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Series 7 Episode Summary (very spoilery)

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« on: January 09, 2013, 04:45:17 pm »

It's been ages since I topped this up so expect some stuff to seem a bit out of date, but it is now at least up to date. Updates are in red.

Episode 1 - Asylum Of The Daleks

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Nick Hurran

Plot Outline: Based on scenes shown in the trailer this story will be set in a snow covered landscape. Versions of the Daleks dating back to 1963 will appear. A pre-screening in August hints at a September launch. Titles rumoured for the episode include Extermination of the Daleks and Asylum of the Daleks. Scenes seen while filming include Rory and Amy arguing, with Rory apparantly serving Amy with divorce papers. Caroline Skinner confirmed in Doctor Who Magazine that this episode will feature over 30 different types of Daleks, including Special Weapons Dalek, from every era of the show. This story has also been filmed on the biggest set that Doctor Who has ever used. This was also previously said of episode 2, but has now been outdone according to DWM. Most of the episode was filmed in the studio but outside scenes were also filmed on a bus where a bus driver was seen holding a Dalek eyestalk and another showed Amy and Rory arguing at their house. Moffat has revealed that with this episode Amy and Rory are no longer living in the TARDIS but will instead be picked up and dropped off again for their adventures.

Confirmed Cast: Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks, David Gyasi will play Harvey, Matt Doman

Episode 2 - Dinosaurs On A Spaceship

Writer: Chris Chibnall

Director: Saul Metzstein

Plot Outline: Filming for this episode began at Dunraven Bay in south Wales, previously used as Bad Wolf Bay. Other location filming took place in Penarth at the house used for the Ponds home. Scenes from the trailer shows the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. According to DWM this episode will be very CGI heavy and feature robots as seen in the early trailer. The title for the episode is Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. The episode features lots of time travelling as the Doctor puts together a team of people, one of which is a game hunter from 1901, Nefertiti and Rory's dad. David Bradley's character is modelled on Peter Stringfellow and has two robot servents. The bulk of filming took place on studio sets for the spaceship. Brian, Rory's dad, has been described by Chibnall as 'a bit brave, a bit crap'.

Confirmed Cast: Mark Williams as Brian Williams. Rudi Dhamalingam as ISA Worker. Rupert Graves, David Bradley as Solomon, Riann Steele will play Queen Nefertiti

Episode 3 - A Town Called Mercy

Writer: Toby Whithouse

Director: Saul Metzstein

Plot Outline: Filming for this episode has taken place at locations in Almeria, Spain. Oasys Theme Park, an old western themed town has been used for filming. Matt Smith was pictured riding a horse for filming. The episode will be a western. It has a holding title of The Gunslinger. Ben Browder confirmed via Twitter that the episode was set in the 1870s. The main bad guy, The Reckoner, is apparantly trying to take over the town and the Doctor is drafted in to help. Some characters were seen with odd tattoos on their face and other baddies were seen wearing black hats. A clip shown at SDCC revealed the episode will open with the Doctor entering a saloon and asking for 'Tea. The strong stuff. Leave the bag in.' There will also be a nod to Back to the Future Part III to look out for. The two characters played by Adrian Scarborough and Dominic Kemp have been confirmed as aliens and Matt Smith has said that Scarborough 'steals the show'.

Confirmed Cast: Ben Browder, Rob Cavazos as Walter, Adrian Scarborough as Kahler Jax, Dominic Kemp as Kahler Mas, Joanne Mcquinn as Sadie, Andrew Brooke as The Reckoner

Episode 4 - The Power Of Three

Writer: Chris Chibnall

Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Plot Outline: This title of the story was announced as The Power Of Three. It is the last story filmed with Karen and Arthur. UNIT soldiers have been seen on set and filming has taken place in Caerphilly Castle, Neath Abbey and St. Cadocs Hospital as well as the exterior of the Ponds home in Bute Esplanade. The story will also feature King Henry VIII. According to set reports, the scenes including Henry VIII are for a humourous pre-credits sequence where we find the team escaping from a past adventure and he will not feature in the main bulk of the episode. The main plot revolves around mysterious black cubes that have suddenly appeared everywhere around the world. Set pictures show them stuck over windows and cars, in trees and on pavements. Characters appeared to begin acting strangely and ill if they got too close to them. UNIT are called in to investigate and seem to be focusing their attention on the Ponds home. They are using a castle as their base. Caroline Skinner confirmed in DWM that this episode will focus heavily on Amy and Rory's relationship. Dialogue heard at filming confirms that this episode takes place during Amy and Rory's wedding anniversary party. Jemma Redgrave's character is called Kate Stewart and works for UNIT. Speculation is that she is the daughter of the Brig. Rory is confirmed to be working back as a nurse, but at a different hospital. Some of the script was revealed to be 'There is so much to see, Amy - and I don't want to miss it. Any of it. Because it goes so fast. I'm not running away from things. I'm running to them. Before they flare and fade forever'. Chibnall revealed that he got the indpiration for the story when the MSC Napoli ran aground near his home and the people went to the area and started taking things that had washed up. This episode, more and any other, will be set from the point of view of Amy and Rory and how the Doctor pops in and out of their lives. Mark Williams agreed to star in the episode without even seeing a script.

