Doctor Who, The Angels Take Manhattan: Trailers

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.

The Weeping Angels at WhoCon

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 GillanArthur 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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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Talks Season 7

At the first official Doctor Who Convention of the new era in late March 2012 in Wales, stars and creators, including showrunner Steven Moffat and executive producer Caroline Skinner, gathered to give Whovians updates on all things TARDIS.

Teasing the upcoming Season 7 Moffat told reporters: “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.”

But Moffat generally adhered to his spoiler-averse reputation and stuck to his maxim of, “If you want to know what happens in Doctor Who, watch it!” However, both he and Skinner were more forthcoming in panel sessions where they and more members of the “Doctor Who” cast and crew took questions from attendees.

And, in a masterstroke that underlined the value they place on the knowledgeable and engaging Whovians, the pair even presented the world premiere of the Season 7 teaser trailer during a panel session when many reporters were sequestered away in another room.

What did Moffat have to say about new spin-off shows? Is there any chance of a Sherlock and Doctor Who crossover? What big-name U.S. star would the casting director really like to head to Who? And just what does Moffat make of Community’s Doctor Who spoof, Inspector Spacetime? Find out below!

Here’s what I was able to get straight from The Moff’s mouth for HuffPostTV:

Doctor Who: Matt Smith Not Leaving!

With Doctor Who 7 looming (huzzah) it seems like a good time to revisit the past ahead of what promises to be a tumultuous season.

Back in March 2012 I had the pleasure of interviewing Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan for The Huffington Post.

I sat down with them at the frankly awesome Doctor Who Convention in Cardiff, Wales on March 24 and 25 to talk about all things Whovian.

Smith chatted about his future as the Eleventh Doctor, the timing and manner of Amy and Rory’s departure in Season 7, and what he would like to do next. Plus, he revealed the cast’s nickname for Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.

The stars weighed in on the Doctor’s new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and Smith threw down the gauntlet to Who wannabe, Helen Mirren. Click over to HuffPostTV for all of the scoop.