In case you didn’t intuit by the colorfully apocalyptic looking official new pic from “Doctor Who” Season 7 above, the upcoming season for the British sci-fi show will also mark the final season for current Who companion Amy Pond (played by Scottish lass Karen Gillan). And, we assume, her main squeeze Rory (Arthur Darvill) as well, since you can’t really have one without the other. It just wouldn’t be right.
Here’s what the BBC have to say about the upcoming season:
The new season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill making their final rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor (Matt Smith). Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) have been at the Doctor’s side for more than two seasons but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?
New guest stars so far confirmed to star will include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams. Season 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend – the recently-announced new companion, played by Jenna-Louse Coleman. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year.
Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.
The good time-travelin’ doctor kicks off the fun on August 25, 2012 with the obviously Daleks-heavy episode “Asylum of the Daleks”. Then we can assume alien cowboys, dinosaurs on spaceships, and giant robot thingies in caves are next up for the Doctor and the Ponds.
Until then, feast on the new trailer for “Doctor Who” Season 7:
And in case you missed it, here’s the first trailer. Do take note of the guest spot by Ben Browder (of “Farscape” fame) around the 30-second mark: