In the 8th episode of the new season of Doctor Who, entitled The Hungry Earth, Doctor Who aims to bring Amy and Rory to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but instead he lands the TARDIS in a Welsh mining town. There we see a father and son talking, and a mother comes up to join them. Soon the father must head off for work. As he heads for the mine, we learn that they have just hit a distance of 21 kilometer with their drill. Once the shift change has complete, the father settles in for a long and quiet shift. But it is Doctor Who, and we know there is no such thing as a quiet shift.
The father disappears into the earth, leaving everyone perplexed. The Doctor goes to the lab, fascinated. He 'sonics' his way in, and starts checking it all out. He and Amy are soon with the scientists, while Rory has been distracted by a local family. Suddenly, the Doctor tries to evacuate the area, but before he can, one of the group goes missing, pulled down into the Earth. Will the Doctor be able to come with a plan to save those who are lost? What are the flashes in the sky? Is the reptile-like invader friend or foe?
Check out this official trailer for the episode. It airs on BBC America tonight at 9PM/7 Central time. For more on Doctor Who, check out the official website here.