Thanks to the BBC, we’ve had the chance to take a look at Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, the next part of Doctor Who Series 7b. Now, having had such a pleasure, I will know attempt to tell you something without actually spoiling it.
This is a tough call.
There are photos here on Kasterborous (such as the episode image gallery) that are dangerously close to spoilers, moreso than usual.
What usually happens is that the BBC sends images out that are focussed on a particular scene early on in the episode, one that looks intriguing but ultimately isn’t.
This week, things are a little different. At least half of the images are from quite crucial scenes that are also extremely fan pleasing.
In fact, like anything TARDIS related, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS is going to please a lot of fans. While there are no lit roundels (although there are plenty of circles on some walls of the time ship’s bowels) there are many wonderful nods to the past, so much so that I’m really looking forward to seeing it again on Saturday and checking out the resulting comments and Twitter chatter.
This episode might feature low-key guest cast, but they’re good performances and an interesting group of characters. Stephen Thompson’s script is perhaps the closest to a Doctor Who Magazine strip since Gridlock, making this a particularly pleasing television experience.
If you want to find out a little bit more about Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, this week’s podKast features another “Next Week Yes or No” game in which I attempt to answer questions about the episode without giving anything away. It’s fair to say that I’m pretty good at keeping shtum but give it a listen anyway…
All in all, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS is a great addition to the current run of episodes, building on the series’ current momentum and throwing some fantastic new TARDIS facts our way.
(And when I say “fantastic”, I really mean it…)