Doctor Who's Series 7 Titles Are Enough To Convince Me

Courtesy of the BBC.
We now know how the majority of the first half of Series 7 will look, with the reveal of more episode titles.

Episode one, written by Stepehn Moffat, will be Asylum of the Daleks.
Episode two, written by Chris Chibnall, is called Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
Episode three, written by Toby Whithouse, is called A Town called Mercy.
Episode four, written by Chris Chibnall, is called Cubed.

So, the 50th anniversary season will kick off with appearence from every generation of Dalek from across the series' history. Episode two is suddenly very appealing, as it will feature dinosaurs, and they will be on a spaceship (does what it says on the tin, that one). Episode three is the one I'm most looking forward to, the western starring Farscape and SG-1 alum Ben Browder. No word on what episode four is about.

After that, we'll get episode five written by Stephen Moffat, in which either Amy or Rory dies, featuring both the Angels and River (hopefully one last time), which I don't think we've gotten a title for yet, then the Christmas special wherein the new companion will be introduced, also written by Moffat. According to the BBC, this will be follwed by eight new episodes in the new year.

It's interesting to note that each of the episodes so far has a connection to an episode from the show's history. The Daleks, obviously, from the very beginning. Dinosaurs were last seen during the Third Doctor's Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and of course, when Adric smacked into them with a pretty good whallop at the end of Earthshock. The First Doctor did a western , and the Angels are modern, but a favourite. I think that Moffat is taking a page from the show's history, as during the twenthith anniversary, the Fifth Doctor confronted enemies from throughout the show's past. The only thing it needs now is a multi-Doctor episode. Wouldn't that make for a great series finale?

Says Moffat:

Dinosaurs On A Spaceship - what more do you need! The Doctor will come face to face with some of the most monstrous creatures evolution has ever produced, on some of the most monstrous sets we've ever built. We took one look at Chris Chibnall's brilliant script and said to ourselves 'We're going to need a bigger corridor'.
"And Toby Whithouse's A Town Called Mercy takes us into a genre Doctor Who hasn't attempted since the Sixties - it's a full blooded western. We knew from the start we need some serious location shooting for this one, and given the most iconic American setting imaginable, there was only one place to go - Spain."
Via Den of Geek.
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