Lots of news has been pouring forth from the BBC One Doctor Who blog concerning the seventh season of Doctor Who coming up this Fall.This season has already promised to be packed with all types of excitement for fans: it’s the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who; it will be the final season for the Doctor’s current companions “the Ponds”; and the Doctor will be meeting a brand new companion before the season is over. However, based on all the buzz that’s beginning to bubble around the Internet, these little gems are just the beginning.
Asylum of the Daleks Wallpaper
Let’s begin with the new wallpaper download (in 16 by 9 or 4 by 3 version) of a battle-worn Doctor carrying a limp Amy Pond through a large group of threatening and varied Daleks.This is from the season opening episode entitled Asylum of the Daleks.
A Dalek on the right of the picture does not have any of the vertical grille-like slats that have become a familiar feature, indicating it’s a version the Doctor faced when he first met his oldest enemies on Skaro. And on the left there’s a Special Weapons Dalek, last seen in the 1988 story, Remembrance of the Daleks.
This image echoes the sentiments expressed by executive producer of this episode, Caro Skinner, from a previous post on the BBC One blog when she said, ‘This is an epic Dalek adventure that kicks off the new series in explosive style! If you think you know all there is to know about the Daleks, think again…’
Season (Series) 7 Trailer
As awesome as the wallpaper is, it’s not what truly set Whovians solidly behind their computer screens with their fingers poised to refresh the BBC One blog at 6am BST on August 2, 2012. That honor was left for the long awaited new trailer for season 7 which will air on BBC One at approximately 8pm that night. You, my fellow lucky Whovians, do not need to wait for that, nor do you need to search the Internet far and wide for this amazing trailer of what’s to come because I have it right here for you:
Let’s recap what just flew by our eyes there:
- the Doctor, Amy, Rory and a shipload of Daleks!
- the Doctor and DINOSAURS on a Spaceship!!
- the Doctor in the Old West,
- the Weeping Angels,
- large “cross” robots I don’t recognize,
- some snowy mountaintop (which makes me think of the Ood),
- River Song,
- Amy being sassy, and
- the Doctor looking all too pleased with himself when Rory asks “Who killed all the Daleks?”
Oh! There is so much to analyze there! Have a blast re-watching this trailer over and over again and let me know in the comments what you see and what you think it means for the Fall season ahead of us. I think one important thing to note is that this extended trailer shows nothing of Jenna Louise Coleman in this trailer, leading me to believe that all of these clips will take place before we lose the Ponds and the Doctor meets his new companion.