And he’s racing!
Barely pausing for breath, everyone’s favourite Doctor is off and running, or rather riding – on a motorbike no less – with new companion Clare in tow, all across modern London in a desperate race to save mankind from yet another menacing enemy.
In “The Bells of Saint John” (the poster for which has just been released), a high octane thriller of an episode which kicks off the second half of season 7 in fine style on March 30, the Doctor and Clara have to track down and stop an ancient foe, the Spoonheads, mysterious creatures who are lurking in the WiFi, and seizing and imprisoning people’s minds at will.
When Clara falls prey to their nefarious schemes, it’s up the Doctor, who looks even more dashing than usual to get to the bottom of it all and stop mankind from being taken over from the inside out.
It’s a clever play on the zombie-esque nature of our online world where people are more apt to give time to their devices and apps than the people around them, and it makes you wonder if something is actually in there ready to get us?
Or maybe … cue menacing music … they already have.
Not to worry – the Doctor will save us!
That’s if he’s not busy visiting “The Rings of Akhaten” (episode 7) …
SYNOPSIS: Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
… or caught in the middle of the “Cold War” (episode 8) …
SYNOPSIS: The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!
… or forced to search for an enemy who seems to “Hide” (episode 9) everywhere …
* Check out this interesting article from The Guardian on the second half of season 7.