Literally an hour after Heaven Sent finished here I am taking screenshots of the finale trailer and analysing them for you 🙂
Here’s The Doctor, wandering through Gallifrey’s deserts. Presumably going back to The Capitol after the cliffhanger from Heaven Sent. He’s taken his jacket off and unbuttoned his waistcoat, must be too hot on Gallifrey.
He’s walking to the barn we saw John Hurt’s War Doctor face The Moment in, and also where Clara landed TARDIS in Series 8’s Listen which featured Clara giving a speech to a young Doctor hiding his tears from the other boys in the Timelord Academy.
The camera zooms in…
A ship (of un familiar design) hovers over some people, who seem to be wearing cowboy gear… Cowboy Gallifreyans? Sure why not. They’re probably Shobogans…
Yes it’s the Citadel/Capitol/Whatever. Basically all the Timelords live in this glass dome. Why haven’t the BBC started selling Snowglobes yet?
This bloke is Donald Sumpter, who played two different minor roles in Classic Who (and a wizard in SJA) but here he’s cast as ‘President’. He’s holding what is quite clearly Rassilon’s staff. Do the Timelords depose Rassilon after his failure in 2009’s The End of Time? What happened to Romana? Could the BBC afford Timothy Dalton again? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
He turns around in the trailer, and seen behind him is some more of The Sisterhood of Karn. It seems Moffat is keen on Karn.
The Doctor turns around to notice…
A Weeping Angel! They haven’t appeared since 2013’s Time Of The Doctor but they’re here on Gallifrey. And appear to be tied up. maybe that fan theory about Timelords creating the Angels is coming true…
A pick-up truck drives down a road, and if Doctor Who Magazine should tell the truth the Doctor visits that diner from 2011’s The Impossible Astronaut where one of Clara’s splinters is a waitress. This is probably in Utah.
The Doctor’s coming into focus, reaching out his hand.
Now this is a curious thing. My theory is that it’s a Timelord glitching through regenerations. I’ve consulted my copy of George Mann’s Engines of War (featuring The War Doctor) and it features the story of former President Borusa who (after the events of The Five Doctors) is hijacked by Rassilon and became a ‘Possibility Engine’. He has the ability to see every possible timeline and every possible outcome of the war. It’s interesting stuff and my thinking after looking at this person went to the Possibility Engine.
The Doctor is stood in his barn, looking down at a mysterious woman. She’s simply credited as ‘The Woman’ but then again so was that woman Who fans think was The Doctor’s mother in 2009’s The End of Time.
He’s giving some ominous looks to ‘The Woman’.
A TARDIS! It’s a proper old style TARDIS! Yes in case you didn’t know TARDISes (what is the plural?!) look like a grey cylinder when a Chameleon Circuit is off.
Oh those Roundels look so good!
The Doctor revisits an old control room, and judging by filming pictures sneakily taken this was filmed on Hartnell’s console room which was rebuilt for An Adventure in Space and Time and currently lies in The Doctor Who Experience. Filming pictures also show Clara in TARDIS too… Take that how you will.
Timelord soldiers take aim at The Doctor, a firing squad for the legendary hybrid destined to rule Gallifrey?
Timelord Stazers and armour looking pretty similar to those seen in the Time-war from 2013’s Day of The Doctor.
Close up on Capaldi again. Rachel Talalay (director) really seems to like zooming in on Capaldi’s face.
The Doctor (presumably) runs his hand over a stone with Gallifreyan writing inscribed on it. Who still inscribes on stone walls?
The Doctor walks down a golden corridor, and I have no idea where to place this one.
Ohila of the Sisterhood of Karn (seen by Moffat as The Doctor’s mother figure) watches a TARDIS materialise.
She’s shaking her head, perhaps disappointed by something The Doctor has done in the TARDIS?
The Doctor, The General from Day of The Doctor and a guard stand atop a tall building in the Capitol.
The General – “Isn’t this going a little far?”
The Doctor – “I’ve barely started”
The Doctor punches (it looks more like a slap) The General!
The General was the one who told The Doctor to freeze Gallifrey in Day of The Doctor. Does The Doctor regret that choice?
A Dalek! In the same sort of wiring seen with the Weeping Angel previously. The Timelords seem to be keeping some sort of ‘Zoo of Deadly Monsters’
The camera flies over the Capitol, and some sort of flying car.
This is obviously meant to be Clara, but we don’t actually SEE Jenna Coleman. She’s not in the official cast list either…
Some floating crafts shoot on Gallifryan soldiers. Could this be how The Doctor escapes the firing squad?
What is is with this director and zooming in on Capaldi’s face?!
And the closing shot is the TARDIS doors opening to reveal some blinding light.
There we go! My word this looks exciting! There is the ‘next time’ trailer too and that analysis might be done… Maybe 🙂