Doctor Who: Official BBC Interviews For “The Power Of Three” and “The Angels Take Manhattan”
The BBC has just issued a whole bunch of official interviews about the last two episodes of Doctor Who series 7.1. Mildly spoilery… you have been warned!
NOTE: We have combined the BBC interview with “The Power Of Three Writer” Chris Chibnall with our own exclusive interview with him here.
Steven Moffat teases us with an insight into what to expect from the Ponds departure in “The Angels Take Manhattan.”
What can you tell us about this episode?
“There will be tragedy and there will be Weeping Angels. It is a heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory. We see the Doctor and his little Amelia Pond race through the streets of Manhattan to save Rory with help along the way as River Song charges back on to our screens, just in time to say goodbye.”
Why did you decide to set this episode in New York and to bring back the Weeping Angels?
There was something about the Weeping Angels and New York that just seemed to make sense to me. And I thought of the story for this episode while in New York. It’s always good to find a new form for them and we’ve got little cherubs this time. I had loads of ideas for the Weeping Angels on both the previous stories that I never got anywhere close to using, so it was good to find the opportunity.”
We know to expect Amy and Rory’s departure in episode five – why was it decided that this should be the time for them to go?
All stories have to end, and painful though that is, the most important thing about a story is how it finishes. I had over a year’s warning to get this sorted out, and I’m very proud of what we’ve done. A fitting end to the mighty era of the Ponds!”
It must be quite different on set without Karen and Arthur?
“I do miss the fact that Karen and Arthur aren’t around, that just seems strange, though I think we have a really good ending for them. A change is companion is a well-known part of the show and Jenna is fantastic and will do a great job.”
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