Visit the not-long-for-this-world Ponds at home in 25 new Who pics

Contributed by
Dec 17, 2012

The next episode of Doctor Who titled ''The Power of Three'' has us touching base with the Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) at home, but—of course—things suddenly turn mysterious and exciting when The Doctor (Matt Smith) arrives in town and a bizarre alien invasion begins, as evidenced in these 25 new mysterious pics (+ a video!). *SPOILERS AHEAD*

''The Power of Three,'' written by Chris Chibnall (''Dinosaurs on a Spaceship''), is being described by the BBC as such: ''The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle over an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight ... ''

This episode stands out for three things. First, it's the penultimate episode with the Ponds as the Doctor's companions; second, it features the return of UNIT and will be the first time they join forces with the Eleventh Doctor; third, it also features the return of Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), the Brigadier's (the late Nicholas Courtney) daughter.

Doctor Who showrunner Seven Moffat told the BBC:

"When I was a kid, and just getting obsessed about the Doctor (still not recovered) it was the Jon Pertwee era, and UNIT was as big a part of the show as the TARDIS itself. So when Chris asked if he could bring them back I couldn't say yes fast enough. And being Chris, he gave it a clever little twist which I know the fans are going to love."

Matt Smith said of Jemma Redgrave—who plays UNIT's new leader Kate Stewart:

"I loved Jemma Redgrave! She was graceful, funny and charming and an absolute delight. UNIT's return is one for the fans. I think they like cyclical things and we have a good story. It was great to do an episode with UNIT and I hope the true fans like it."

We also have a video of Karen and Arthur introducing ''The Power of Three.'' Enjoy all the Doctor Who goodness!

(via BBC Doctor Who and Doctor Who TV here, and here)

Make Your Inbox Important

Like Comic-Con. Except every week in your inbox.

Sign-up breaker
Sign out: