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February 22nd, 2012 87 comments

Fourteen Big Blockbuster – Movie Episodes To Come

Fourteen Big Blockbuster – Movie Episodes To Come

With thanks to BBC Pictures

Filming has just started on Series 7 of Doctor Who in Cardiff.

This series will see the last days of the Ponds with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning for their final, rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor. Amy and Rory have been at the Doctor’s side for more than two series but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?

On returning for his third series as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith says : “It’s thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends.” Karen Gillan adds: “It’s just brilliant to be back on the TARDIS with Matt and Arthur for our craziest adventures yet” Plus new guest stars so far confirmed to star will include Rupert Graves, Mark Williams and David Bradley. Series 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend.

Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster – movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales Production for BBC ONE.


87 comments

  • Jasmine

    April 9th, 2012 - 2:34pm

    the series is split river is my favourite but i will agree that she was used a bit much last season theyve done a bit they have shot scenes in spain and are shooting some scenes in new york tommorrow the weeping angels are in the 5th episode the statue of liberty might be featured rory gets zapped by an angel went back in time to new york amy and the doctor try to save him rory and amy

    Reply
    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      June 23rd, 2012 - 1:53pm

      Whoa. And Breathe!

  • outnumberd

    March 12th, 2012 - 2:52pm

    steven moffat.

    the monsters are good but the eps were bad bad bad

    river song not a good person she is stupid

    i mean look at the flood the monster was great and so was the story watch that then watch one from the new series

    the cybermen great monster go and watch the one with jackie birthday
    then watch the one with the shop when they are STUCK IN THE BASEMENT.

    they missed so much good storys

    only one story of all of matt smiths were good

    the vampiers they were good

    all the others have been so bad its put me to sleep

    bring back the old writers and get rid steven moffat

    this is not over

    you wanted a reply so here it is

    so reply back as soon as you can

    Reply
  • gali-who?

    March 5th, 2012 - 7:13pm

    last seires was pants (and really sweaty ones to). be glad to se DW re-vamped.

    Reply
    • McGann is the Doctor.

      March 12th, 2012 - 11:45am

      I loved the last series. The only story I haven’t seen is Night Terrors.

      I thought it was quite a mixed bag, but at the same time it was mostly great and everything I disliked about Series 5 (apart from the Daleks) was done better in this series.

      The Doctor, the stories, the meaningfulness of it all was better. Can you not follow the story or something ? โ“ Do they need to make the Doctor less interesting for next Series ?

  • outnumberd

    March 3rd, 2012 - 1:39pm

    last series was bad. BAD BAD BAD. i loved doctor who but now its a joke. no one knows whats going on.

    river song: bad character. hate her.

    steven moffat is a bad bad bad writer i mean the yeti is stuipd monster. they only done it when the did not have afects. old monsters like never befor. ok lets stick on a sparkley pink hat and some googely eyes

    please reply i want to know if you think what i am saying is right

    Reply
    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      March 3rd, 2012 - 9:08pm

      I like River song, and wouldn’t say doctor who is terrible, but it has gone downhill, because i was watching some eps from series 3 today, and they were brilliant, i could never get bored of them!! i also think it is getting scarier and more complicated for younger kids.

    • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

      March 5th, 2012 - 5:05pm

      Well I like Moffat and I certainly like Matt Smith who, in my opinion, is the best Doctor since the shows revival. I slightly agree with what you said about River Song though. I don’t hate her, I just think she appeared way too much and once her secret was out she didn’t feel like a mystery anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • outnumberd

      March 6th, 2012 - 10:08pm

      please reply everyone

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      March 12th, 2012 - 11:48am

      I disagree. Although some viewers cannot stand the episodes of Series 6, I feel they have gotten much better from Series 5 and there is no reason to hate them.

      This discussion is not over ! What do you hate about it ?

    • outnumberd

      March 12th, 2012 - 2:53pm

      the monsters are good but the eps were bad bad bad

      river song not a good person she is stupid

      i mean look at the flood the monster was great and so was the story watch that then watch one from the new series

      the cybermen great monster go and watch the one with jackie birthday
      then watch the one with the shop when they are STUCK IN THE BASEMENT.

      they missed so much good storys

      only one story of all of matt smiths were good

      the vampiers they were good

      all the others have been so bad its put me to sleep

      bring back the old writers and get rid steven moffat

      this is not over

      you wanted a reply so here it is

      so reply back as soon as you can
      .

    • Bow tie of Doom (Not to be confused with The Fez of Fear)

      March 12th, 2012 - 6:11pm

      I like Series 5 and 6. They are my favourite seasons of new Who. I’ve really enjoyed Matt Smith. Moffat writes his Doctor brilliantly and Matt plays the scenes well. Matt is much more Doctor-ly than Tennant. And the scripts ARE good!

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      April 19th, 2012 - 4:46pm

      since moffat took over, things have slippped. tennant used to say time lords cant die, suddenly, they can. where is rivers sonic screwdriver???… it takes one person to start, but it takes the same person to finish a good product.

