By, Heather Maloney
One of biggest questions in fandom right now is when the next series of “Doctor Who” will begin. Whovians are scouring the internet for clues and using their detective skills to try to figure it all out. With the last episode of “Doctor Who” airing on Christmas, the much anticipated Series Seven has become the premiere date that no one wants to miss.
Clues So Far
The new trailer says “New Season Coming This Fall”. As it has been announced by BBC, Series Seven will be split between fall and spring.
The DVD and Blu-Ray set for the first portion of Series Seven will be released on November 12, 2012 in the United Kingdom. Since this portion will consist of five episodes, it can be deduced that the show cannot begin after October 13, 2012
Matt Smith announced at San Diego Comic Con that “Doctor Who” would begin in August. While this is looking to have changed, this does give the impression that it will begin at the beginning of September.
The first episode “Asylum of the Daleks” will be premiered on August 14 at London’s BFI Southbank.
BBC America is showing four specials leading up to the first episode of Series Seven. The specials are “The Science of Doctor Who”, “The Women of Doctor Who”, “The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who” and “The Destinations of Doctor Who”. The specials are airing every Saturday night beginning August 4 and ending on August 25. This would seem to hint that the first episode will air the weekend after.
BBC America’s online schedule has been posted for August 25 without a new episode listed; however there is also an odd hole on September 1 in the “Doctor Who” time slot. This was first pointed out on a recent Radio Free Skaro Episode titled “Wareing Thin”. The ‘Three Who Rule’, noticed the discrepancy in the schedule and concluded that September 1 seems promising. Make sure to check out the podcast.
While at first the pieces do not seem to fit, many of them are pointing to September 1, 2012. Even though the exact airdate has not yet been released, one thing is certain; it is not far away.