Press Launch Reaction

So the roller-coaster of build-up to nu-Who has reached the top of the initial climb and is all ready to take us on another crazy ride thanks to the Press Launch, held last night at London’s Olympia, home to the Doctor Who Experience. The main emotions running through the infrastructure here at Fazzinchi Towers were, firstly, excitement, and secondly, jealousy. There are a whole bunch of people out there in the real world who have seen “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon” (as episodes 1 and 2 are entitled). It is safe to say that many of those people, courtesy of largely spoiler-free reviews, are absolutely raving about it.

While Twitter was alive with the chatter from over-excited journos and special guests, it was the more subdued Press Release from the BBC that signalled the lifting of the embargo on much of the news. As well as releasing the second of its official promo pics (above), the official website also carried a nice little interview with The Boss, with promises of more to follow. A more comprehensive set of pics are also now doing the rounds, as seen here on Digital Spy. Elsewhere, the BBC Entertainment section features a nice little video of the event, The Guardian also promises us the “scariest and darkest” series yet, the ever-supportive Radio Times features a glowing preview, and the slightly more spoilerific Pop Culture gives us the episode synopses.

Some of the Twitter chatter, courtesy of @LizoMzimba, revealed that episode 7’s title is to be “A Good Man Goes to War”. This means, if my calculations are correct, that all bar one of the first 7 episodes of the year (before the mid-season break), now have confirmed titles….

  1. The Impossible Astronaut
  2. Day of the Moon
  3. TBC
  4. The Doctor’s Wife
  5. The Rebel Flesh
  6. Gangers
  7. A Good Man Goes to War

Given what River said (in the Angels two-parter last year) about once killing a good man, this fills me with fannish delight.

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