The Ood, the Room and Time Lords

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Attendees at this year’s WonderCon in San Francisco were lucky enough to get to see two clips from Doctor Who Series 6. Thankfully the guys at io9 have detailed exactly what they saw for those of us that didn’t get a chance.

The clip from the first episode, The Impossible Astronaut:

Mark Sheppard’s character, Delaware, is drinking in a bar when he gets recruited for a government mission. Delaware has left the FBI but President Nixon wants him for a secret mission. “You were my second choice for this mission,” Nixon tells Delaware. “That’s all right,” Delaware replies. “You were my second choice for president.” And meanwhile, in the TARDIS, River Song is telling the Doctor and friends about Delaware and his mission.

And a very interesting clip from The Doctor’s Wife (episode 4) is described:

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are on the spaceship graveyard planet, meeting a group of four or five people — including an Ood. Amy is alarmed by the Ood, but the Doctor tells her not to be scared. The Ood has a broken speech globe, but the Doctor repairs it — at which point, a babble of weird voices comes out until it shuts off. The Doctor is incredibly freaked out, and starts asking who else is there. Just The House, explains the older woman in the group of natives. They’re inside The House and standing on it — the whole planet is The Room. The Doctor can meet The House if he likes. The Doctor is very eager to do so — and Amy asks what those voices were. “Time Lords,” the Doctor explains. Near here someplace, there are “lots and lots of Time Lords.”

So apart from that minor revelation, we also know that the green-eyed Ood is from episode 4 and so is that strange corridor where Amy gets into trouble.

Assignmentx also reported on another couple of interesting bits from the panel. Writer Neil Gaiman curiously said his episode is “almost River free”. And it also confirms guest stars Adrian Schiller as Uncle and Elizabeth Berrington as Auntie who look after the junkyard planet. Michael Sheen is playing The House.

Meanwhile, Mark Sheppard confirmed his his real-life father, William Morgan Sheppard, is playing an older version of his character in The Impossible Astronaut.