Steven Moffat promised Season 7 of ‘Doctor Who’ would play like mini blockbuster films and from the response to the premiere screening of ‘Asylum of the Daleks’, he kept his word! The poster version of the episode is enough to convince anyone! Although the screening was limited in space, the BBC has since released images from the first few episodes of the upcoming season for Whovians who couldn’t be in attendance. And we have them here for you to see!
Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvil, and executive producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner were all on hand at the British Film Institute (BFI) yesterday for a special showing of ‘Asylum of the Daleks.’ While they were there, they did confirm a few rumors and gave a few spoilers for what’s to come:
* One of the changes that will be seen is that the title sequence and opening credits have been changed to include a revamped logo, new typography and no more of the cast names being swooshed in.
*Season 7 will see a block of the first 5 episodes then a break until the Christmas special then the last eight episodes in the spring. Although this was already suspected, it was confirmed at the event.
* Titles for the first 5 episodes were confirmed:
Episode 1: ‘Asylum of the Daleks’
Episode 2: ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’
Episode 3: ‘A Town Called Mercy’
Episode 4: ‘The Power of Three’
Epsode 5: ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’
*There are plans of live events to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the show next year. Caroline Skinner mentioned the Proms but nothing else specific was said.
* According to Moffat, a ‘Doctor Who’ episode will broadcast on the 50th anniversary day itself! (So mark November 23, 2013 on your calendars everyone!)
* Reports that Matt Smith has signed a new contact that will have him play the Doctor through 2014 are news to Smith himself. “It sounds like you’ve signed something else,” he says, “when in fact I was always going to be around.”
And the biggest news of all… the mystery that all Whovians have been trying to crack all summer long has now been solved! At the screening it was announced that the beloved Doctor and his companions will return starting September 1!
In just 2½ weeks away, the beginning of what is to be the biggest production of the series will occur. So get ready to say hello to the Doctor and goodbye to the Ponds as we now have a date to look forward to.
In the meantime, here are a few images, courtesy of BBC, just in case you need a Whovian fix before the Season 7 premiere:
‘Asylum of the Daleks:’