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New Doctor Who trailer released for 2012 series

The BBC has released the first teaser for the seventh series of 'Doctor Who' which is on its way later this year.

Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill (but no sign of new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman), most of the footage comes from the show's opening episode.

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The trailer reveals that the first episode of the 2012 series takes place in a classic Western setting, making it the second series' opener in a row to be set in America, in a desert and have Matt Smith's Doctor sporting a Stetson.

There's more footage too quick to pick many major details from but we do see Rory and Amy armed with shotguns, possibly in their final episode up against the Weeping Angels as confirmed by Steven Moffat last week.

There's also a glimpse of a Dalek's eye-stalk-thing coming out from snow. If the Daleks are being brought back as main villains then that would contradict the admission from Moffat over a year ago that said they would be on an extended break from the series.

You can watch the trailer here