What is the ‘Doctor Who’ timeline for series 7?

12:45 pm EST, September 23, 2012

Timeline questions have plagued the current series of Doctor Who. Ever since the current series started, people have been asking one question over and over again: when are we? We think we may have the answer. *Potential Spoilers*

By evaluating the last couple of episodes from season 6, the “Pond Life” web-episodes, and the current series seven, we think we have narrowed down the timeline. It should be noted that this is conjecture on our parts, and we may be reading the “facts”, such that they are, wrong.

  • “The God Complex,” which is episode 6×11, the Doctor gives Rory the car of his dreams and Amy and Rory their house.
  • “Closing Time,” which is episode 6×012 – Amy is viewed in a perfume ad, Apparently she has a budding new career as a model.
  • There are then 8 years of travel on and off with the Doctor that Amy and Rory partake in, but that, for the most part, we don’t see.
  • “Pond Life” web-episodes occur during April to August in a year unspecified during this 8 year period of on and off travel. However it is likely that it is earlier in the 8-year span of travel for two reasons. One: presumably Amy would have discovered she couldn’t get pregnant early on thus setting the actions of the final “Pond Life”, AKA the screaming fight, into motion. Two: she’s still fairly new at modeling and this career is dropped in later episodes.
  • “Asylum of the Daleks” takes place right after the final “Pond Life” episode during the early part of that 8-year period.
  • “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” takes place roughly 8 years after finale season 6 because Rory cites his age as being 31. We know exactly how old Amy was at each of her encounters with the Doctor, and since Amy and Rory were in the same class at school as established in the “Let’s Kill Hitler” episode, presumably they are the same age, give or take owing to birthdays.
  • “Power of Three” up until the anniversary party takes place in the same year as “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” because Amy cites having traveled a total of 10 years on and off with the Doctor. The 10 years covers the time jump of two years during “The Eleventh Hour” where the Doctor saves the Earth from the Atraxi says “I’ll be right back” and he actually comes back two years later.
  • “Power of Three” up until the Doctor gets bored and leaves almost a year goes by and then the Doctor returns in time for Amy and Rory’s anniversary party. It should be noted that before he leaves, he’s very upbeat, but when he returns he’s very sedate and nostalgic at times.
  • “Power of Three” during the anniversary party where the Doctor shows up and takes Amy and Rory with him is a 7-week period where they travel around with him to several locations that are unknown. However, we do know that those locations include Victorian England and the court of Henry VIII.
  • “A Town Called Mercy” likely takes place during this 7-week period for two reasons. The Doctor talks about Rory almost leaving his phone in Henry VIII’s en suite, and Amy cites needing to get back to their friends before they notice that we have aged. We also see a very, very, almost uncharacteristically, angry Doctor in this episode.
  • “Power of Three” second half of the episode up until the defeat of the Shakri takes place in July of the eight years of on and off travel with the Doctor
  • The final moments of “The Power of Three” take place in December because there are Christmas lights everywhere. It seems as though The Doctor may have stayed with the Ponds for a six-month visit before they take off at the end of the episode
  • “The Angels Take Manhattan” takes places slightly after they board the TARDIS in the “Power of Three”. The reasoning for this is that in photos from the episode, Amy is seen reading a newspaper that indicates the Detroit Lions have won the Superbowl. Given that the Superbowl is always played in late January or early February (barring delays for player’s strikes etc.) the “Angels Take Manhattan” would occur after that time. It could also be after that time if Amy is reading an old newspaper, because there are leaves on the trees and they are wearing light jackets: not typical in late January New York. Perhaps it’s late March or early April when they in fact did shoot the actual episode, and Amy is just reading an old news paper.
  • Codicil: This is the Amy and Rory timeline. It’s possible the Doctor did this timeline slightly out of order. Given all the moodiness and the “I’ll miss you” commentary, it’s likely during the first part of “The Power of Three” where the Doctor travels alone that he encounters future Ponds and knows their demise. Now he can’t alter that fixed point in time, but he can visit them without divulging their future. So he then pops in and out to take fuller advantage of spending time with them.

What do you think about the proposed timeline? Do we have any gaps or unexplained inconsistencies? We also discuss this theory in-depth on the latest episode of WhoHype.

In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?

It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

Update: He did it again.


See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

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Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

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Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

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Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

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Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

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Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21