‘Doctor Who’ to feature dinosaurs, Western episode
Trollface Moffat is at it again. This is going to be some Lets Kill Hitler/Terra Nova bullshit, I can see it now. I’ll take a drink for every dinosaur we get to see on screen- I expect to remain pretty darn sober.
Steven Moffat has revealed the titles and details of episodes two and three of the new series of Doctor Who (aye, revealed it to the last 3 fans on the face of the earth who hadn’t read it weeks beforehand).
Speaking at San Diego’s Comic-Con, the sci-fi show’s showrunner announced that dinosaurs would provide an obstacle to Matt Smith’s Doctor and the Ponds in episode two of series seven. The title of the episode is ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’ (dun dun DUN. When did announcing episode titles become a thing? When did they realise the hype machine can never be turned off, it must always be fed no matter how small the mouthful?).
“‘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,” said Moffat (Trollface Moffat, quietly laughing to himself- “Haha, the dinosaurs will be OLD PEOPLE! Geddit?! They’ll never see that twist coming! Ha, take that RTD, I am a genius!”. Or not. But it will be lame, I guarantee).
“We took one look at Chris Chibnall’s brilliant script and said to ourselves, ‘We’re going to need a bigger corridor’.” (Bigger corridors you say? Gosh, sign me up now I can hardly wait…). Fast Show comic Mark Williams and Sherlock actor Rupert Graves will appear in the dino-episode (OK, Rupert Graves I am on board with no matter how bad the trolling is. He is definitely my division.)
Commenting on Toby Whithouse-penned episode three ‘A Town Called Mercy’, Moffat said: “It 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.” (Toby Whithouse IS a good writer. This episode is the one to be excited about so far).
Moffat also spoke for the first time about the series premiere ‘Asylum of the Daleks’, commenting: “It’s ‘wow’. It’s lots and lots and lots of Daleks. It’s what we all see when we close our eyes in our TARDIS-wallpapered bedrooms. More Daleks than you’ve ever seen in one place.” (Even more than in Season 3 episode ‘Doomsday’ in which the entire Dalek nation is unleashed from the Void-ship upon an unprotected Earth? MORE Daleks than the entire Dalek nation you say Moffat? Bullshit. Even the Doctor can’t fiddle those numbers, no matter how much wibbly-wobbly he applies).
The new series of Doctor Who will air in the US and UK in mid-August. The first screening of ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ will be at the London BFI on August 14.
Source: Digital Spy, with running commentary from Neon Dreams Original Opinion!