We’ve been covering so much news, rumor, and speculation about Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations due this fall that sometimes it’s easy to forget that we’ve actually got a whole new batch of episodes to get through before we get there. Now the BBC has released a ton of pictures from the second half of Season 7 to help remind us that the show returns on March 30th.
Aside from that debonair shot of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, the rest of the pictures have been handily divided by episode. We’ve also included synopses from Doctor Who TV.
Episode 706: The Bells of St. John
Described by Moffat as an “urban thriller”. The 2013 opener is set on present day Earth with the main plot centred around “something living in the wifi” which is feeding on humans. This “sentient Twitter” as the Doctor puts it, harvests human minds and also has the power to project an image from your subconscious.
Episode 707: The Rings of Akhaten
According to Steven Moffat, the story takes place on the biggest and best alien planet Doctor Who has ever done, an “epic, overwhelming, boiling, red-orange planet.” First Assistant Director David Mack’s CV originally listed the episode title as The Rings of Akhaten, possibly pointing to some sort of Egyptian connection. “Akhenaten” was an Egyptian Pharaoh and the husband of Queen Nefertiti.
Episode 708: The Cold War
A “base under-siege” story that is set on a submarine and features the long awaited return of the Ice warriors. Moffat said: “Mark Gatiss is about to explode fanboy hearts”. Gatiss originally revealed his first of two episodes contained the words ‘meat’, ‘klaxon’ and ‘Vienna’.
Episode 709: The Hider in the House/Phantoms of the Hex
A historical ghost story. Moffat described it as “Spooky and clever and even a little bit romantic.” Guest star Jessica Raine’s CV stated the story title is Phantoms of the Hex, while Mike Southon has it down as The Hider in the House.