Doctor Who Goes Back To The River... Uh, Well


Let me say that the above picture is real. 100%, as far as my sources can tell unaltered, picture of The Beatles in the early days, hanging with what appears to be Matt Smith. Which, despite being not true, is awesome.

So, a couple things. First, during an interview, Steven Moffat said the following:
“The story of Doctor Who is always the story of the companion, it’s always their story. It was Rose Tyler’s story, it’s Amy Pond’s story - the story of the time they knew the Doctor and how that began; how it developed and how it ended."
I argue that this has only been true since the series returned under Davies. In the old days, the show was always told from the Doctor's perspective, with the companions coming and going and having little lasting effect on the Doctor. One could argue that this is a sign of the Doctor ageing. When one is young, friends come and go, but as you get older, you come to value your family and friends more and more. But, it's statements like this that make me certain that the new companion will be yet another modern English woman, because anything else would be too alien. That, and I feel that this statement is fundamentally false, that this is the story of the Doctor, as he comes and goes, and touches the lives of so many. Alexander's story wasn't told through his generals, it was told through him. It's the reason we follow the Doctor instead of Ace, or Nyssa, or K-9. It isn't their story, they're only part of it.

Anyway, the the fifth episode of the new series, which will feature the departure of Amy and Rory once and for all, will be taking place in New York City, presumably in the early twentieth century judging from the cars and clothes in some of the pictures. Some filming took place in NYC earlier in the month, and some more happened in Cardiff. It will also feature the return of two Moffat creations: The Weeping Angels, and River Song.

River makes sense, since she is Amy's child, and their departure is a major event in their story, and it's right that the whole family is there for the occasion. But I'm hoping that this might be one of the last times we see River on the series. Her story has been told, beginning, middle and end, and not in that order. Everything else is everything else.

As for the Angels, hit the jump to see what possible new terror they have waiting for the TARDIS crew.




Moffat loves using children to ratchet up the horror. Children singing, reciting poems, being generally creepy, tiny versions of us. And these pictures suggest that he's adding infant Angels to the mix now. Joy.

Via Den of Geek and The Mary Sue, and again.
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