    • the astronaut of death

      April 19th, 2012 - 5:56pm

      well i think it makes it kind f a betterstory if time lords can die

      and theres more to come so river coul get her scrediver in the future

      and i think moffat is great

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      June 18th, 2012 - 9:22pm

      True, but then this whole death thing confuses the viewer. i have to admit, series 6 was better than 5, i watched the vampires of venice today, and after watching some of series 6, the vampires looked terrible!! i still love the old ones, but because of moffat and smith, doctor who just wont be the same as it was for so long. matt is starting to get onm ynerves a touch too. amy an rory going will be a big shock. there is only 6 eps this year, i think give it a few more, and the BBC will take Doctor who off the TV because of whats been going on.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      June 18th, 2012 - 9:24pm

      a few more years that is. the merchandise is terrible, you dotn get good action figures anymore, you just get the spare parts of others painted in a new colour or thrown onto another body.

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      June 19th, 2012 - 8:38pm

      Just because you’re not so keen on Doctor Who at the moment doesn’t mean the BBC will take it off the air. To be honest, the merchandise is great at the moment. Yes, the figures have been lacking recently, but to me it’s the books, comics etc that really count because they fill the gap when the show isn’t The BBC are not cutting down on Doctor Who. I believe it was Moffat’s idea to split Series 7 between late 2012/early 2013 and I think he’s right to do so. Doctor Who is much more creepier during the dark, cold nights and that’s how it should be. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      June 23rd, 2012 - 1:57pm

      True, but I stand by what i said about the merchandise, we could have had some good figures this year. last year, when series 6 was split, frankly it annoyed me. i am not so good with cliff hangers, i think have it split in one year was fine, but having it split over 2? i think that is a bit much. but then i suppose it fits with jenna at christmas. but then again, you might ask why amy and rory shouldnt just do a whole series then leave. it may be better on colder nights, but i think around this time, the TV is terrible, and there isnt much good stuff to watch. a couple of years ago i could just sit back and look foward to the 13 weeks ahead of Doctor Who.

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      June 23rd, 2012 - 3:34pm

      I’m probably the only one who liked the season spilt aren’t I?
      It just felt nice to have Doctor Who on all year round. Some in Spring, some in Autumn and then an episode at Christmas. Also, cliffhangers are good! They make you think about what will happen next and get you really excited for the next episode (apart from Dragonfire Part One ;)). I’m still in shock about the end of Sherlock Series 2 and that’s not going to be resolved till next year!

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 20th, 2012 - 4:40pm

      see that would annoy me, i want questions answered. i need questions answered otherwise i will keep thinking about it n=and begin to annoy myself!

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    March 3rd, 2012 - 11:24am

    so, they are gonna make series 7 into massive blockbuster episodes, right?? (confused)

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    March 3rd, 2012 - 11:22am

    speaking of 14 new episodes, i have drafted 14 new episodes of my own!! here are the monsters!!
    ep1=the silence kidnap amy and jennys come back! the doctors daughter)
    ep2=the klorodon, this is m debut!
    ep3=judoon prison
    ep4=the flood invade london!
    ep5=the doctor stops them
    ep6=the autons are back!
    ep7=the vampires in the pyramids.
    ep8=the doctordonna and he sontarans return, as donna regenerates!!
    ep9=the doctor sends them packing!
    ep10=the cybermen try to invade earth, luckily, my character solves the mathematical equation to disable the weapon systems!
    ep11=the game of fear, which manifest you’re fears into a human being!
    ep12=the london eye is destroyed by the daleks. the doctor regenerates!
    ep13=the doctor shoots regeneration energy at the daleks, but i get blasted, and turn part time lord. and then we stop the daleks.

    christmas ep: weeping angels lie in the year 2134, as whorl war 4 rages. this episode see’s the end of my character!!

    what do you think? sorry the comment is so long! you guys are the only people who would probably be interested in this!

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    • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

      March 3rd, 2012 - 6:39pm

      The Flood invade London???????!!????? Awesome!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      March 3rd, 2012 - 9:10pm

      do you think so?? thanks!! humans get dropped onto mars by daleks, and then get taken to earth via the TARDIS, the flood project “thier” infwctious water into the thames, and at the end of part 2, they begin the quest, and walk under water, to europe…

    • outnumberd

      March 4th, 2012 - 9:58pm

      i dont think the flood will be back.

      i LOVED them but steven moffat is such a bad writer he could not think of something like that

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      March 6th, 2012 - 6:27pm

      then i make it my job to do the things SM can’t!

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      June 26th, 2013 - 7:55pm

      i have actually written these scripts. Can’t post a link, but type in
      Movellas Harps
      on google and you’ll find my page!

