doctor Number Twelve for editors to make into different things, likely a team-up with various other Doctors. It’s a thing the internet likes to do. If the above is any indication, this guy deserves to be working on movies ASAP. You hear that, Hollywood?