Doctor Who Season 10 “The Empress of Mars” Preview

Doctor Who returns to stand alones this week with Mark Gatiss’ final Doctor Who script featuring the Ice Warriors

Mark Gatiss has been one of Steven Moffat’s right hand men on Doctor Who, due to their work together on Sherlock. But with the changing of the guard next year, it looks like Gatiss will not be continuing to write Doctor Who episodes under the new showrunner–at least for the foreseeable future.

According to Digital Spy, Gatiss wasn’t approached to take over for Moffat either, but he’s ok with that.

“I don’t have any idea what will happen in the future. I don’t have any plans to write for the show next year. It’s nice to watch with no idea what will happen.”

So what is the story that Gatiss will tell for his final outing with the show? Apparently it’s one he’s wanted to do for a long time.

Here’s the synopsis:

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole arrive on Mars and find themselves in an impossible conflict between Ice Warriors… and Victorian soldiers. As the Martian hive awakens around them, the Doctor faces a unique dilemma – this time the humans, not the Ice Warriors are the invaders. When Earth is invading Mars, whose side is he on?

Check out the first preview clip, released earlier this week:

I know, Victorians! And not a single tie in to the Jenna Coleman show. One of these days, BBC and ITV should get together on these things.

Since Gatiss did the proper intro, he and Moffat show us a few behind the scenes clips, instead of Capaldi and Mackie:

And here’s today’s clip, introducing the Ice Queen.

Doctor Who will air Saturday June 10th at 7:15 PM BST on BBC One and 9pm EST on BBC America.

As always, preview pictures below.

 

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