With the series 7 premiere just mere days away, The BBC is still pulling out all the stops for their flagship sci-fi series Doctor Who, with some new episode posters. The Doctor and his faithful companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and her husband Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) are featured front and center in the new epic and foreshadowing images, which also channel both vintage and contemporary movie poster styles.
The BBC previously gave us a few tasty preview images from the upcoming season, which will see the Doctor go from wrangling dinosaurs on a futuristic spaceship to riding horses in the American Wild West; but first, he will have to save his mentally-deteriorating archenemies The Daleks from the horrors of The Asylum - all while mending Amy and Rory’s cascading relationship. So far it’s a mystery in regards to what’s dividing our beloved Ponds - but in preparation for the new season, the BBC has created a mini Web series called Pond Life that shows what the couple get up to when the Doctor is away. Each Pond Life minisode will be released each day this week and will lead into the September 1st premiere episode ‘Asylum of the Daleks’.
Take a closer look at the new Doctor Who series 7 cinematic posters for episodes 1-5 (click to enlarge):
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All of the Dinosaurs, Daleks and Cybernetic cowboys lead into the day many loyal Who-fans are dreading – the day we say a final tearful farewell to both Amy Pond and Rory Williams in the fifth episode ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’. In an story that will not only reunite Doctor with his wiley jail-bird wife, River Song (Alex Kingston), and pin him against his fearsome old foes The Weeping Angel, the Doctor’s long time companions will be exiting the series under what showrunner Steven Moffat calls "heartbreaking circumstances. " While those heartbreaking circumstances are still unknown, many have been speculating that one or both of the much-loved Ponds will die. In a recent interview, actress Karen Gillan somewhat added to the rumors by saying:
"I didn't want to make it real. I literally couldn't read [the script] without crying. It was the most highly-charged read-through I've ever experienced. But I couldn't have asked for a better exit. I don't think it'll be what people expect. "
It will definitely be sad to see Amy and Rory leave the show for good - but on the flip-side, it will be exciting to welcome actress Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion (named Clara) in the 2012 Christmas Special. I suspect Coleman will face a bit of Stepmother-syndrome, where fans might not initially like her for the sole fact she’s not Amy and Rory – but over time, under the fantastic writing of Steven Moffat, fans will surely warm up to her just as they did Gillan and Darvill.
Catch the series 7 premiere of Doctor Who when it airs this Saturday September 1st on the BBC, BBC America and Space (in Canada). In the meantime, check out our Doctor Who Viewing Guide: Tips, Suggestions & Complete Episode List!
Source: Doctor Who News