01. Classic Series Sonicscrewdriver
First of all what stood out for me was the brief appearance of a Classic series Sonicscrewdriver. Now to many of people it’s just a prop. But its return that made me grin broadly, it certainly looks like Nardole will be getting his own sonic whilst travelling with Capaldi’s Doctor. Though the Sonic does look like one of toys that many fans now have in their possession.
02. Are these guys from UNIT?
Here we have what looks like UNIT. But the burning question is ARE they UNIT or are they simply part of the UN. It certainly looks like they could be in Afghanistan. Could this be a scene from Episode 07 'The Pyramid at the End of the World.'
03. A new Ice Warrior
As teased previously by writer Mark Gatiss, it is fair to say this our new type of Ice Warrior. Rumours have been rife over what this new type of Martian is. But the rumours have been confirmed that this is The Empress of Mars.
04. And what’s this? Mondasion Cybermen?
Announced by the people over at the Beeb (BBC) the Mondasion Cybermen are back. Last scene in the 1966 serial 'The Tenth Planet' they’re back! 51 years after their first appearance. Also life-long fan Peter Capaldi has been eager to get these bad-boys back on our screens. It has been reported that they’ll be appearing in the season finale 'World Enough of Time/The Doctor Falls.'
05. The lustrous Missy returns!
Michelle Gomez reprises her role as the Female Master in episodes 06 (Extremis) 11 and 12. But what is she up to in this season?
06. Stone Monks?
Who are these people? Why are they so important to the series? From reports of them being seen on location shoots quite a lot, I think these Monks are going to be a part of the series’ story arc. Mind you they look like they could do with some moisturiser.
07. Is that Time Lord text of the doors?
Are the Time Lords back in this season? Does Rassilon seek revenge on the Doctor? Or are these a part of Rassilon’s Tower in the Death Zone on Gallifrey? Questions, questions!
08. David Suchet guest appearance
Announced a while back David Suchet guest stars as a character only known as The Landlord. Who is the Landlord? Is he a Time Lord just your average Landlord Earthling? One thing is certain he’s hiding a dark secret at one of his properties…
09. Creepy water Dalek girl
She’s creepy. Who is she? Information doing the rounds is saying she plays Heather. The love interest of new companion Bill.
10. An Underwater Menace
Recently revealed to be a creature drawing the natives of London to their deaths. A snake like creature lives in the depths of the River Thames. Now our fears have been revealed, the Thames could be in fact a snake. Seems like we’re going back to the old-school style of writing for Doctor Who.
Now the idea of these sound mad. It does seem like the writers are taking the series back to its roots and using everyday life as a way of creating more threats for the Doctor and Co. Series 10 certainly looks promising!