Is it possible to overdose on Doctor Who news stories? We’re currently testing that theory at Bleeding Cool, with an awful lot of coverage over the last week. We’ll stop when the saturation turns 50% of our readership into corpses.
Having said that, I don’t think we’ll snuff out anyone with this particularly nice little bunch of bits.
Below are official plot blurbs and images from several of the new episodes, straight from Auntie Beeb.
The Bells of Saint John
The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.
Directed by Colm McCarthy, written by Steven Moffat
The Rings Of Akhaten
Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
Directed by Farren Blackburn, written by Neil Cross
The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, written by Mark Gatiss
Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?
Directed by Jamie Payne, written by Neil Cross
And now, the picalanche…