Confirmed Cast: Jemma Redgrave has been cast as Kate Stewart, Stephen Blything will play Henry VIII, Mark Williams returns as Rory's dad Brian Williams. Other actors include Elliot Barnes-Worrel, Ruthie Henshall, Steven Berkoff as Mr. Shanks, Selva Rasalingam as Ranjit and Alice O'Connell as Laura.

Episode 5 - The Angels Take Manhattan

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Nick Hurran

Plot Outline: Episode 5 will see the departure of Amy and Rory as companions to the Doctor. The story will be at least partly set (or at least filmed) in New York throughout April. The Weeping Angels have been confirmed to be making their return in this story. Alex Kingston also returns as River Song. Filming locations included Central Park in New York, Bristol University, Box Cemetary in llanelli and various locations around Cardiff, including the university campus and King Edward VII Avenue. The story will see Rory zapped back in time to the 1930's by an Angel and will see the first outing of the Cherubs, thought to be foot soldiers of the Angels. Funeral scenes were filmed in a cemetary in South Wales, apparantly Rory's funeral. We will also see an old Rory in this episode. The 'contemporary' scenes of the episode are set in September 2018, as seen on the newspaper Amy is reading during filming. A much larger, darker Angel was used for scenes in Cenral Park. This larger Angel was erected on top of a fountain. Amy and River were seen having an upsetting conversation and a couple of characters remark that there is something odd about the Statue of Liberty. River is seen driving around in a vintage car during the 1930s scenes, with Amy and the Doctor with her. Scenes filmed in the cemetary show that the TARDIS appears to have been badly burned at some point. The mob is also apparantly involved in the story, with one of their gangsters apparantly mugging Rory after he lands in the past. The angels in this episode reportedly cause the New York blackout in order to make the Statue of Liberty to move, and will attempt to turn the TARDIS to stone to render it useless. River is undercover during the episode going by the name Melody Malone and has a book written about her. Moffat has called the episode the 'final showdown with the Weeping Angels', so this could, though it's unlikely, be the last we see of them. He has also stated that one character will definitely die.

Confirmed Cast: Alex Kingston as River Song, Mike McShane as Doctor Grayle, Rob David as Sam Garner and Bentley Kalu

Episode 6 - Christmas Special - The Snowmen

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Saul Metzstein

Plot Outline: Doctor Who Adventures has reported that this story will include ghosts. Moffat has previously said that he wrote an audition scene for Jenna that included ghosts that he liked so much he wanted to include in a story, though this may prove to be false. Moffat has promised that this will be the 'most unusual introduction' for a companion ever. Filming reports have shown the cast in Victorian clothing and evil looking snowmen have been seen on set. Filming has taken place in areas of Bristol, Brecon, Monmouth, Cardiff and Newport. Strax, apparantly dead at the end of A Good Man Goes To War, appears to be working as a butler for Madame Vastra. Scenes were also filmed of Jenny and Vastra attending a funeral.

Confirmed Cast: Jenna-Louise Coleman will debut in this story as the new companion (though she appeared as Oswin in Asylum of the Daleks), Neve Macintosh and Catrin Stewart are returning as Vastra and Jenny and Dan Starkey will return as Strax. Other cast members include Graham Turner as Amos, Richard E. Grant, liz White and Tom Ward.

Episode 7 - Rumoured as The Bells Of St. John

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Colm McCarthy

Plot Outline: Scenes from the trailer for this episode show Matt and Jenna riding through london on a moped. We also see them on a plane that is apparently crashing while the Doctor tries to pilot it. Filming was seen taking place in Caerphilly Castle, Westminster, Cardiff and Barry, while a recce (filming but without actors) was sent to shoot in Tokyo and San Francisco. Evidence from filming suggests that this story is about a sentient wifi where peoples minds are copied and uploaded in order to be used and manipulated. Eve de Leon Allen also appears in episode 13 written by Neil Gaiman

