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Are You Scared of the Weeping Angels? Five "Doctor Who" Tidbits to Keep You Going Until Series Seven is Served

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | July 19, 2012 | Comments ()


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Sometimes at night, I close my eyes and drum up the TARDIS whoosh, dreaming of places I might travel. Others, I spend my evening combing the interwebs for any little drips or drabs of news about the upcoming series, and it's silly how excited I get over any little thing. I know I'm not alone. I know you want to know too. Here are a few snippets to keep you going until August whenever we get it stateside, because I know you and I will never, ever illegally download anything.

5. Series 7 is Likely to Begin Airing on BBC One (across the pond) August 26th.

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If things follow the Series 6 pattern, screenings at the BFI Southbank on August 14 and the Edinburgh International TV Festival, August 25th indicate Sunday, August 26, 2012 as start date. The kickoff episode is titled "Asylum of the Daleks" and features "...more Daleks than you've ever seen in one place -- and every generation of Dalek."

4. Karen Gillian Celebrated the End of Her Final Episode By Grabbing That Ass.

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After filming their last scene--which takes place in the TARDIS--Matt Smith said he, Gillian and Arthur Darvill (Rory) had a group hug and lots of tears. "We had a hug and Karen fondled me. I called her Fondling Bottom Gillan."

3. Writer Steven Moffat Says We'll Find Out the Doctor's Real Name.

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"He never gives his name. Other Time Lords do, but he doesn't. Clearly the question is tremendously important...And only I know why! ...We actually find out the truth." (Sadly, perhaps the most apt name--Cosmo--is already taken.) I don't know, this seems one of those situations where we really don't want or need to know. After all this time, pulling out a name is too gimmicky.

2. Moffat Asserts the Episode Called "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" is "...the Secret to All Success."

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Moffat played with the audience at Comic-Con, urging them to write down the second episode title. The "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" clip (Spoilers whited out, swipe below to read): showed the Doctor in an Egyptian pyramid, being seduced by Queen Nefertiti (Riann Steele). He receives a message from the ISA, who say that a rather odd-looking ship the size of Canada will hit Earth in just over six hours. The Doctor and the Queen pick up an explorer (Rupert Graves), then pop in on Amy and Rory, materializing the TARDIS around their living room. The group (including Rory's father--Mark Williams) heads out to investigate the spaceship. A big door opens, and waiting for them are a pair of ankylosaurus dinosaurs--the Doctor tells everyone to "Run!" End Spoilers.

Episodes 3 and 4 are called "A Town Called Mercy" (Western) and "Cubed."

1. At Comic-Con, a Six Year Old Girl Asked Matt Smith a Serious Question:


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  • littlelion

    That last picture. The one under the "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" thing. Is that Rupert Graves, or has Sherlock really eaten so much of my brain that I'm just randomly seeing its actors everywhere?

  • Jenne Frisby

    I agree with you about The Doctor's name, Cindy. I don't ever want, or need to know it. I do wish they had specified which episode Amy and Rory leave or die or whatever happens, so I know when to start watching again. I made it through series 5, but just barely, and when series 6 started I just couldn't muster the energy.

  • branded_redux

    Even if his name turns out to be Alonso?

  • BWeaves

    I wish Matt Smith would not wear those v-neck T-shirts. Between that, the vest and the bowler hat with the shadow over one eye, he's giving me an Alex the Droog vibe, which is really creepy.

    Given the choice, I'd be grabbing Rory's ass instead.

  • PaddyDog

    Agreed. Especially with the sun glasses hanging down like two clown pom-poms on the shirt.

  • jmd

    OMG, I had exactly the same thought when looking at that header picture! Scary!
    And I think the only name for the doctor has to be Angus. So there. Along with the disclaimer of "I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV".

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Sadly, Angus is already taken.

  • TheOtherGreg

    It might, just might, have been better for Matt Smith to say " No, I'm not, they're only pretend."

  • joeltelling

    Hi! My name is Joel, and Sydney is my daughter. I'm the one you see holding her in the video. Sydney likes a lot of shows that other kids might find frightening. She really enjoys the SyFy show Face Off because she gets to see the make-up and effects process that turns people into monsters. She is very well aware the Weeping Angels aren't real, but like BWeaves said, she truly was asking "The Doctor" and Matt Smith did a wonderful job answering the question :)

  • celery

    Nobody knows better than children that knowing something is pretend is no cure for fear of it. I like the answer he gave, if not his vest.

  • NateMan

    I disagree. I'm sure the kid's parents have already told her they aren't real, and she's seen the Doctor beat them. That's a more important lesson; monsters lose.

  • BWeaves

    True, but since I just rewatched the William Shatner "Get a Life" SNL sketch recently, and the girl was very little, I think he handled it very well. She didn't ask Matt Smith if he was afraid of the Weeping Angels. She asked The Doctor, so he answered it that way and then ended with saying as an actor, they were his favorite monster.

  • Bert_McGurt

    He'll be named Richard Torhew. He goes by Dick.

  • Scottieboy

    I'm not sure about that start date. Doctor Who on a Sunday seems unthinkable...

  • Good point.

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