Tantalising Details on Series 7 Clips

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We’re still waiting for the Series 7 clips from Comic-Con to appear online (officially or otherwise). In the meantime we’ll just have to settle for some more tantalising details.

First up, from io9, a really exciting description of the clip shown from the second episode, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship:

We start out with the Doctor in Ancient Egypt, where Nefertiti has fallen in love with him and doesn’t want to let him leave. Then the Doctor gets a sudden alert (like a car horn honking) and so he takes Nefertiti with him — to the future, where a mysterious spaceship is going to crash into Earth.

The Earth defense leader tells the Doctor that if the ship comes within 10,000 kilometers of Earth, they’re going to have to shoot it down — and that’s six hours from now. So the Doctor decides to round up a gang to investigate it.

First, he lands in 1901, where Riddell, a big game hunter on Safari has been waiting ten months for the Doctor to return with some sweets. The big game hunter (played by Rupert Graves from Sherlock) hears that the Doctor has a big adventure afoot, and at first pretends not to be interested in getting dragged in again — but then he quickly relents and goes with the Doctor.

Then we look in on the Ponds, where Rory’s father Brian (played by Mark Williams, aka Arthur Weasley) is fixing a light socket. And then the TARDIS materializes at the worst possible moment — right around Amy, Rory and Brian. The Doctor doesn’t even notice that he’s taken Rory’s dad along for the ride… until they’ve materialized on the mysterious spaceship, and then he yells at Rory for bringing his father without asking first. Because the TARDIS is not a taxi service, etc. etc. Until Rory finally explains that the Doctor materialized around his father, and the Doctor sort of apologizes. And then Rory’s left to explain to his dad that he and Amy didn’t go traveling in Thailand after all… it was a bit further than that.

And then we’re investigating the spaceship, and there are spider webs everywhere — which, as the Doctor says, is unusual in space. Eventually, the Doctor and his “gang” (Riddell, Nefertiti, Rory, Amy and Brian) come to a huge ominous door… which slowly opens, revealing two huge, massive dinosaurs. They look huge and spiky, possibly like stegosauruses. The Doctor tells everybody to run — and they do. But he doesn’t, because he’s too busy staring excitedly at the dinosaurs on a spaceship.

And here’s details for episode 3 (A Town Called Mercy).

The Doctor, Amy and Rory walk into a saloon in the Old West town of Mercy — and it looks like the usual bit where everybody stops playing cards and the piano stops playing, as everyone stares. The Doctor bellies up to the bar and asks for a tea — the strongest possible, with the teabag still in there. The undertaker comes and starts measuring him for a coffin — and then something truly surprising happens. Someone asks the Doctor if he’s an alien.

The Doctor says that it’s all a matter of perspective — from his standpoint, all of them are aliens. But yes, as far as they’re concerned, he is an alien. And they all mob him.