So that’s why they call New York the city that never sleeps …
As Doctor Who viewers brace themselves for Amy and Rory’s swansong, the BBC have released a number of trailers ahead of Saturday’s episode, which was shot on location in New York City.
Say hello sweetie to River Song (Alex Kingston) as the Doctor and his companions face off against the Weeping Angels.
Steven Moffat wrote “The Angels take Manhattan” and, judging from the trailers, it promises to live up to what he told me about Series/Season 7 back in March 2012: “There’ll be utter heartbreaking tragedy to knock about, silly fun … But if you’re laughing one minute, expect to be crying in five minutes.”
The cast had their first read-through of “The Angels Take Manhattan” the night before I interviewed Matt Smith and Karen Gillan at WhoCon, and Gillan especially was very moved by the manner of the Ponds’ departure.
She wouldn’t tell me exactly what happens to Amy (natch), but said “I want her to go out in all her sort of glory.”
The trailers have echoes of the classic David Tennant–Carey Mulligan episode “Blink,” which saw the first outing of the Weeping Angels. Check out the way Amy seems to be reading or writing a letter a la Kathy Nightingale.
One fanmade trailer caught my eye. Made by angelsblink2, it is a superb piece of editing and scoring. Watch it and remember all the best bits of the Matt Smith–Karen Gillan—Arthur Darvill triumvirate. (And yes, don’t they look young?)
So here’s the BBC1 trailer:
And here’s the BBC America trailer:
Doctor Who Series 7 airs in the UK on Saturdays on BBC1 (transmission times keep changing so check local listings).
Doctor Who Season 7 airs in the US on Saturdays, 9pm ET on BBC America.
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