Sunday, January 1, 2012

Guide to Series 7

Included below are links to various bits of news about Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2, which started on March 30, 2013. For information on the first six episodes (should you need them now!), please scroll down. LAST UPDATE: May 23.

Doctor Who Series 7, Part 2 - What did You Think?

THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN
This episode is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Colm McCarthy. Started filming early October 2012. Stars Celia Imrie (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and pictured below), set in contemporary London, is an "urban thriller" and will also establish a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who will battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi. Check out the first synopsis and promo pic HERE.

Behind~the~scenes video
More Promo Pics
Prequel
Trailer
Clip 6
Clip 5
Clip 4
Clip 2
Clip 3
Promo pic collection 3
Promo pic collection 2
Movie poster art
Clip 1. 
Promo pic collection 1


THE RINGS OF AKHATEN
This episode is written by new writer to Who, Neil Cross (creator of Luther and lead writer on Spooks) and directed by Farren Blackburn (The Doctor, The Widow & the Wardrobe). This story finished shooting in early November. It features an "alien planet" that, according to Jenna-Louise Coleman is "epic, overwhelming, boiling, red-orange". Features a lot of singing.

Behind the scenes video
Promo Pics 3 
Clip 1
Clip 2
Matt and Jenna introduction
Promo Pics 2
Promo Pics 1
Next Time and TV Trailers
Teasers and Hints
FIRST LOOK: The Vigil
Synopsis
Movie poster art
Promo pics 

COLD WAR
Written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Douglas MacKinnon. Includes the words, "meat", "klaxon" and "Vienna" and stars David Warner (Tron, Doctor Who: Dreamland) and Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones). It's a historical story (set in the Eighties) and its setting is the "fulfilment of a long-term dream" the writer (on a submarine). Steven Moffat has called it a "classic" and warns that we will "shiver in terror." The story sees the return of the Ice Warriors - take a look at their first promo pic HERE and a mention of popular beat-combo, Duran Duran.

Behind-the-scenes video
Clips
Matt & Jenna introduction
Promo Pics collection 2
10 Teasers
10 Hints
BBC America Trail
Next Time & TV Trails
Matt & Jenna discuss the story
Synopsis
Movie poster art
First Look: David Warner
Promo pics collection 1 

HIDE
This story was the first to feature Jenna in front of the camera (but not the first to air). It's written by Neil Cross and stars Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II and pictured above) and Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife). The director is Jamie Payne (Call the Midwife, The Hour). According to SteeMo, it's "spooky, clever" and "romantic". The "I am the Doctor, and I am afraid," scene from the Series 7 Part 2 trailer is taken from this story and features a new alien and a lot of time-traveling.

Behind the scenes video
Clip 2
Clip 1
Matt & Jenna introduction
Promo Pic collection 2
BBC America trail
10 Hints
10 Teasers
Next Time trail
Synopsis
Movie poster art
Promo pic collection 1 

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE TARDIS
This story is written by Stephen Thompson (The Curse of the Black Spot), directed by newcomer to the show Mat King (Holby City, Law & Order: UK) and stars Ashley Waters (Holby City, Outcasts and pictured above, centre). In DWM 454 Thompson revealed it will feature "multi-dimensional geometry" but "the star won't necessarily be the usual person. You might not even see the star." This episode features a look at the TARDIS swimming pool and library - you might also want to keep your ears peeled for echoes from the past.

Matt Smith intro
Clip 2
Movie poster art
Clip 1
Promotional Pictures
10 Teasers
10 Hints
BBC America trail

Next Time trailer
Full episode Synopsis
First synopsis
You won't get to see The Doctor's bedroom

THE CRIMSON HORROR
Written by Mark Gatiss and stars Dame Diana Rigg (Emma Peel from TV's The Avengers and pictured above), her daughter Rachael Stirling (Snow White and the Huntsman) and is directed by Saul Metzstein. Like Episode 9, it's a bit scary and features some returning characters.... (see HERE). The story features a "massive flashback in the middle of it" and is in the genre of stories where "the Doctor doesn't appear till some way into the episode."

Behind~the~scenes video
Matt Smith & Dan Starkey introduction
Clip 3
Clip 2
Clip 1
Movie poster art
Episode synopsis
Clip from BBC One "Love Spring" trail
First synopsis
Told from the point of view of Vastra, Jenny and Strax 

NIGHTMARE IN SILVER
Written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Stephen Wolfenden. The Cybermen will return and it will star Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders and pictured above, left), Jason Watkins (Being Human, pictured below) and Warwick Davis (Return of the Jedi and pictured above, right) will star as a "band of misfits on a mysterious planet…". Started filming in November 2012. The story features numerous references to previous Doctors and stories with a number of familiar aliens making a return.

Behind~the~scenes video
Matt Smith & Neil Gaiman introduction
Clip 2
Clip 1
Promo pics
BBC America trail
Next Time preview
10 Teasers
10 Hints
Episode synopsis
Movie poster art
First synopsis

THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR
Written by Steven Moffat and is directed by Saul Metzstein. Features Vastra, Jenny and Strax and the return of River Song. Some scenes are set in Victorian Scotland. According to Metzstein, features "genuinely scary monsters." The version of River Song is "post library". Press previews do not contain the finale three minutes or so.

Behind~the~scenes video
Pre-titles opening sequence
Clip 1
Promo Pics Collection 3
Matt Smith & Jenna-Louise Coleman introduction
10 Hints
10 Teasers
Promo Pics Collection 2 [SPOILERS]
Promo Pics Collection 1
11 Teasers
BBC One TV Trailer
Next Time preview
The Prequel: She Said, He Said
Matt & Jenna discuss the finale [SPOILERS]
Lots more details [SPOILERS]
BBC episode synopsis
Moffat reveals some details
Daleks back?
Movie poster artwork
First synopsis
FIRST LOOK: The Whispermen
River Song return confirmed
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New promo pics from first four eps
New Series 7 Part 2 Trailer
 Casting & writers update
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SERIES 7, PART 1
 


Producer Marcus Wilson stated there will be two monsters from the "classic" series making an appearance. The Ice Warriors look likely to return - Matt Smith chats about them HERE.
 
