With all eyes focused on Saturday, 30 March, and the series 7.2 premiere of Doctor Who in “The Bells of Saint John”, the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, has promised fans they “…absolutely will not be disappointed” by the new series storyline. Showrunner Stephen Moffat described the 2013 run up to the 50th as a “proper London thriller“. The ‘storyline’ has the Doctor and his mysterious new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) battling an evil entity in the world’s wifi networks. Why mysterious? Well, for starters, the Doctor has previously met her as two different people in two different time periods.
Other highlights to look forward to in the new series which, again, begins 30 March on BBC One and BBC America: another episode written by sci-fi and fantasy bit of brilliance, Neil Gaiman; a guest appearance by Diana Rigg; the return of the Cybermen and the first 21st Century appearance of classic ‘Who’ villians, the Ice Warriors.
Matt Smith on upcoming Doctor Who 50th: It’s vast, it’s epic and it’s in 3D..
…and, he clapped at the end after reading the script. Smith recently told BBC News about the 50th, “I read it and I clapped at the end. I think it’s hilarious, it’s epic and it’s vast.”
Regarding the 50th, I’m not sure I would, personally, put any stock in the fact that it’s being touted as being in 3D. Seems nothing more than just a gimmick given the fact there are probably three tellys out there capable of seeing a program in 3D but it’s also probably all they can talk about at this point with regards to the 50th without getting into deep you-know-what.