A few promotional images for the first half of the second part of series 7 have arrived. There are a few details, but nothing Earth-shattering, so feel free to read on and not fear spoilers.
Introducing the new monsters ‘The Spoonheads,’ Steven Moffat describes this episode as “the traditional Doctor Who thing of taking something omnipresent in your life and making it sinister, if something did get in the Wi-Fi, we’d be kind of screwed. Nobody had really done it before, so I thought, ‘It’s time to get kids frightened of Wi-Fi!”
“The Bells of Saint John”: The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.
Written by Mark Gatiss, this story will be set in a submarine and feature a new take on another classic monster, the Ice Warriors, joining the Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans and Macra in the list of of classic baddies re-imagined for a new audience.
“Cold War”: The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!
Written by Luther’s Neil Cross.
“The Rings of Akhaten”: Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
Set in a haunted house and again written by Neil Cross.
“Hide”: Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?
Series 7.2 trailer for BBC America
Still to come: “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS,” which is what it says it is and written by Curse of the Black Spot’s author, Mat King, “The Crimson Horror,” by Mark Gatiss which will reunite the Doctor with Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax, “The Last Cyberman” by Neil Gaiman and the untitled finale by Steven Moffat.
Series 7 part two starts on BBC America March 30th