With Series 7 of Doctor Who on the way, fans are wondering what the crazy BBC sci-fi show will throw at us next. Series 6 was full of suspense, twists and complex story lines and we can expect the upcoming series to bring the intensity level up, if we’re to listen to the show’s writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat.
To get excited about what The Doctor and the Ponds have in store, here is an overview of a few theories Whovians have regarding Series 7!
Let’s start with some of the clues. Most of the hints people cite come from one episode: “The Eleventh Hour,” the opening episode of Series 5. This episode takes place in Leadworth and is the first time we meet Amy Pond and, though just for a short while, Rory Williams.
There are lots of loose ends and odd clues strewn about in Leadworth, so fans have gotten to speculating.
As found on a fan’s blog, maybe Leadworth isn’t even real. You can’t find it on Google Maps and it anagrams to Late Dr. Who. There was a crack in Amy’s bedroom wall, a duck pond with no ducks, Rory’s ID badge issued in the year 1990 and more than one character uses the word ‘fairytale’ to describe the events and people of Leadworth, Amelia Pond in particular.
Or maybe more happened in Leadworth than we think. As Geekasms speculates, there might have been an encounter we didn’t see. Right after the opening credits of “The Eleventh Hour” we see a pinwheel and swings moving. The other time we see the swing moving is at the end of the episode when the TARDIS disappears. Could that be a hint that someone came to visit while we weren’t looking?
Leaving Leadworth, there are lots of weird moments throughout the last 26 episodes. One fan posted their hypothesis on Youtube and it now has over 11,000 views. He guesses that Rory is in fact the Master or the Master’s son.
Citing his attitude changing over the course of his travels with The Doctor, the banging in his head after being exposed to time energy in the episode “Let’s Kill Hitler,” and other small details, lots of Whovians are starting to be suspicious of Rory.
Some fans, including this one, take their theories back to Classic Who. Gallifrey was supposedly founded by two Time Lords more powerful than the others, Omega and Rassilon. In the episode “A Good Man Goes to War” we even saw some Omega symbols, hinting that the powerful Time Lord might be behind all this.
Should you subscribe to any of these theories? I, personally, believe in the Moffat Rule: if you can think it up, it’s not true. Though I say we should keep guessing because maybe one day one of us will get it right. The beauty of Doctor Who is the complexity of the story and that it forces us to use our brains, so let’s keep doing that.