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Series 7: Part 2 Filming Spoilers

Pic credit: Gareth Bundy

Last night the Doctor Who Who production team were back in Cardiff filming scenes believed to be for the opening episode of the second half of Series 7. Some interesting new plot details were revealed.

This post contains spoilers. Read on at your own risk.

On set were Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman who shot a lengthy scene outside a house.

Pic credit: Gareth Bundy

Filming revealed that the episode is set on present day Earth with the main plot is centred around “something living in the wifi” which is feeding on humans. This “sentient Twitter” as the Doctor puts it, harvests human minds and also has the power to project an image from your subconscious.

The other major implication of the scene suggests that the Doctor is bumping into different versions of the new companion throughout time. The Clara he meets here in on modern day Earth does not appear to be the same Clara he meets in Victorian times in the Xmas special. This Clara doesn’t even know what the TARDIS is!

A video of the Doctor telling Clara to get into the TARDIS.

There was also this interesting looking robot on set, which the Doctor investigated.

Pic credit: Gareth Bundy

A video of the full scene (thanks to Simon Watkins):

Dialogue from the scene (Thanks to Gareth Bundy for transcript):

Doctor: I like your house!
Clara: It’s not mine -- I just work there.
Doctor: Oh, yes! You look after the children, you’re a governess! Just like -- Um. Just like…
Clara: Just like what?
Doctor: Just like I thought you would be … ! But this isn’t exactly a career choice, why here?
Clara: Well, my Mum died, I had no ties, no plans, so why not?
Doctor: People always have plans.
Clara: What’s your plan?
Doctor: It’s the internet. Wifi. There’s wifi everywhere around us. We are living in a wifi soup. But, imagine. If there was something in it. Something living in the wifi. Harvesting human minds, copying them, editing them. A million souls, trapped like flies in the World Wide Web, all crying out.
Clara: Isn’t that basically Twitter?
Doctor: Yes. Sentient Twitter! Hold on… (inaudible) … And you just made a joke about Twitter?!

[Something happens behind them]

Clara: Is it the wifi? Is the wifi switching the lights on?
Doctor: No, the people are switching on the lights. The wifi is switching on the people!
Doctor: You and me -- in the box! Now!
Clara: What? Together? Why?
Doctor: You’ll understand once we’re inside.
Clara: I bet I will!
Doctor: [shocked] Clara! Please!
Clara: Why do you have a box anyway? What’s in there?
Doctor: Clara! … [whispers] Clara, look… behind you!

BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. [Director shouts this, as The Doctor and Clara look to different areas. A shadowed man is standing in the distance.]

Clara: What are they?
Doctor: A walking base station. You saw it earlier.
Clara: I saw a little girl.
Doctor: Of course! Active camouflage! They drew an image from your subconscious and bounced it right back at you! … In the box, now!

Step back in time...

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