In case you missed it earlier, the name of the first episode of Doctor Who Series 7.2 is titled ‘The Bells of St. John’ with a new nemesis: The Spoonheads. From the BBC America press release:
Following a record-breaking year, fan favorite Doctor Whoreturns with a modern day urban thriller, The Bells of St. John, written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks – The Shard and Westminster Bridge – The Bells of St. John introduces a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi. The premiere will be followed by seven epic episodes written by Steven Moffat, acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Beowulf), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Neil Cross (Luther) and Stephen Thompson (Sherlock).
The Doctor (Matt Smith) is joined by his new companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) for the latest set of incredible adventures through space and time. The duo finds new adversaries and familiar friends around every corner as they journey from the bottom of the ocean in a submarine to the center of the TARDIS and beyond. The Cybermen make a thunderous return and the Ice Warrior arrives in an unexpected place.
Steven Moffat, executive producer and lead writer, said,“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!”
Also appearing this season are guest stars Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives, Mission: Impossible II), Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short, Harry Potter), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Richard E Grant (Iron Lady, Dracula), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) and Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, Law & Order: UK). Additionally, mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) and Rachael Stirling (Tipping the Velvet) will appear on screen together for the first time. Doctor Who premieres Saturday, March 30, 8:00pm ET as part of Supernatural Saturday.
It may seem like we’re traveling back to December 2012 when Doctor Whotriumphed in the annual TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites Cover Poll … but, no, it’s not sci-fi, TV Guide is hosting another round of Fan Favorites Awards.
In honor of TV Guide Magazine’s 60th anniversary, the publication is inviting viewers to vote for their favorite shows, with Doctor Who being nominated for the Fan Favorite’s Science Fiction category. Voting begins today, ending on March 11 at noon ET. The winners will be revealed inside the April 22 issue.
“Like”TV Guide Magazine’s Facebook page here to start voting for the Fan Favorites Awards.
For the first time in Australia, Doctor Who fans will be able to see two high definition episodes of Doctor Who on the big screen, in a special cinema event as part of the celebrations for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary year.
For one night only on Thursday 14 March at 7pm, fans can experience ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’ from Series 6 in HD, a two-part story which introduced the newest monster created by series executive producer and showrunner Steven Moffat – the Silence. Screened in Australia and New Zealand, this will be a world-first multiple cinema screening for Doctor Who.
Taking place at select Event Cinemas, Greater Union and Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas and Village Cinemas across the country, there will be a ‘best dressed’ prize at each cinema for the Doctor Who fan with the most impressive costume, from Time Lords to Monsters.