Doctor Who Will Give You ‘Night Terrors’ in the Fall

The Doctor Who series 6 trailer premiered all the way back in December, but even in the first half of the series, we still haven’t even gotten through all the cool content it teased us with. The Nazis were present in the first shots of the trailer, but they won’t be present until (presumably) the episode “Let’s Kill Hitler,” which airs in the fall. But there are monsters that they’ve shown us that we haven’t seen hide nor creepy doll hair of yet either. Remember those scary little dolls lumbering around? Yeah, the ones who looked like a cross between The Strangers and Gremlins. Well, they’ll be popping up in the fall, in an episode newly titled “Night Terrors.”

The episode, previously titled “What Are Little Boys Made Of?,” features a little boy named George who is scared of something in his cupboard (hint: it’s these dolls). It’s penned by Mark Gatiss.

That might have some warning bells going off right there. Gatiss is responsible for what is unquestionably the worst episode in Matt Smith’s tenure as the Doctor, “Victory of the Daleks.” He also penned the episodes “The Unquiet Dead” and “The Idiot’s Lantern” for the Ninth and Tenth Doctors, respectively. I’m indifferent about both episodes, but there are stronger opinions on them from the more critical fans; DoctorWhoTV names “The Idiot’s Lantern” as the ninth worst episode of the series since the show restarted in 2005 (“Victory of the Daleks” took the #2 spot).

So Gatiss might have to work to get fan approval on this one, but that’s not to say he’s incapable. Gatiss proved his writing chops with the third episode of Sherlock‘s first series. He and Steven Moffat are apparently good friends, which is to say that he’ll probably be writing at least a few more episodes of the series in the future. I’d certainly love for “Night Terrors” to turn the perceptions of both myself and Doctor Who fans around. Here’s hoping.

Doctor Who will return in September with the episode “Let’s Kill Hitler.” Gatiss’s “Night Terrors” will be second in the show’s fall run.

Leave a Reply

2643
Fleabag: Grief, And Those Around Us
machado-trump
Here’s the 1997 Conference Donald Trump held to discuss Alicia Machado’s Weight
megyn-kelly
Megyn Kelly Calls Out Kellyanne Conway’s Claim That Trump Isn’t Sexist
Scream Queens Season 2 Episode 2 Review: "Warts and All"
Scream Queens Season 2 Episode 2 Review: “Warts and All”
angelina-jolie
Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt
Deadshot and Harley
‘Suicide Squad’ Sets More Box Office Records, Beats ‘Civil War’
Archive 81
‘Archive 81’: An Interview with the Creators of the Horror Audio Drama, Daniel Powell & Marc Sollinger
Jared Leto as the Joker, laughing in the faces of critics.
‘Suicide Squad’ Shatters August Record for $135M Opening Weekend
1
Five Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October
1
Fall Movie Preview: 10 Movies to Look Forward to for the Rest of 2016
ryan-gosling-and-harrison-ford
How to Meet Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford On Set of New Blade Runner Movie
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer
New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer: Is War Coming to the Wizarding World?
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Suicide Squad: The Album
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Is the Best of the Summer: Review
Jared Leto as the Joker
Jared Leto Returns as Joker in ‘Purple Lamborghini’ Music Video for ‘Suicide Squad!’
Galactic Empire
Why Star Wars Fans Should Be Paying Attention to Galactic Empire
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
150415194757-2015-playoff-graphic-2-041515.1200x672
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
2themastes
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.