With an exclusive trailer and some insights from the episode’s stars, BBC America is helping to build momentum towards what should be one of the most memorable adventures for the Doctor since 2005.
As you should know by now, The Angels Take Manhattan airs at 9/8c on BBC America this Saturday, September 29th, and on BBC One and BBC HD from 7.20 pm.
Below is the BBC America trailer; you’ll find the interviews after the fold…
Steven Moffat on Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill’s departure…
Steven says, “Amy and Rory have been with the Doctor since I took over the show, they’re part of the landscape for me. It was just traumatic to consider a future without them. Amy is everything I admired (and sometimes feared) about strong, clever, reckless women, and Rory is the man I’d like to be – so strong he never has to show it.” He continues, “Karen and Arthur have become friends, and I still can’t get my head round the fact that I’ll never find them on the set again. Brilliant performers and warm and lovely people – the best of the best.”
Matt Smith on saying goodbye to his beloved companions:
“It was terribly sad and I do miss them as they are such great chums,” Matt shares his thoughts on his last days on set with Karen and Arthur. “We knew it was coming, but just didn’t believe it. It is one of those things like when you are on holiday and you suddenly realize it is Friday and you are going home on Monday. But that is what the show is about, evolution and regeneration, and we now have Jenna who is lovely and great.” He continues, “I think I can speak for all of us when I say that the Weeping Angels are one of our favorite monsters. The fact that they don’t speak just makes them crueler. And with the last episode set in New York and to have River back, it all just made sense. I really think, Karen and Arthur go with a bang and tear!”
Karen Gillan on her final farewell:
Karen says, “I always knew that Steven had an ending for Amy Pond and when I met with him a year or so ago it was kind of like, so what are the plans for the character and we both said that she should go at this point. It was such a fantastic mutual decision and completely the right time for Amy to leave. I will miss her, but I can’t wait for fans to see what happens…”
Arthur Darvill on his final episode:
Arthur says, “I was really happy to go out in an episode with the Weeping Angels. They are a relatively new monster, but Steven immediately made them a classic. I think they are one of the scariest villains within Doctor Who and episode 5 is very creepy.”