Playing Doctor SPOILERS!-01

Welcome to Playing Doctor SPOILERS! If you haven’t watched all of Doctor Who through 2011 series 6, you don’t want to listen to this episode. If you are caught up but don’t want to hear rumors and spoilers about the upcoming series, you don’t want to listen to this episode.

Each week during the current season of Doctor Who we will be presenting this bonus episode each week where we will discuss the new 7th season of Doctor Who. Join us every Monday as we talk about the episode that just aired Saturday night and rumors about the episode coming up next week.

All of the links, news items and rumors mentioned in the podcast can be found after the break. Just select “more” to see all of the notes, but be warned there are SPOILERS.


  1. New Series Premiere Date Announced!
    You probably know this already unless you haven’t been online all last week but, after much speculation and round after round of rumours, BBC has announced the official date and time for the start of Series 7.

    1. BBC and BBC America have confirmed date and time.
      1. UK – BBC One: Saturday, September 1st at 7:30PM
      2. USA – BBCA: Saturday, September 1st at 9:00PM ET
      3. Canada – Space: Saturday, September 1st at 9:00PM ET
      4. Australia – ABC1: Saturday, September 8th at 7:30PM
  2. Pond Life

    1. Series of five mini-webisodes featuring Amy and Rory at home
    2. Will be available on the BBC website
    3. Begins Monday afternoon, 27 August 2012
    4. Ends on a cliffhanger that leads into the first episode of Season 7
    5. Not sure if it will be available online outside the UK.
  1. New Companion announced and will arrive at Christmas

    1. Jenna-Louise Coleman will be playing new companion
    2. Details about the character are being kept secret.
      1. Moffat said,
        “… that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”
    3. Photos have been popping up on the Interwebs from location shoots
      1. She reminds me of Ace, Companion of the 7th Doctor.
        1. Hopefully she won’t have a supply of Nitro-9.
    4. New Companion appears in Christmas Special
  1. Old friends will be showing up

    1. Silurian Lady Vastra and her “friend” Jenny from “A Good Man Goes to War”
      1. Looks to be at a funeral, everyone is in Victorian Era clothes.
    2. Sontaran in Victorian clothes Strax is Bax?
  1. Episode titles that have been released:

    1. Asylum of the Daleks
    2. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
    3. A Town Called Mercy
    4. The Power of Three
    5. The Angels Take Manhattan
  1. Season to be in Two Parts

    1. First half of the season will be the first 5 episodes
      1. All will appear in September (Sept. has 5 Saturdays this year)
    2. Break until Christmas Special in December
    3. Second half of the season will be in early 2013 but no date announced yet
      1. Traditionally the show would start around Easter, is this the case?
        1. Just in case, Easter 2013 is Sunday, March 31st.
  1. Amy and Rory Leave in Episode 5

    1. Moffat says, “Not everyone gets out alive and I mean it this time”

SPOILERS! (News & Rumours)

  1. Unconfirmed episode titles

    1. Christmas Episode to be called “The Snowman”
      1. Alien Sentient Snow brings havoc to Christmas

    1. Episode 8 – The Cold War
    2. Episode 9 – Phantoms of the Hex
    3. Episode 10 – The Crimson Horror
      1. Features Dame Diana Rigg (Avengers [British not Capt American]
  3. Amy Dies
  4. Rory is the Master
  5. Jack Returns

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