Doctor Who: As well as refusing to answer questions about a multiple Doctor story for the 50th anniversary (even when posed by a Dalek), head writer Steven Moffat noted of the seventh series: “We’ve got the Weeping Angels, tragedy, comedy, westerns, absolutely everything. I don’t think we’ve ever had a wider variety of episodes than what we are about to show you.”
Scenes from the wild west episode, Toby Whithouse’s “A Town Called Mercy” (including a Back to the Future III reference which has led to multiple negative comments on Twitter and Facebook) were shown, as well as from Chris Chibnall’s second episode of the season, apparently entitled “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” which sees the Doctor putting together a gang – including Rory’s father.
According to Matt Smith, Doctor Who will return mid-August; most likely this will be over the Bank Holiday weekend on August 25, after the opener, “Asylum of the Daleks” is aired at the BFI and the Edinburgh International TV Festival.
Fringe: With 13 episodes left to air, there was high anticipation but executive producer Joel Wyman was insistent on keeping spoilers to a minimum, as he wants fans to experience the show as it’s unveiled. The first episode is “going to pick up exactly where we left off in 419, the next day.” The cast were told what the ending of the series would be although both John Noble and Joshua Jackson promised that future adventures were feasible. “The film is very possible down the line,” Noble commented.