In an interview with SFX, "Doctor Who" mastermind Steven Moffat let slip some details about the second half of season 7 airing next year. Moffat told the mag that the new eps will be cinematic in scope, all one-shot stories, and according to Moffat, there won't be a dime left in the piggy bank...which as it turns out is bigger on the inside.
...there isn’t the budget-saver episode. I don’t know how we’ve done this. Possibly we’ll find out at the end when we’ll have no money left and will have to go to prison…
In addition to Neil Gaiman's eagerly-anticipated Cybermen romp, vaguely Moffat ran down the plots of season 7.2:
We have Doctor Who taking on the modern urban thriller, which is not very much like anyone else’s modern urban thriller!
We’ve got your base-under-siege story in a new way.
We’ve gone all-out to give you a fantastic alien planet, which is looking absolutely amazing.
We’ve got a cracking ghost story, a really cracking ghost story.
You’re going to see 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS', with more of the TARDIS than you’ve ever seen before.
We’ve got Diana Rigg and junior Diana Rigg in an absolutely mental story by Mark Gatiss – all period drama will pale next to this monstrosity of nonsense! It’s absolutely glorious. You’ll watch other period dramas and say ‘When are they going to do the scary bit?’
And then there’s the finale, which has got some serious fanboy-pleasing going on in it. My aim for it – which I’m about to humiliate myself at the tone meeting by saying – is to have slightly more than you think could possibly happen in one episode. Slightly more treats than you think you could be allowed…
"...slightly more than you think could possibly happen in one episode..." Yikes...in a good way.
"Doctor Who" returns to BBC America with a Christmas Special entitled "The Snowmen" on December 25. Season 7.2 hits in 2013.