‘Doctor Who’ Series 7 Mid-Season Poster & Premiere Details; Ice Warriors Returning

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Steven Moffat had a tricky job ahead of him in Doctor Who season 7 – tasked with saying goodbye to fan-favorite companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams while also setting the stage for the Doctor’s next parter in time and space. Now, after months of speculation and mysterious guest appearances from soon-to-be series regular Jenna-Louise Coleman, the Doctor is finally set to meet his next companion (yet again), Clara Oswald (as opposed to Oswin Oswald or Clara Oswin Oswald).

In honor of the occasion, BBC has released a new season 7 poster – commemorating the show’s mid-series premiere as well as offering new details on what fans can expect in the coming episodes. Alongside iconic antagonists like the Cybermen, the network is also set to bring back a formidable foe from classic Doctor Who adventuring – the Ice Warriors.

The season 7.5 premiere poster follows similarly over-the-top one sheets for The Snowmen Christmas Special as well as the first five episodes of series 7 – revealing a gravity-testing motorcycle chase set in a modern time period. It should come as no surprise that the version of Clara that will actually travel with the Doctor is a contemporary character – given that nearly all companions are reflective of the people presently watching the show. While Doctor Who tends to avoid on-the-nose pop culture references, the companion role is still designed to reflect the current perspective of the audience – to help bridge the gap between the Doctor’s outrageous adventuring and the everyday lives of program viewers.

Check out two different version of the poster (click to enlarge) for a close-up look at some of the monsters, new and old, that the Doctor and Clara Oswald will face in the coming weeks. The glass reflections differ in the images, so make sure to give them both a look:

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Fans will notice familiar monsters reflected in the shattered glass – The Cybermen as well as classic Doctor Who villains the Ice Warriors (aka Ice Lords) who can be seen directly to the right of the Doctor and to the left of his front tire (not to be confused with The Snowmen).

As for the identity surrounding of the remaining rogues teased in the poster, we’ll just have to wait for new episodes of Doctor Who to air – which are promised to include a ghost story, an underwater siege, and a period drama, among other adventures. In the meantime, check out the season 7.5 trailer to see some of the Doctor’s new enemies in action.

The official press release from BBC also provides a few hints about the droid-looking bots seen in the poster, known as the Spoonheads, who will appear in the season 7.5 premier, “The Bells of St John”:

Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks, The Shard and Westminster Bridge, ‘The Bells of St John’ will also establish a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who will battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.

Of course, there’s more to Doctor Who than monsters, and Moffat (who continues on as executive producer and lead writer) promises the new episodes will also tackle some highly-anticipated storylines that are bound to shed light on the Doctor and his past:

“It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on! We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway!”

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A journey to the center of the TARDIS? The Doctor’s greatest secret? “New” Cybermen? Doctor Who fans have reason to be excited for the March 30th mid-season premiere.


Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for future updates on Doctor Who as well as movie, TV, and gaming news.

Doctor Who will return on BBC and BBC America, March 30, 2013.

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  1. If Moffat wouldn’t be running the Show,I would be exited !:)
    He really tends to be all over the place and nowhere at the same time,not much substance or feel in his leading !

    Still watching it,and hope Tennant makes a cameo at least !

  2. Part one of season 7 was stale. but after the xmas special i have renewed hope. I think they were just running out of stories for amy and rory so i believe the quality will pick up with a new companion. Cant wait! i know its less than a month away but i hope we get a new trailer soon, either a season trailer or an episode trailer.

  3. Say what you will about Moffat the show stands out among other programs in creativity. I gave up on American T.V a while ago with the exception of Game of Thrones and the walking dead.

    I will be watching until the end of the show which I hope isn’t any time soon. My favorite episode from season six ( Which i’m on) is the Doctors wife.

    • Such a great episode.

      • Agreed Ben.

    • I don’t think it;s any coincidence that the best episode (The Doctor’s Wife) wasn’t written by Moffat. While he did write some great episodes when Russell T Davies was in charge of the show (and let us not forget that he introduced us to The Weeping Angels), I think ever since he has taken over as the lead writer, the show isn’t at the same level it was. Don’t get me wrong, it is still a hell of a lot better than 99% of the other stuff on television at the moment, but I think he is trying too hard to be clever.

      As also noted in an episode of the Big Bang Theory, for an alien that has a time travelling spaceship that can go anywhere in the universe at any time, he does seem to spend a lot of his time on Earth.

      I just hope that as Amy & Rory have gone, there won’t be so much force-feeding of River Song on us. I also hope they let Neil Gaiman (who wrote the Doctor’s Wife) write a few more episodes, as well as finally let Peter Jackson direct an episode too.

  4. I’m sorry but this does nothing to stay my fear that this will be another typical Moffat season, poorly paced, far too complex and then a very disappointing/cryptic finale. The sooner Matt Smith and Moffat are gone the better, the only shame is that it didn’t happen before the 50th anniversary…that’s what I’m really worried about.

  5. Season 7 part one is nothing but the Ponds’ last adventure and send off. Really curious and excited to see how part two would be like. And Neil Gaiman’s writing another episode!! Not only that, he’s returning to comic again this year!!

  6. Hey look what’s rearing it’s ugly head again! It’s that secret that NEVER REVEALS ITSELF! There’s only so many times you can use that as a plot device before you start pissing your fans off, hence the ending of Season 6 of Dexter

  7. Ice Warriors…the return of the Great Intelligence? It fits with the history.

  8. um… wasn’t the heart of the TARDIS in the 1 American made for TV movie / pilot?

  9. Rose looked into the Heart of the TARDIS (the time vortex) at the end of Season 1 of ‘new’ Who. This enables her to become the Bad Wolf, destroy the Daleks, save the Doctor, and bring Captain Jack back from the dead (from this point on, he can’t die). Ah, Rose, you can get wibbly-wobbly with me any timey-wimey.

  10. and a pity they were perfect together
    river and the eleventh doctor a couple breathtaking
    we would have views of the beautiful
    with two brilliant minds so
    river and the doctor thinks for a bit if they had children
    of children with a higher than normal intelligence
    would have been even greater than their rocking
    I wish that Steven Moffat took all this into consideration
    we’ll see
    you never know he is so unpredictable

    it would be fantastic
    I will not even
    that this pair
    river and the doctor to separate

    river and the eleventh doctor
    to imitate a pair ready to give our lives for one another
    for me this is true love