Cult Television website Digital Spy have published ten exclusive teasers for the upcoming Doctor Who Special, The Waters of Mars by Phil Ford and Russell T Davies, which will be broadcast on the Fifteenth of November on BBC One at 7pm. Phil Ford is now the second writer, the first being Russell T Davies, to have contributed an episode for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures over the past couple of years.
David Tennant is joined in The Waters of Mars by Lindsay Duncan as one-off companion Adelaide, leader of Bowie Base One on Mars, for the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate story. After The Waters of Mars, the Tenth Doctor returns for his final two episodes, both written by Russell T Davies, sometime around the Christmas period on BBC One and BBC HD.
The Digital Spy ten teasers can be seen below - they contain spoilers.
1. The first line of the episode: "Hello mum. Susie says hello!" Do not underestimate its relevance!
2. The Doctor (and TARDIS) land on Mars on November 21, 2059. There he happens upon Bowie Base One, the first human colony on the red planet.
3. Heading up the base is Captain Adelaide Brooke (Lindsay Duncan), recognised by The Doctor as the pioneer of humanity's colonisation of space. "The woman with starlight in her soul," he calls her.
4. Odd-Doctor behaviour part one: The Doctor instantly realises he needs to leave. "Whatever has started here, I can't see it to the end," he tells them. "I can't."
5. ... but he doesn't leave, because before too long the dreaded 'water' starts to play a part. We won't spoil exactly how it plays a part, but the previously-released preview clip offers a strong hint.
6. There are references to two season four stories, as well as the recent Easter special. There's even a (new) flashback scene to one of the aforementioned.
7. "It's taken me all these years to realise *** **** ** **** *** **** - and they **** **** **."
8. An Ood makes an appearance. Last word is key.
9. Did you know, the human body is 60% water?
10. Odd-Doctor behaviour part two: Towards the very end of the episode, there's a scene that sees The Doctor say things that will utterly shock you. And more than that, the way he says things will shock you too.
Doctor Who actor David Tennant confirmed earlier today, live on GMTV, that The Waters of Mars will be broadcast by the BBC on Sunday the Fifteenth of November. The Tenth Doctor recently returned to the Doctor Who universe for The Sarah Jane Adventures story The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, by Gareth Roberts, during this week on BBC One.