Yup, just another day hanging out in the TARDIS filming the second half of Doctor Who Series 7. Matt Smith and new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman have been spotted on set in Cardiff as they shot a lengthy scene for the new series. As a heads up, this post will likely contain potential SPOILERS. It’s all speculation and extrapolation of what’s been seen, but still, don’t want to hear anyone crying because they feel Doctor Who is now ruined for them.
In addition to the new set pics there’s been a couple videos capturing the scene as well, here’s a short clip,
And a longer video that captures the entire scene,
Here’s a transcript of the scene’s dialogue,
Doctor: I like your house!
Clara: It’s not mine — I just work there.
Doctor: Oh, yes! You look after the children, you’re a governess! Just like — Um. Just like…
Clara: Just like what?
Doctor: Just like I thought you would be … ! But this isn’t exactly a career choice, why here?
Clara: Well, my Mum died, I had no ties, no plans, so why not?
Doctor: People always have plans.
Clara: What’s your plan?
Doctor: It’s the internet. Wifi. There’s wifi everywhere around us. We are living in a wifi soup. But, imagine. If there was something in it. Something living in the wifi. Harvesting human minds, copying them, editing them. A million souls, trapped like flies in the World Wide Web, all crying out.
Clara: Isn’t that basically Twitter?
Doctor: Yes. Sentient Twitter! Hold on… (inaudible) … And you just made a joke about Twitter?!
[Something happens behind them]
Clara: Is it the wifi? Is the wifi switching the lights on?
Doctor: No, the people are switching on the lights. The wifi is switching on the people!
Doctor: You and me — in the box! Now!
Clara: What? Together? Why?
Doctor: You’ll understand once we’re inside.
Clara: I bet I will!
Doctor: [shocked] Clara! Please!
Clara: Why do you have a box anyway? What’s in there?
Doctor: Clara! … [whispers] Clara, look… behind you!
BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. [Director shouts this, as The Doctor and Clara look to different areas. A shadowed man is standing in the distance.]
Clara: What are they?
Doctor: A walking base station. You saw it earlier.
Clara: I saw a little girl.
Doctor: Of course! Active camouflage! They drew an image from your subconscious and bounced it right back at you! … In the box, now!
What do you think of this scene? The guess is it comes from the first episode of the second half of Series 7, so the first episode after the Christmas special. But what I noticed is it sounds like Clara hasn’t yet been inside the TARDIS. Hmm, we know she’s in the Christmas special and that episode is set in the Victorian era, so how does Oswin– err, I mean Clara get from the past to the present without the TARDIS? Her character is quite the puzzle, isn’t she?
Also heard on set is this bit of dialogue from when The Doctor first appears at her home,
The Doctor: “Clara! Clara! Ha! It’s me. Demonked! I’m wearing sensible clothes! Can I come in?”
Clara: “Where am I? Please tell me. I don’t know where I am. Where am I? Please tell me. I don’t know where I am… [she keeps repeating]“
And the plot thickens. What are your thoughts of The Doctor’s newest companion? Do you think we’ll find out Clara and Oswin are in some way related, or is Steven Moffat just messing with us by including her in that earlier episode? And how does Clara appear in two different times without knowing how she came to the present?
Guess we’ll be waiting to find out when Doctor Who returns in the Christmas special and then continues early next year.