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Illustration for article titled The Seven Wonders Of The Universe that were cut from Doctor Who

It's been up on Jamie Mathieson's blog for a month now, but I thought I'd share it anyways. In early drafts for Mummy on the Orient Express, the opulent space train was supposed to be making a round trip of the Seven Wonders of the Universe*, stopping off at various scenic locations while the passengers and crew gradually got offed one by one by the shambling Foretold mummy. Due to time constraints, these extra locations got cut from later versions of the script, but live on, in their own way, with this lovely background poster that Jamie liberated from one of the corridor sets while it was being torn down.


It'll be interesting to see if any of these mysterious cut locales pop up in the next episode that they just announced Jamie will be writing for Season 9, The Girl Who Died, which is immediately followed by another episode penned by Torchwood writer Catherine Tregenna called The Woman Who Lived.

Given that the first two episodes of the new season have the titles The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar, this might lead some credence to the theory that we're getting an entire season of two-parters, though with some of the pairings being more closely connected than others.

Oh, and one more bit of news— Maisie "Arya Stark" Williams will be guest starring in the upcoming season, presumably in one of these two episodes, which I'm also assuming are in the next block to be filmed.

* Which we all know is rubbish. There are actually 700 Wonders of the Universe, according to the 3rd Doctor in Death to the Daleks... well, 699 after the Exxilon city got turned into a twisted lump of melted polystyrene.

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