New Doctor Who Trailer and Clip Show Maisie Williams in a Death Chamber

Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 12:17PM
Doctor Who
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 12:17PM
New Doctor Who Trailer and Clip Show Maisie Williams in a Death Chamber
In the upcoming Doctor Who episode, "The Girl Who Died," a Viking Maisie Williams narrowly escapes death and fights a war alongside Twelve and Clara:





Williams plays Ashildre a plucky Viking girl who must learn to fight in preparation for a war against "the galaxy's most deadly enemy." Her character will be part of a two-episode arc, culminating in next week's "The Woman Who Lived." In the above clip, she and Clara desperately try to escape a death chamber in a scene that's reminiscent of the classic trash compactor scene in Star Wars, and gives me almost as much claustrophobia.

Aside from the above, not much is known about Ashildre, except that there's more to her than meets the eye. If we had to guess, we'd say that both titles of the two-parter refer to Williams's character, especially considering this comment from Jamie Mathieson, who co-wrote the episode with Steven Moffat:

Opening quote
"There is another big mystery to solve in the form of Maisie Williams, who plays a Viking that the Doctor seems to recognize," he said. "But from where? Or is it when?"
Closing quote

Doctor Who's "The Girl Who Died" will air this Saturday at 9pm ET on BBC.
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