Last year, each new episode of Doctor Who had a logo that was slightly customized to fit the theme of each installment. This year they’ve come up with this great idea of movie-style posters. The reason the posters are a great idea is because they’re far more eye-catching than a mildly modified logo that only remains on the screen for a few seconds. They’re also great advertisement for upcoming episodes and help to generate interest in the series.
Each episode has two versions of the movie poster; one in landscape layout and the other in portrait layout. Above is the landscape poster for episode 710 “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” which is something every fan has been dying to see.
We’ve heard about so many rooms, most recently the library and the infamous swimming pool, but up until now they’ve only been talked about. I have a strong feeling we’ll finally get to see the pool.
Synopsis and credits for episode 710:
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.
Written by Steve Thompson. Directed by Mat King.
Airdate: April 27, 2013
A spaceship salvage team drags the TARDIS on board, sending its systems into meltdown. As the Doctor marshals the motley salvage crew outside, he realizes Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, pursued by a dangerous group of ossified monsters. He has just 30 minutes to find Clara and save his TARDIS before it self-destructs.
And here’s an image that harkens back to the Christmas special with Clara looking quite Victorian. If you read the synopsis you’ll see there’s more than just Clara’s manner of dress that’s in step with the Christmas special. There are three returning fan favorite guests, I’m sure you know who they are by now, but I’m wondering how they’ll handle the fact that there already is/was a Clara back then? Maybe we’ll get some answers to the mystery of Ms. Oswald.
Synopsis and credits for episode 711:
The Crimson Horror.
Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Saul Metzstein.
Airdate: May 4, 2013
There’s something very odd about Mrs Gillyflower’s Sweetville mill, with its perfectly clean streets and beautiful people. There’s something even stranger about the bodies washing up in the river, all bright red and waxy. When the Doctor and Clara go missing, it’s up to Vastra, Jenny and Strax to rescue them before they too fall victim to the Crimson Horror!
The Cybermen are back with a twist that only writer Neil Gaiman could give us. Yes, Mr. Gaiman had penned another episode of Doctor Who and it should be a goodie. He’s promised to do something different with the Cybermen and I have faith he’s going to pull it off splendidly.
There isn’t a full synopsis out for this episode yet, just a tiny blurb, so this one’s a lot shorter than the previous two.
Synopsis and credits for episode 712:
Nightmare in Silver.
Written by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Stephen Wolfenden.
Airdate: May 11, 2013
Hedgewick’s World of Wonders: the perfect theme park day out – and ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.
Doctor Who airs on BBC America Saturday nights at 8/7c, immediately followed by Orphan Black and The Nerdist.
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