Here is the first launch art for Doctor Who Series 7.
Here’s the description:
The image shows Amy Pond being carried by an injured, grim-faced Doctor. They’re both surrounded by Daleks that have been encountered during different eras of the Time Lord’s travels.
A Dalek on the right of the picture does not have any of the vertical grille-like slats that have become a familiar feature, indicating it’s a version the Doctor faced when he first met his oldest enemies on Skaro. And on the left there’s a Special Weapons Dalek, last seen in the 1988 story, Remembrance of the Daleks.
It’s a fiery and exciting sign of what’s to come in the new series!
We also have the launch trailer for Series 7 coming in six hours so tuck this blog away in its own tab and come back at 6am UK time/1am EDT/10pm PDT
Here’s a direct download for a very big version of the image
Honestly, I don’t like this picture. For a lot of reasons, actually.
I don’t like how it’s another teal and orange poster.
It’s got the Daleks. I am so damn sick of the fucking Daleks I would be cool with never seeing them again.
I don’t want to see Amy die. I love Amy and Rory (where is Rory, by the way?), and I really don’t want to see them go (this one is more a personal gripe than anything actually wrong with the poster).
I don’t like that it kind of makes The Doctor look like this huge serious action hero. He’s not (at least, not as I like to think of him.), he’s smart and quirky and fun and maybe a little bit scary sometimes. This poster is none of those things. This poster is “We have a budget now!”.
But I don’t actually think The Doctor holding a dead Amy is what’s wrong with this poster as has been suggested. I don’t think it’s totally mysoginistic, and I don’t especially think “Oh, Amy’s dead? She’s totally helpless.” (though I do get why that pose may make some people who are unaware of the show think that). I think it more eludes to the end of season 5, when The Doctor picked up a 7-year-old Amy to take her back inside her house.
But we have proof, yet again, that studio-made posters are boring as shit. Here’s to waiting for the awesome fan-art ones that are sure to come.