Published on April 9th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley
Is the Statue of Liberty a Weeping Angel?!
Well, speculation mainly – and then a little bit of spoilerific material, cleverly hidden away so that you don’t read it accidentally.
First of all, let’s take what we know about Doctor Who Series 7′s big event, the departure of Amy and Rory. As confirmed at the Doctor Who Convention by Steven Moffat, the TARDIS travellers will face the Weeping Angels, someone will die, and the whole shebang will take place in New York.
Those Weeping Angels, the quantum-locked statues, cleverly feed on the time differential when they touch someone who is then thrown back in time.
And what is the most observed statue in the world?
That’s right. The Statue of Liberty, which previously featured in a plate shot in the early scenes of Daleks in Manhattan. Now, this is purely speculation, but what if…? After all, it’s a very good reason to shoot Doctor Who in New York.
Filming has already begun on this episode/episodes, with recent shooting taking place in Wales prior to be big money shots over in New York city; shooting their should begin this week.
In other New York news, meanwhile, there are indications that one Rory Williams might want to pack a razor for his next trip in the TARDIS.
[spoiler ] DoctorWhoTV reports that the character could find himself a victim of the Weeping Angels, and be sent back in time. Given that the episode(s) is already reported to take place in the past, rescuing Rory could result in quite a bit of work for the Doctor and Amy to overcome…