Steven Moffat stated in DWM 442 there won't be any two~parters though he did state in DWM 447 that he wouldn't rule it out if the story demanded more time.  Alex Kingston is reprising her role as River Song and Murray Gold remains the composer. Murray told fans at Comic Con France 2012 that a new version of theme tune could be on its way (most likely the second half of the series in 2013).

Asylum of the Daleks
Written by Steven Moffat.
Directed by Nick Hurran (The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex).
Features Daleks - pictures of "all of them" HERE and the biggest set ever for Doctor Who (the previous being Ep 2 of this series) and more "physical Daleks" than ever (over 25) including the Special Weapons Dalek (first seen in Remembrance of the Daleks). Official synopsis:

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter... the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.


Audio commentary
What did YOU Think?
Round~up of news
A collection of promo pics 
10 Teasers!
Even more promo pics
SPOILER Promo Pics

Dinosaurs On A Spaceship
Written by Chris Chibnall, directed by Saul Metzstein (new director for Doctor Who). Stars Mark Williams (The Fast Show) as Rory's dad Brian, Rupert Graves (Sherlock) as British explorer Riddell, Riann Steele (Holby City) as Queen Nefertiti and David Bradley (Harry Potter films) as "man in black", Solomon. This is a CG heavy episode that promises so many "surprises" and "things for the fans to get their teeth into." (Skinner, DWM 446). Official synopsis:

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo... of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his



A Town Called Mercy
Written by Toby Whithouse, directed by Saul Metzstein.
Stars Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs Downstairs), Ben Browder (Stargate, Farscape), Andrew Brooke (Phoneshop), Garrick Hagon (Star Wars) and Rob Cavazos.This is the episode utilising Spain as a filming location, doubling for America's Wild West. Official synopsis:

The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.



The Power of Three
There is so much to see, Amy - and I don't want to miss it. Any of it. Because it goes so fast. I'm not running away from things. I'm running to them. Before they flare and fade forever...

Written by Chris Chibnall, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky). This is the last episode to be filmed with Darvill and Gillan (filming started April 30). Mark Williams returns as Rory's Dad. Also stars Steven Berkoff (The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, Under The Cherry Moon) and Jemma Redgrave (Howard's End).

UNIT make a return in this adventure. According to Moffat, it's "unusual" and includes "one of the best and most touching scenes we've ever shot." The story focuses on the emotional lives of Amy and Rory whilst also featuring a very "unusual invasion of Earth." In a Tweet, director Mackinnon described it as the "beginning of the end".



The Angels Take Manhattan
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Nick Hurran (The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex).
Featuring the Weeping Angels and set in New York. The Ponds will also leave in this episode. Steven Moffat states that "Amy & Rory will leave in a final encounter with the Weeping Angels in ep 5. Not everyone gets out alive and I mean it this time." The scenes in New York appear to be set in the early half of the last century. Alex Kingston makes an appearance in this story as does actor Mike McShane (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves).

Audio commentary
What Did YOU Think?
Clip 2
The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery
Clip 1
More promo pics
Cast & crew interviews
Promo pics
BBC America trailer
Next Time 
TV trailer
Quotes
Teasers
Synopsis
Cast news
Filming pics [SPOILERS!]
Karen Gillan Films Her Final Scenes in NYC [VIDEO]
Filming pics

The Snowmen (2012 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL)
Written by Steven Moffat
This episode, will see the introduction of the new companion as played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, possibly a robot. Her character will be "different" and a "shock" to viewers. Matt Smith has described the story as "poetic" - listen to an interview HERE.  It features the first look at the new TARDIS.

It also stars Richard E Grant as Dr Simeon,  Tom Ward as Captain Latimer, Neve McIntosh as Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny, Dan Starkey (Strax), Ellie Darcey-Alden as Francesca, Joseph Darcey-Alden as Digby, Liz White as Alice and Cameron Strefford as Walter.

The Snowmen - new trailer
NEW clip from The Snowmen
 Sneak Peak - NEW TARDIS!
Ian McKellen in The Snowmen!
The Snowmen interviews
TV & Satellite Week Snowmen feature   
The Snowmen - Vastra's "human" hands
The Snowmen - more promo pics 
The Snowmen - promo pics New Snowmen footage in BBC Xmas trail
The Snowmen - New details & pics
The Snowmen - Radio Times cover
The Snowmen poster art
The Snowmen synopsis
The Snowmen trailer
 The Snowmen promo pics
2012 Children In Need minisode
FIRST LOOK: Children In Need 2012 Special
Will it be a Ghost Story?
Preview trailer





3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that going to be it for 2013? The rest of series 7, then a 90 min special? I thought a new series (8) would start later in 2013. If all were getting is just 1 special, the 50th anniversary is a flop.

squibby said...

The rest of 2013 looks like so much fun and a wonderful tribute to all the eras of Dr Who.

So far we have Clara dressed like Polly or another trendly 60s companion (Hartnell era) in a Dalek (Hartnell) story with the Dr wearing Hartnell's tie, and Clara being very 'unearthly'

Then she appeared Victoria-like in a story with many Troughton elements Dr's tie, Dr's hat, comedy scenes, Troughton aliens including a direct reference to a Troughton story.

So why aren't I surprised that the next story is an urban thriller ... like so many Pertwee stories?

Bailey Juniper said...

Cannot wait until Clara meets River!