In his third year as the Doctor, Matt Smith will be entering somer uncharted territory. His predecessor David Tennant lasted three years and a set of specials, so unless he regenerates at the end of this year, Smith could soon be the longest lasting actor in the role since Tom Baker. A true eccentric, Smith has brought some much needed charisma and energy to the role. The stories have not been the best (many have been downright awful) but through it all, Smith has remained strong, probably the best of the new series Doctors.
The long tradition of bringing back classic monsters (Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, the Macra, Silurians, etc) continues as the Ice Warriors are scheduled to make a comeback along with the largest army of Daleks ever assembled on screen in ‘The Asylum of the Daleks.’ The companion team of Rory and Amy Pond will of course be leaving (amid a torrent of tear-jerking Murray Gold-music) and the return of the Weeping Angels (this time as babies and probably as the Statue of Liberty). Despite all the spectacle… I hold out hope that this year will be an improvement on the last.
Set for an Autumn 2012 debut, the 7th series of Doctor Who sets the stage for the program’s 50th anniversary.
Doctor Who: Full Length New Series Trailer Autumn 2012 – Series 7
(A bit of admin: as many readers may have noticed, this is the first week that I missed the new releases post. I am moving house, so expect some gap in coverage, thanks for your patience.)