Doctor Who is almost midway through the run of this year's episodes. Saturday's episode, "Hide," will mark the midway point of series 7, part 2 -- after that, there will be only four new episodes remaining: "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS," "The Crimson Horror," "Nightmare in Silver," and an as-yet untitled series 7 finale.
Part of what has made series 7 so successful is one of its central conceits: that each episode is as standalone as a film. To reflect this, film-style posters have been released for each episode this series so far -- and now we've gotten three more.
The Stephen Thompson-penned "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" will see a full-scale exploration of the Doctor's ship as Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) apparently becomes trapped inside. If the M.C. Escher-inspired poster is any indication, the episode will be one mind-bending ride.
The next poster, for "The Crimson Horror," is a little underwhelming. Mark Gatiss's second episode this series appears to be playing heavily on gothic horror -- and the (presumably ironic) name Sweetville is rather prominent here as well. No idea of what relevance that is yet -- but this minimal poster doesn't exactly leave me terribly curious.
Finally, we've got the poster for Neil Gaiman's "Nightmare in Silver." Unlike previous posters this season, the Doctor and his companion are nowhere to be found. It's just the Cybermen, marching toward the viewer under the ominous light of two moons. It doesn't betray too much about the episode, but it's a cool, striking visual.
Do these posters excite you?
The next episode of Doctor Who, "Hide," airs Saturday on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US.