Following on from the season 4 trailer tacked onto the end of last week's Christmas Special, Doctor Who fans are fairly sure they know what to expect when the series returns in March: another villain from the original series. One fan gushes ungrammatically on a Doctor Who message board:
I am more convinced then ever that the Rani is next seasons 'big bad' after seeing the trailer, I mean the giant wasps alone are very Rani. Plus their was a host of other clues in there if you looked.
Here's what another one says:
I've not yet seen the trailer, but if it is the Rani my interest is piqued again. A story arc within a story arc would definitely be unexpected and most appreciated because of its way-coolness — and with the Rani no less; especially if she remains as scientific and dispassionate as in "Mark of". That would be SWEET. Time will tell...
The Hypothetical Will/Won't the Rani return wager thread [doctorwhoforum.com]