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Published on March 16th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

Wild Wild Spain!

Filming continues this week on Doctor Who’s western episode, which sees the Last of the Time Lords and his friends Amy and Rory getting themselves into a spot of bother in the Wild West, possibly with a half human half robot.

The website for Spanish newspaper El Almeria has reported on some of the behind the scenes activity that has taken place during the creation of “the third chapter of the next season”, this is a Google translation of the paper but it still sounds quite epic!

Around 30 extras waited in the sun for their turn to appear on screen in the episode (which may or may not be called Gunslingers or Gun Slingers) as the weather held out for a sunny days filming. Measures are apparently being taken to ensure that this episode has the same appearance as classic western films to give it a more grandiose feel.

What will the finished product be like? We can only salivate at the prospect but if the last two years’ worth of Doctor Who are anything to go by, we’re all in for an exceptionally exciting episode. And what would you expect from, and we’re quoting the Google translation here not what is actually being said, the “science fiction series of longer duration”?

Well, quite.


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5 Responses to Wild Wild Spain!

  1. avatar Philip Bates says:

    Think this one’s by Toby Whithouse, not the Moff. :)

    Nicely enticing article though.

    • Yes I think you’re right, best change that – my addition, Mez is completely exonerated!

  2. avatar Krumstets says:

    They seem to be spending a lot of time over there. Iwonder if this episode will be longer than 45 mins ?

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      I think an episode takes about 4-6 weeks to shoot. Though I might be making this up. Maybe this one’s just more on-location than we’re used to?

      But I love the idea of longer eps. :D

      • avatar Philip Bates says:

        Think filming in Spain concluded on Thursday.

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