The title alone, “Oxygen”, makes me mindful of my own breathing. Watching the trailer will probably do the same to you. Heck, I’m kind of hyperventilating just typing this.
The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole find themselves aboard a space station where the titular gas is regarded as more important than life itself. All that’s kind of odd considering life as we know it can’t exist without it. So why take away what keeps the person paying for it alive? I guess we’ll have to tune in to find out how people running the station got so weird about being gassy.
Until broadcast, you can enjoy 22 images from the episode. They don’t appear to be at all spoilery, unless you consider a preponderance of spacesuits to be a spoiler. And they’re nice looking spacesuits, not that standard orange that’s been worn a few too many times. Check out the gallery right after this quick episode synopsis.
Episode synopsis for “Oxygen”:
The Doctor, Bill and Nardole answer a distress call in deep space, and find themselves trapped on board space station Chasm Forge. All but four of the crew have been murdered – and the dead are still walking!
In a future where oxygen is sold by the breath, and space suits are valued more highly than their occupants, the TARDIS crew battle for survival against the darkest evil of all…
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Doctor Who airs Saturdays at 9/8c on BBC America