Confirmed Cast: Celia Imrie, Fady Elsayed as Nabile, Robert Whitelock as Mahler, Anthony Edridge as the pilot Matthew Earley as Guy, Dan Li as Alexi Chen, Olivia Hill as a newsreader, Eve de Leon Allen, Jade Anouka as a waitress, James Greene as the Abbott

Episode 8 - Rumoured as The Rings of Akhaten

Writer: Neil Cross

Director: Farren Blackburn

Plot Outline: Filming for this episode has been taking place in a number of residential streets and a cemetary in Newport.. A lot of studio work took place for this episode so details are sketchy at best. The story will see a 'plethora of aliens' according to reports and will be set largely on another planet

Confirmed Cast: Nicola Sian as Ellie

Episode 9 - Title Unconfirmed

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Plot Outline: Filming for this episode took place in a number of factories around Newport. the episode is set on a submarine and will include 'large volumes of water' according to the director. The story has been described as a 'base under siege' and is reportedly set at the north pole. This story is also rumoured to feature the return of the Ice Warriors.

Confirmed Cast: Charlie Ansen as Belevich, James Norton as Onejun, Josh O'Connor as Piotr, David Warner, David Hartley, Liam Cunningham

Episode 10 - rumoured to be Phantoms of the Hex

Writer: Neil Cross

Director: Jamie Payne

Plot Outline: Filming for this episode took place in Hensol Castle, Margam Park, Bristol and Gethin Park in Merthyr Tydfil. The story is about a man who has a machine that enables you to see ghosts. People were seen filming in Victorian, modern and 60s clothing. Matt's costume has a new coat and added waistcoat and all the other actors and extras are dressed in Mid-Victorian clothing with the exception of Dougray Scott's character whose clothes appear to be of the 1950's/60's.

Confirmed Cast: Dougray Scott, Jessica Rain as Emma Grayling, Kemi-Bo Jacobs as Hila

Episode 11 - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Writer: Stephen Thompson

Director: Mat King

Plot Outline: This episode will apparently see the TARDIS crash and an intergalactic salvage team, made up of the Van Baalen brothers, sent in on a salvage op. This episode will show us more of the TARDIS than has ever been seen, including the engine rooms according to some sources. Filming was mainly done in studio, though some did take place in Cardiff Castle and in Newport.

Confirmed Cast: Mark Oliver as Bram, Jahvel Hall as Tricky, Ashley Walters

Episode 12 - Rumoured to be The Crimson Horror

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Director: Saul Metzstein

Plot Outline: The story takes place in Sweetville where the character played by Diana Rigg will return to open a new factory, where those who enter don't always come out alive. The factory seems odd to the people of the town because the chimneys never produce any smoke. Brendan Patricks will play a dual role of twins, and one of them faints a lot whenever he sees Vastra or Strax. Jenny, Vastra and Strax all reappear for a third time in this episode. Rachael Stirlings character was seen on set with red paint patterns around her eyes. The aliens seen in the trailer wearing top hats will play a part in this episode also.

Confirmed Cast: Neve Macintosh as Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny, Dan Starkey as Strax, Diana Rigg as Winifred Gilliflower, Rachael Stirling as Ada, Brendan Patricks as Edmund and Jeramiah, Olivia Vinall as Effie, Michelle Tate as Abigail

Episode 13 - Rumoured to be The Last Cyberman

Writer: Neil Gaiman

Director: Steven Woolfenden

Plot Outline: This episode will feature the return of the Cybermen, with Gaiman stating he has 'made them scary again'. The episode will feature a resistence group, set up to stop the Cybermens plans of domination. Scenes from the trailer also show many characters, including the Doctor, with metal on their faces as though partially converted. Filming took place in Castell Coch, Caerphilly Castle, Uskmouth Power Station, Town Hall in Cardiff, the Coal Exchange and the Ministry of Defence base at RAF St Athan. Eve de Leon Allen returns as her character from episode 7.

Confirmed Cast: Calvin Dean as Ha-Ha, Tazmin Outhwaite as Captain Alice, Warwick Davis as Porridge, Jason Watkins as Mr. Webley, Eve de Leon Allen, Will Merrick as Brains, Zahra Ahmadi as Missy, Eloise Joseph as Beauty

Episode 14 - Title Unconfirmed

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Saul Metzstein

Plot Outline: Very little is known about this episode barring the return of Vastra, Jenny and Strax as well as Richard E. Grant as Simeon from The Snowmen. In the trailer, Strax is seen back in Sontaran uniform and attacking an unseen character.

Confirmed Cast:  Michael Jenn as Clarence, Richard E. Grant as Dr. Simeon, Dan Starkey as Strax, Catrin Stewart as Jenny, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra

More information will be added as it becomes known Smiley
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