Thursday, September 6, 2012

'Doctor Who': 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship'

Courtesy BBC America
In a classic Doctor Who move, executive producer Steven Moffat is bringing dinosaurs aboard a spaceship.

According to a press release from BBC America, the season's second episode will have the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) attempting to save an unmanned spaceship hurtling towards "certain destruction" with a cargo of dinos.

"By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family," says the press release. "But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo."

Smith says his first reaction to the episodes was, "Steven you are a genius! It’s Doctor Who in a nutshell. I have always wanted to do a dinosaur episode ... So I was very pleased to get the chance. And the Director Saul (Metzstein) has done a fantastic job, with David Bradley playing a cracking villain. I think it is such a fun episode with a wonderfully crafted script by Chris Chibnall."

Smith also revealed that he would be riding a dino and that it's "more painful than you can imagine."

"I had to wear padded trousers! Dinosaurs are a lot lumpier than horses, so it was a painful couple of hours, a laugh though and definitely worth it as it’s going to look great."

As for his companion Amy Pond, actress Karen Gillan called the episode a "crazy filming adventures."

"With all the adventures that I have been on through-out the show that was perhaps the most surreal! There was a lot of running from things we couldn’t see, which is always fun, but a couple of the cast got to ride a dinosaur….."

This episode just sounds (and looks, based on the embed below) wicked cool, and would only be cooler if The Doctor uttered the line, "get these motherf---in' dinos off this motherf---in' spaceship,"

"Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" premieres on BBC AMERICA this Saturday, September 8, 9:00pm ET as part of Supernatural Saturday.

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