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'Doctor Who': 5 reasons we're excited for the new series

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If you're anything like us, you're already counting the days until Doctor Who returns. BBC One's hit sci-fi drama will rocket back onto our screens on Easter Saturday (March 30) with fantastic series opener, 'The Bells of Saint John' - a tale of evil WiFi set against an urban London backdrop!

If you're not already jazzed for the show's big comeback, here's five reasons why you *definitely* should be - this is going to be a helluva eight-episode run!

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Who is Clara?
Doctor Who Series 7 sneak peek: Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara Oswald

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Doctor Who: Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara Oswald



When it comes to the mystery surrounding Jenna-Louise Coleman's new companion, we're every bit as intrigued as the Doctor (Matt Smith) is. There's plenty of rumours swirling around the inter-webs as to why Clara keeps popping up throughout history and who she might really be - wild fan theories have outed her as everyone from the Doctor's daughter to (of course) the Rani...

Whatever the outcome, we're in for a fun ride of speculation and second-guessing - Who producer Marcus Wilson has promised that the "riddle" of Clara "won't easily be cracked", while Steven Moffat told DS to expect "some proper legitimate surprises"...

The Ice Warriors are back!
Doctor Who Series 7 sneak peek: The Doctor faces the Ice Warriors

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Doctor Who: The Doctor faces the Ice Warriors



It'ssss time for ssssome classssic monsters to return to our screenssss! Yes, cold-blooded Martian fiends The Ice Warriors - last glimpsed way back in 1974's 'The Monster of Peladon' - are back in a submarine thriller inspired by the Alien movies...

By all accounts, Mark Gatiss's underwater adventure reads like "a love letter to Doctor Who" - and in addition to the return of the revamped Warriors, 'Cold War' also boasts a terrific guest cast, including Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham and legendary Omen star David Warner!

And so are the Cybermen!
Rory meets the Cybermen in Doctor Who S06E07

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It's not been quite so long since we last saw Doctor Who's metallic meanies, but they're back with a new look and in an episode penned by 'The Doctor's Wife' scribe and all-round genius Neil Gaiman...

Gaiman's script is said to bring an "alarming" new twist to the Cybermen - or so Steven Moffat informs us: "He does bring a twist and I didn't realise quite how good that twist was going to be until I saw it realised. I didn't realise it would be quite as alarming as that!"

We'll see more of the TARDIS!
'Doctor Who' new Tardis interior (BBC 'web res' spec)

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And not in a crap, disused hospital, 'Invasion of Time' kind of way either - new sets have been constructed that'll allow Doctor Who to venture deeper into the infinite confines of the space-time craft than ever before!

"You will go to the heart of the TARDIS," Moffat revealed at a recent press launch. "You will see more of the TARDIS, more properly, than you have ever seen before. There's more than a swimming pool. Wait til you see it."

An "epic" finale...
Doctor Who Series 7 sneak peek: Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman

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Doctor Who: Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman



We also learned from a brief chat with Jenna-Louise Coleman that this year's finale - a Steven Moffat script that will bring River Song (Alex Kingston) back for another go-around - is "epic" and leads into November's 50th anniversary special...

Will the Doctor learn the truth about Clara? Will we really learn the Time Lord's greatest secret? Will David Tennant turn up? Whatever the end result, it's sure to be explosive!

Are you excited for the new series of Doctor Who? If so, let us know why below!

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