This weekend DoctorWhoSpoilers.Com released some preliminary information about the upcoming season that may catch some Whovians by surprise. As we wait for what’s to come, here’s the latest and greatest from the Doctor Who rumor mill:
First of all, it is assumed that the season (series) will be played in two segments. Part of the season will be shown in 2012, including the Christmas Special, and then the conclusion of the season will happen during 2013. The first spoilers relate to the timing of things…
What we’ve been told is that the first five episodes of the series will air in 2012 from mid-November and these episode will act as a swan song for Amy and Rory.
This would mean that the new companion will join The Doctor in the Christmas special.
Watchful Whovians have known about the loss of the Ponds and the highly anticipated arrival of the “new” companion ever since Steven Moffat uttered these words back in February:
“Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary is coming. In Cardiff, we’re gearing up for the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made. There will be shocks, surprises and heartbreak – the Doctor is about to say goodbye to his very best friends, Amy and Rory.
“And then he’s about to say hello to someone very different – the Doctor is going to meet someone very new in the very last place he could ever have expected…” RadioTimes
So, if the DoctorWhoSpoilers are legit, we now have a timeline for our new arrival (which really just translates into a deadline for all of our theories about who this “someone very new” could be). However, they did not stop there. They added,
Fans of the classic series might discover that Christmas was merely the tip of the iceberg.
Although DoctorWhoSpoilers did give a disclaimer at the end of their post (“Of course, all of this comes from untested sources. So we’d advise you to take this with as much salt as you feel necessary.”), I feel this last spoiler, with a nod to classic fans, holds some weight when carried with the following, often retweeted, quote from a RadioTimes interview held back in January:
“There will never be a better time to be a Doctor Who fan, I absolutely promise you that,” says showrunner Steven Moffat on the topic of the series’ forthcoming 50th anniversary in 2013.
What could be more appealing to a Doctor Who fan than some timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly way of recapturing the classic, or any former Doctor Who in our current timeline?
I can’t think of anything. Can you?If so, please share!
For my part, I am going to go brush up on my classic Doctor Who in order to prepare for the season of a lifetime!