This week we speculate on what lies in store for our favorite Timelord in the upcoming series 7B. On a side note, we’re fully embracing the new year and are looking at some big changes coming up. Give us some feedback to let us know what you most want to see change, added, or reworked.

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706. The Bells of Saint John (TBC)

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Colm McCarthy. The 2013 opener is set on present day Earth with the main plot 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. Guest starring: Celia Imrie, Fady Elsayed (Nabile), Dan Li (Alexei Chen), Sean Knopp (John), James Green (The Abbott)

707. The Rings of Akhaten (TBC)

Written by Neil Cross. Directed by Farren Blackburn. First Assistant Director David Mack’s CV listed the episode title as The Rings of Akhaten, possibly pointing to another Egyptian theme. “Akhenaten” was an Egyptian Pharaoh and the husband of Queen Nefertiti. However, filming reports from the episode reveal that some of the story is set in the 1980′s.

708. The Cold War (TBC) Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Described as a “base under-siege” episode involving lots of water. Rumoured deep sea adventure set on a submarine. According a Daily Star rumour, the Ice warriors will return. Gatiss originally revealed his first of two episodes contained the words ‘meat’, ‘klaxon’ and ‘Vienna’. Guest Starring: David Warner, Liam Cunningham, Josh O’Connor (Piotr), James Norton (Onejin)

709. The Hider in the House or Phantoms of the Hex (TBC)

Written By Neil Cross. Directed by Jamie Payne. Guest star Jessica Raine’s CV stated the story title is Phantoms of the Hex, while Mike Southon has it down as The Hider in the House. The story appears to be another historical. Guest starring: Dougray Scott (Professor), Jessica Raine (Emma Grayling), Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Hila Tacorian)

710. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Written by Steve Thompson. Directed by Mat King. TARDIS-heavy story. Ashley Walters plays one of a trio of brothers, an intergalactic salvage crew. Guest starring: Ashley Walters (Van Baalen), Mark Oliver (Bram Van Baalen), Jahvel Hall (Tricky Van Baalen)

711. The Crimson Horror (TBC)

Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Saul Metzstein. The episode is set in a strange 19th century village called Sweetville. The Doctor investigates when people start going missing in a factory that is run by the mysterious Winifred Gillyflower (Diana Rigg). Also features the second appearance this series of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax from A Good Man Goes To War. Guest starring Diana Rigg (Winifred Gillyflower), Rachael Stirling, Brendan Patricks (Edmund/Jeremiah), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny), Dan Starkey (Strax)

712. The Last Cyberman (TBC)

Written by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Stephen Wolfenden. Confirmed to feature redesigned Cybermen. Part of the story is set in an abandoned theme park called Hedgewick’s World.Guest starring: Warwick Davis (Porridge), Tamzin Outhwaite (Capt. Alice), Jason Watkins (Mr Webley), Calvin Dean (Ha-Ha), Will Merrick (Brains) Zahra Ahmadi (Missy), Eloise Joseph (Beauty) and Eve de Leon Allen.

713. Series 7 Finale Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Saul Metzstein. Guest starring: Alex Kingston (TBC), Michael Jenn (Clarence)


originally posted 1-6-13