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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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:
Cindy Davis has a dog trained to kill moving statues.