On the day of the return of Doctor Who Series 7 with the episode The Bells of Saint John, the BBC made a COLOSSAL announcement today pleasing fans around the world: Tenth Doctor David Tennant is returning for the 50th Anniversary Special along with companion Rose Tyler played by Billie Piper. To top it off, legendary actor John Hurt has also been announced as joining the cast for the special.
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will star current Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. It’s believed current companion Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) will be there, as well John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness who revealed weeks ago he was in discussions with the BBC and showrunner Steven Moffat for the special.
It took me a little while to write this, because I was so electrified at the news that I was bouncing around the room in excitement. I think the fans call that a “squee moment.” But here it is, Whovians: The BBC has announced that Series 7 of Doctor Who will resume on TV screens on Easter weekend, beginning Saturday, March 30, 2013.
The second portion of Series 7 will pick up where The Snowmen Christmas Special left off, in which the Doctor (Matt Smith>) begins his quest to find Clara Oswin Oswald (>Jenna-Louise Coleman>) and unravel the answers behind this different and enigmatic companion. Who is she? Is she a Dalek Person Thingy? Is she split up across space and time? Is she secretly a villain of the Doctor to take revenge upon him for the fans due to the Sixth Doctor’s fashion sense? At this moment, I honestly couldn’t even begin to guess – showrunner Steven Moffat has me "Moffucked" over this one!
It’s another wait for Doctor Who fans, as the first half of Series 7 concludes and the countdown to the Christmas Special 2012 begins. To close off the first half, we’re joined by James McLean from BackToFrankBlack.com and Kasterborous.com, and also fellow Geek Of Doom, Eric Mitchell aka Jedi Of Doom, as we reflect on the new episodes seen thus far, and speculate on what is to come.
During TARDISblend 57, we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Series 7a, and also look forward to our hopes, predictions, and speculations of Series 7b and the Christmas Special. Additionally we talk about our expectations of new companion Clara Oswin played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. John Barrowman‘s Captain Jack Harkness also gets a mention as we discuss whether his character should return to Doctor Who or not.
The first half of Doctor Who Series 7 concludes, and it begins with The Doctor (Matt Smith) with companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) having a picnic in Central Park, New York in 2012. While there, Rory is zapped back to 1938 by one of the Weeping Angels.
The Doctor and Amy discover that their impending adventure is documented in a book, and they travel back to try and find and rescue Rory, only to discover that the Weeping Angels have established a feeding ground in New York City. Meeting up with River Song (Alex Kingston), the heroes find themselves in a fixed time loop problem, which may have tragic consequences for them all…
…or for some of them…
During TARDISblend 56, we discuss Steven Moffat‘s final farewell to the Ponds in The Angels Take Manhattan, and examine some of the more wibbly-wobbly aspects of the episode. We also make mention of some of the cooler Angel scenes in the mid-series finale, and look forward to the next episode being the Christmas special.
The BBC has posted the conclusion of Pond Life, focusing on Amy (Karen Gillan), and Rory (Arthur Darvill) in the leadup to Doctor Who Series 7. You can check out the new installment below.
In the previous Pond Life, we see what happens when a surprise “Ood on the Loo” becomes part of the houshold. In Part Five, we move forward, with the Doctor (Matt Smith) leaving a phone message as he becomes concerned about his friends, the Ponds, as things are not looking too good for Amy and Rory in Pond Life…