The main man Steven “The Grand Moff” Moffat has given fans an insight in to the monsters and adventures that we can expect from Doctor Who Series 7b, which kicks off on BBC One and BBC America on March 30th.
There are many places to start, but what is interesting is the contemporary setting of The Bells of Saint John – a rarity in the Moffat era.
As you can see, the movie theme is being continued throughout this half of the run. Moffat is keen to point out what other big delights are in store. After all, it is the 50th anniversary year!
We try to make every year the biggest possible, but when you see that big, glittering 50 hanging above you, you start trying even harder. I’ve been a fan all by my life and I know we have to deliver!
All the talk has of course been about the returning Ice Warriors and the Cybermen – but there are plenty of other threats for the Doctor to be wary of.
Introducing Clara for the third time, The Bells of Saint John finally lets the viewer discover her once again with the Doctor – but The Grant Moff isn’t giving anything away here. He is keen to point out, however, that Jenna-Louise Coleman’s casting sort of worked itself out.
[Concerning Clara]You’ve sort of met her, but you sort of haven’t. The same shed load of attitude you saw before, the same rapid-fire banter with the Doctor, but this time she’s living in modern London with no memory of the Time Lord!
It’s all new for the Doctor – this time the greatest mystery in the universe is standing right next to him!