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"There Are No Monsters in the White House": Doctor Who Series 6 Teaser and Mini-Episode, Torchwood Poster

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | March 28, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | March 28, 2011 |

It’s hard as a writer on Pajiba to draw the line sometimes on trade news posts like this. We’re not fundamentally a trade news site. There are other sites out there that post every whisper of news coming out of Hollywood and track down (or don’t, as they veer away from journalism and into pure PR) sources or verification for the rumors. I get to post one article per day, and I try to make it something that genuinely catches my eye, something about which I actually have something to ramble besides “posted without comment” or some more verbose expansion on that sentiment.

Some days it is really difficult, not because there isn’t anything new on the web, but because there isn’t anything on the web worth writing more than a sentence about. Some days it’s really easy because there’s something that immediately infuriates or delights me to the tune of a few hundred words. Other days it’s really easy for what feels like the wrong reason, because I stumble immediately across something that arouses my inner fanboy. When there’s a new “Doctor Who” or “A Game of Thrones” trailer, how can I not post it here for you fine connoisseurs of everything wonderful in the world? Yet, such an automatic response veers dangerously towards an uncritical viewpoint, towards simple fanboy regurgitation in the manner of wolves or birds.

In any case, I felt that I needed to say something more than just “more Doctor Who and Torchwood, wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!” because that would seem unprofessional and such. On the other hand, dude, more Doctor Who and Torchwood! Ahem. Sorry.

So, first up, we’ve got a teaser trailer.

Oh come on. We already got a full trailer a couple of months ago, don’t try to play sly and get us all hot and bothered over a spacesuit and a half second glimpse of the Doctor’s face. But, we’ve also got what they’re calling a “prequel” even though it’s only a couple of minutes long:

Now that’s the “Doctor Who” that I inappropriately fawn over. And finally, here’s a new official poster for “Torchwood: Miracle Day” which should be out this summer.


Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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