Last night we got our first really good look at the new TARDIS interior. Our best look will come when it’s officially revealed during the Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Snowmen” in six days. It’s hard to imagine it’s so close, yet still so far away.
Now, I had assumed the TARDIS was getting a facelift in celebration of the series reaching its golden anniversary, and while that’s probably true, Steven Moffat shared his reasons for the redesign at a screening of the new episode,
I thought we’d been getting progressively whimsical with the interior of the TARDIS. And I started to think, ‘Well, why is that? It’s not a magical place. It’s actually a machine. And actually potentially, as you’ll see more spectacularly later, quite a scary place sometimes. We make a lot of use of that.
It’s true the TARDIS has looked very different throughout the series’ reboot than it did during its previous 26 year run. I’m definitely a fan of this new retro look, you?
Besides the TARDIS talk, Moffat also teased more about their plans for the big 5-0 celebration. And in true Moffat style, he reveals absolutely nothing,
[Plans] are immense, they are considerable. They will be full of tremendous surprises. But they wouldn’t be surprises if I accidentally said them now, would they? No, we’re not telling you. But I promise you, we’re going to take over television. Trust me.
I do trust in Moffat, and I only get more excited thinking about plans which would “take over television.” The series officially returns in April, should we expect April to be Doctor Who month? And what about the actual anniversary date in November? Surely they’ll have something planned for then.
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In less than a week we’ll be bidding goodbye to The Doctor’s longest lasting companions – of the 2005 reboot, anyhow. The Ponds, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will be leaving the TARDIS for good and fans are bracing themselves for a heart-wrenching and tearful goodbye. In the lead up to the mid-season finale several hints, teasers, and clues have been released for us to ponder. Collected by SFX and Doctor Who TV here are 26 SPOILER-laden clues as to what’s happening in “The Angels Take Manhattan.” The bolding is courtesy of Blastr who highlighted the particularly curious and cryptic of these teasers. Be wary of spoilers and put on your thinking caps,
It’s a good ‘un. Great central concept, good new twist on the Angels’ MO
It’s a weepie; Moffat was telling the truth about that
It’s a truly memorable companions’ goodbye episode, but it doesn’t go over-the-top
There’s a very long and very creepy precredits teaser
There are some spectacular effects, including a TARDIS materialization
One of the most memorable images doesn’t quite make sense if you think about it, but it’s a bloody good image so best not to think about it too much
Be prepared for any kids in the room watching to issue a continual stream of, “But they looked away! He blinked! She was looking!”
The film noire feel is spot on
Ming makes an appearance
There are a lot of Moffat’s hastily delivered, off-the-cuff explanations, so pay attention
The Doctor makes some final checks
If you want to read too much into one revelation, Steven Moffat probably doesn’t consider episode titles as spoilers
New York feels very underpopulated
Some wrist action may be vital to the future
Stay till after the end credits
Lightbulbs make another appearance
“I won’t let them take him”
A family trip to the pub is ruined
“Just you wait until my husband gets home”
The Doctor wears reading glasses now. Reading glasses are cool
“There’s a car out front. Shall we steal it?”
There is a very distasteful line read by The Doctor at the beginning
“Rory, do I have noticeable lines on my eyes now?”
The Doctors pockets keep getting deeper and deeper
“Amelia, I am so, so sorry”
There is a scene that is very reminiscent of one from 2010 s “Cold Blood”
All right, lay on me with your wild speculations! What does this all mean!? What the hell is “wrist action”? What could be this “distasteful line read by The Doctor”? Any thoughts?
“The Angels Take Manhattan” airs on BBC One, BBC America and SPACE this Saturday at varied times depending on time zone.