Doctor Who Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as Amy and Rory in The Impossible Astronaut

Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Scott Varnham

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Moffat Talks Pond Departure

Lord knows the runners of Doctor Who have discovered that it’s better to drip feed information to fans with the aim of keeping them excited than telling them everything all at once.

So it probably won’t surprise you that Steven Moffat has allowed a tiny bit of information to leak about certain events in Series 7 in an interview with the Huffington Post.

Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as Amy and Rory in The Impossible Astronaut

"We're not in episode 7, are we?"

Those of a spoiler-hating disposition be warned: there are some small spoilers here. Nothing major but if you’ve deliberately not been following the information on Series 7 then this may come as a slight shock, so now would be a good time to shut this tab and do something else.

Not really a spoiler

Amy and Rory are leaving in Episode 5 of the new series.

Now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s proceed to the real nitty-gritty. The interview didn’t provide much in the way of new information but did throw up some interesting quotes, such as:

HP: And both Ponds are going at the same time? 
Moffat: Yes, both the Ponds are going. They’d have to go together, wouldn’t they? You could never have one Pond without the other.

Indeed not, because it’d just be the first few episodes of Series Fnarg 5 again. When asked about his plans for the 50th anniversary and whether he felt there was a lot to live up to with the next series, he said:

Yes, we’ve got big exciting things coming and we’re always trying to work out how to get Episode 7 coverage in the newspapers. Obviously Episode 1 will [be written about], but how do you make that one a must-see?

Cramming the first episode with every Dalek ever sounds like a plan, eh Moff? And I’m one of these spoiler-phobes that I mentioned earlier, so I’ve got no idea what the seventh episode entails and why it’s so newsworthy.

I guess I’ll find out when they air, eh? If you’ve any sense, you will too.

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2 Responses to Moffat Talks Pond Departure

  1. avatar Paul Bines says:

    Episode 7 is the halfway point for the series, and usually shows a dip in audience figures, something The Moff handled in S6 by having the break before episode 7 “Let’s Kill Hitler”.

  2. avatar Solonor says:

    Well, if the 6th is the Christmas special, then the 7th would be the first one in the 50th anniversary year. I guess he sees it as the true kickoff of the celbration (hopefully not that it won’t be broadcast until the actual anniversary in November!).

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