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We’re into the final stretch, Doctor Who returns with the second half of its seventh season in less than 24 hours! How have you been holding up? Did you enjoy our Doctor Who fan art compilation? What did you think of The Eleven Best Episodes From The Eleventh Doctor, Part 1? Well, we hope you liked them, we did it all for you. We’re even running a contest where you could win a Doctor Who Companion Prize Pack!

The first part of our best episodes list covered Season 5, Matt Smith‘s first season, and what I still consider to be one of the finest seasons of Doctor Who, ever. From here on out the picks for our will be pulled from Seasons 6 and 7A, which I’ll admit are a trickier bunch to choose from. It was only a matter of time before the Moffat Era of Who would begin hitting a few bumps along the way. But that’s not to suggest there aren’t some simply spectacular episodes of Doctor Who yet to come! Hit the jump for more of the Eleventh Doctor’s best episodes. Come along, Ponds!

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We all know that Amy and Rory Pond, The Doctor’s faithful companions these last few years, are taking their curtain call in the seventh series of Doctor Who this fall, but it seems that showrunner Steven Moffat is changing the details of Amy and Rory’s last ride in the TARDIS in the season’s fifth episode.

Already understood to be a “heartbreaking” finale, Moffat told Digital Spy that he had a second thought as to how it was heartbreaking while writing it. “I completely changed the ending as I was writing it, thinking ‘No, I’ve got it wrong… I’m on the wrong emphasis’ – but it’s a good one and it’s properly emotional,” he said.

But how did the actors feel about it?

“I instantly phoned Matt [when I read the episode] and I was crying and laughing hysterically,” said Amy Pond portrayer Karen Gillan, “because it’s so good!”

Arthur Darvill, AKA: Rory Williams-Pond, added, ”It was like getting the last chapter of the best book you’ve ever read and being really surprised by the ending… and really satisfied. It was pretty emotional.”

As for The Doctor himself, Matt Smith, he says, ”I was very moved, very moved indeed, because not only is it two characters that I love, it’s two actors that I love working with. To see them go – and I think go so beautifully… it’s moving.”

Anxious Who fans can’t wait to see how moving. Or maybe we can…

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We’ve been getting a lot of spy photos from the in-production seventh season of Doctor Who – from the coast of Spain to the streets of New York – but these may the most ominous yet. Hit back on your browser now if you do not want to be spoiled because these pictures, from the Who set in Wales, bare some really ominous undertones.

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So yes, these pictures feature The Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and River Song (Alex Kingston) at a graveyard, and Mr Pond, Rory (Arthur Darvill), is nowhere to be seen. What is going on?! Snoop through these pics courtesy of a paparazzo from The Daily Mail (more pictures are over at The Sun) to see for yourself.

Are you now scared for Rory? Or has his constant, repeated deaths been laying the groundwork for this all along?

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Yes, fans: Spoilers… But it seems that everyone’s favorite Doctor’s wife is coming back for the currently shooting seventh season of Doctor Who.

The production is right now state-side in New York City to shoot scenes for the fifth episode, which will feature the return of Doctor/Professor River Song, the time traveling archeologist/bad girl/wife of The Doctor/ and grown child of Amy and Rory Pond. A casting call was apparently sent out for a photo double for River Song portrayer Alex Kingston in order to shoot, amongst other things, a driving scene.

So what’s River doing in the Big Apple? There is an interesting River Song-New York connection previously shown on the series, as it was the place young River regenerated in “Day of the Moon,” second episode of the sixth series. Could this have something to do with the stop over in the Five Burroughs? More importantly, how does River play into the departure of Rory and Amy, because, as I’m sure you already know, episode five is their last.

Doctor Who premieres later this year on BBC America.

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Yes, it’s a  homemade Ghostbusters Pillow Proton Pack from etsy seller, JezebelRose. Just in time for back to school! Except, hmm, I’m not sure it can actually carry any of your books. If you buy the additional Ghost Trap though, you could, uh, carry your ghosts with you. (Nerd Approved)

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We have less then four weeks until the second half of Doctor Who series 6 hits the airwaves, but the first promotional picture has hit the who-niverse. It does turn into a bit of a mindfuck though, with not one, not two but 3 Ponds in one shot. Somebody pinch me.

From left to right we have a Silent, Rory, a Pond, The Doctor, a Pond  and… another Pond? Knowing how smart (and crazy) some Doctor Who fans can be someone will more then likely figure out why this shot takes place in a desert with lightening and a pyramid.

Check out the full size shot after the jump
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