So if you’re a fan of Doctor Who, you might have heard by now that the show is returning with new episodes on March 30th. And if you’re a fan of Doctor Who, you’re almost certainly aware that 2013 marks the show’s 50th anniversary, and that an anniversary special is in the works. Now the two chaps most associated with Doctor Who at the moment — actor Matt Smith and showrunner Steven Moffat — have provided a few hint as to what the rest of 2013 has in store for the Doctor, and for us.
First up, Smith provided a teeny, tiny hint about the super-secret 50th anniversary special. How teeny? One word without context, that’s how teeny. That word is “paintings.”
Appearing on the Jonathan Ross show, Smith said he has read the script and of course said nice things about it. The host kept badgering him to drop some hints about what we’ll see in the anniversary special, and Smith eventually said, “You might see London. The thing is with Who, you will understand it more when you have seen it, but ‘paintings’ – that is all I am saying. Steven is gonna whup me tomorrow.”
Smith was more open about the contents of the upcoming seventh season episodes. Most of this we’ve heard in one form or another already, but Smith’s comments do provide a few new angles on the new eps: