If this is true, and it makes sense, we will not have new episodes til around November this year, in time for the 49th anniversary.
Production has begun, with work on episode 2 and 3 proceeding at a good pace, even though Matt Smith has said they’ll film through December. Little is known about the structure of this season, though anyone can probably infer a few things that have become public information. What is known is that there will be 14 episodes, but they’re probably going to be split over 2012-13 TV season. Speculation is the show will return in mid-November and air the final 4 episodes that involve Amy and Rory, and then air the fifth episode, the traditional Christmas Special on, well Christmas. After that, what happens to the back nine is unknown. Theoretically, they can begin airing in early to mid-January and air through early to mid-March 2013, just as the 8th series–the Golden Anniversary season- begins filming. But we’ll not know fully for months on what the BBC’s intention is on the broadcast schedule.
We know that two villains from TOS are supposed to appear, with rumors still persisting that they’re the Yeti and the Ice Warriors.
One other tenacious speculation that seems not to be going away is that Sophia Myles, who turned a marvelous performance as Madame de Pompadour in 2006 episode The Girl in the Fireplace, will be the new companion.
Now, it’s being reported that Myles is –coincidently- also in Spain while the crew is filming there.
I THINK HE IS GOING AND IS NOW TRYING TO BACKTRACK.
This update comes via Doctor Who TV, who report on an interview Smith gave to promote the upcoming release of the sixth season DVD. Despite the role involving a strenuous schedule, Smith says he loves the role of the Doctor and doesn’t plan on leaving it anytime soon. Smith says,
“I feel very lucky. In the current climate for actors, I’d never say, ‘This is too much’ — quite the opposite, in fact. I’d say, ‘Bring it on’.”
What a self obsessed slut I am. Thank the Gods. Think this year for my b’day, shall post stuff that is still around me every day. Fuck, that makes no sense, how shit faced am I?????
Miss BSG everyday.
So glad Prince is all over Youtube now. He lost that battle.