The Eleventh Hour Timing

Matt Smith as the Eleventh DoctorWow – kudos to Radio Free Skaro for getting their hands on a press release promoting the upcoming series – Steven Moffat’s first – of Doctor Who.

Note that there are no spoilers here, only information included in a press release for promotional purposes – as such if genuine the release carries details that will appear in listings magazines and newspapers.

While there are no other examples of the release in circulation that we’ve seen, its timing is appropriate compared with previous years (possibly to promote upcoming merchandise) – however do treat this release with a pinch of salt until it can be verified with an online release from the BBC.

A new era of Doctor Who begins in Spring 2010. This latest series of the BBC’s flagship drama programme sees Matt Smith’s debut as the new, Eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord alongside a new travelling companion, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).

Together they explore 16th century Venice, France during the 1890s and the United Kingdom in the far future, now an entire nation floating in space.

As always, wherever the Doctor goes, his oldest enemies are never far behind – the Daleks are hatching a new master plan from the heart of war-torn London in the 1940s. But they are not the only strange creatures the Doctor and Amy must face – there are also alien vampires. humanoid reptiles, old enemies such as the Weeping Angels, a Star Whale, and a silent menace that follows Amy and the Doctor around wherever they go…

Interestingly, the first episode – The Eleventh Hour – is 60 minutes long, offering us the seventh Doctor Who episode on the trot that is longer than the standard 45 minutes!

There are so many questions here, but two strike us – what is a “Star Whale”, and is the “silent menace” an ongoing plot throughout the series…?

(Found via SFX)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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