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Doctor Who Series 7 Update

Episodes 2 and 3 get titles

By Robert T. Trate     July 27, 2012
Source: BBC

More exciting information is beginning to emerge about the new series. It’s been revealed that episode two will be called "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", with episode three confirmed as "A Town Called Mercy".
The official press release went on:
Requiring one of the largest sets to date to house the prehistoric creatures, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" will follow the equally epic "Asylum of the Daleks", which kicks-off the show’s highly anticipated return to BBC ONE in the autumn.
Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy and Arthur Darvill as Rory, the episode will also co-star Mark Williams from "The Fast Show" as Rory’s dad, Brian, and Rupert Graves from Sherlock. "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" was written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein.
The BBC also confirmed today that episode three, filmed on location in Spain, will be a western entitled "A Town Called Mercy". Written by Toby Whithouse and again directed by Saul Metzstein, the episode co-stars Adrian Scarborough and Ben Browder (Farscape).
Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, said: “'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."
Both episodes were shot earlier this year and the show returns with a run of five followed by the Christmas special plus a further eight episodes in 2013. We’ll be bringing you all the latest news as it’s confirmed.

Doctor Who Series/ Season 7 starts August 25th, 2012. Mania will be providing reviews of Series/ Season 7.

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ObiWannaJones 7/27/2012 5:59:31 AM

Looking forward to more fantastic Dr. Who.  This is one "reboot" that has been well worth it. 

Pendragon0 7/27/2012 6:27:06 AM

So if you're shooting the 'Iconic American story'...maybe you should shoot it in the American Southwest?

 

Wyldstaar 7/27/2012 6:46:18 AM

I read yesterday that Matt Smith doesn't plan to hang around long enough in the role of The Doctor to be in the big movie that's in the works.  A shame, really.  From what he was saying, it sounds as though he would like to do the movie.  He just doesn't want to have to stay on the show for another four or five years, and that's how long he expects the movie to take before it gets going.

wrrlykam 7/27/2012 1:39:02 PM

Heard that Mary Tamm who played Romana during Tom Baker's stint as Doctor had die on the 26th.

wrrlykam 7/27/2012 2:37:11 PM

@Pendragon0 - Do you mean shoot it in the American Southwest as they did with famous westerns such as :  "The Magnificent Seven", "A Fistful of Dollars" , "For a Few Dollars More" , "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "Death Rides a Horse", "Once Upon a Time in the West", "The Valley of Gwangi", "El Cóndor", "The Deserter", "Hannie Caulder", and dozens of films shot in italian and dubbed into english for the US market.

All of these were filmed in Almería, Spain. And Almeria is where the episode was filmed  . . . just like the above films. I think Moffatt was using IRONY .

redhairs99 7/27/2012 3:29:55 PM

Can't wait for new WHO!

SPOILERS

 

Especially once Amy Pond is off the show!!

Pendragon0 7/27/2012 4:56:42 PM

About three seconds after I posted I thought about every Sergio Lione film ever made, so in that regard, Touche.  But unless I am completely insane, The Magnificent Seven was shot in MEXICO.  If I'm wrong...I don't think I am...I'll own up to it.

 

Wyldstaar 7/27/2012 5:27:15 PM

You're not wrong Pendragon.  The Magnificent Seven was shot in Mexico.  That's why all of the pesants are wearing clean white clothes.  The representative from Mexico that was overseeing the shoot insisted that the Mexicans appearing in the film not be portrayed as being dirty.  The fact that they were all meant to be farmers who toiled away in the dirt every day wasn't relevant.

whiteandnerdy75 7/27/2012 9:54:50 PM

Go Wrrlykam and Wyldstaar...

wrrlykam 7/28/2012 12:38:22 AM

Ah. yes you are both correct. My Almería location source for TM7 had incorrectly claimed it, but as you rightly say it was filmed in Mexico.

IMDB clearly lists the studio and outside locations. My bad on that one for not cross checking the location for that film. I will now go out and shoot my current source and flagellate my self with a copy of Variety. ;)

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