  • Tyler Tudor

    February 28th, 2012 - 6:12pm

    You do know everyone that the 3rd character[David Bradley]is in Harry Potter

    Reply
  • SJI

    February 23rd, 2012 - 9:02pm

    Great news to hear that David Bradley, Mark Williams and Rupert Graves are to appear in the next season. Three total class acts, definitely.
    As for the classic monster as you have never seen them before, like other fans I pray it’s the Ice Warriors or the Zygons, but the rumour-mills have mostly been peddling the Yeti to be coming back.
    Regarding the Ponds, Mr Moffat is saying that although it will be a heart-breaking departure for the Ponds, it doesnt necessarily mean they are killed off. It’s just one of those heart-tugging goodbyes, like Rose when she left.
    And as for the new assistant for the 2nd half of the season, again going by the concensus of the rumours and hints from various sources it wouldn’t surprise me if the new assistant is an alien female, perhaps one like the one in the DWM comic strips a year or two ago. That would add a new, dangerous edge perhaps, not knowing what their [possible hidden] agenda is, like that character in the comic strip – it would introduce a dynamic not seen since Turlough was on-board. Or maybe it could be the silurian female from the last season? We will see!
    Plenty to look forward to anyway.

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    • Anonymous

      February 24th, 2012 - 6:22pm

      I hope it isn’t the Ice Warriors. Nothing to do with the monsters, more the fact that the head of the design eteam “despises” them (and that is a quote). If they get brought back their design will be ruined, and I don’t want that to happen to them, I’d rather wait another few years for a new person to come in.

    • SJI

      February 24th, 2012 - 8:09pm

      crikey, yes, good point. when i think back to the return of the silurians [was that head of the design team responsible for them too?] i was disappointed in their ‘look’. Sketches showing what could have been, were shown in DWM at the time, and one or two of the designs were superb…. faithful to the original, but scarier, and better-crafted. Quite why they then overlooked that design and went for the scaly almost-human look, is beyond me. Very disappointed. so if that Head of Design was overseeing that, then i definitely see your point! :O) maybe it will be the yeti anyway, or the zygons.

    • Anonymous

      February 25th, 2012 - 12:37am

      That was the writing team in the case of he Silurians, at least it was established that they were just a seperate sub-species so the other four groups previously seen are still out there.

    • SJI

      February 25th, 2012 - 9:10am

      Yes, true enough, good point :O) so there’s still a chance their cooler looking cousins are still out there, as you say. And of course the Sea Devils! Hmm. Now there’s a thought! Oh, and what price a CGI Myrka? Perhaps not! LOL. cheers.

    • Tyler Tudor

      February 28th, 2012 - 6:12pm

      you are 90000 percent right!

  • thedw11

    February 23rd, 2012 - 6:48pm

    U.N.I.T to be back i hope cos the doctor might go to the brigs funrel

    Reply
    • McGann is the Doctor.

      February 25th, 2012 - 5:49pm

      That will most likely happen off-screen.

  • biggest doctor who fan

    February 23rd, 2012 - 5:26pm

    Oh can’t wait for the new series
    Why can’t it be September or August or whenever it’s starting now!
    It would be nice if they can show all 14 eps without splitting the series but I doubt
    I also think if it is a two block series then at the end of part 1 they’ll do whatever they’re doing to Amy and Rory (Killing , get rid of them)

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    • Anonymous

      February 25th, 2012 - 12:38am

      It won’t get split, but I think there is achance that it might run over into the new year (but still be one block of episodes, with the Christmas Special not getting broadcast on the day itself).

    • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

      February 25th, 2012 - 11:11am

      If series 7 starts in October then it’ll run into the new year. If not there’ll be a very short gap between the end of the series and the Christmas special.

    • Justininferno

      February 27th, 2012 - 5:31pm

      Series 7 is split. Part one is starts in late August or September 2012 and ends in December. Then the Christmas episode. Then series 7 part 2 resumes in 2013, however, there is no clarification that this means a start in January 2013.

    • Anonymous

      March 1st, 2012 - 6:25pm

      There isn’t going to be a split, Steven Moffat has already confirmed that, some of it may broadcast in 2013, but not because of a split.

      Besides, if it started in August/September and ended in Decemer then it would be a full series anyway.

    • Gola

      June 28th, 2012 - 8:25pm

      You’re lucky my wife only made halfway tohrugh the Season 5 premiere before she got bored. I guess she at least tried.(I *will* break down her objections to trying Firefly though)

  • Bob the Dalek

    February 23rd, 2012 - 4:53pm

    Episode 1-2:The Tardis days/The last days
    Episode 3:The Time machines
    Episode 4:The Death of the Ponds

    CINAMATIC!!!

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      March 3rd, 2012 - 9:14pm

      they sound amazing! what about, the pond of death?? nah! I have come up with better stuff than the pond of death! they are not the real names of the episodes are they??

  • crazy guy

    February 23rd, 2012 - 4:52pm

    i have heard that there are no more adventure games

    Reply
    • doctorwho

      February 23rd, 2012 - 5:30pm

      yeah me too

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      March 3rd, 2012 - 9:14pm

      i was trying to complete the first one, for over 4 hours. it drove me insane.

  • bob

    February 23rd, 2012 - 4:45pm

    it looks so cool

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  • bob

    February 23rd, 2012 - 4:44pm

    it looks great;]

    Reply
  • craig owens

    February 22nd, 2012 - 11:44pm

    I have kept hearing that jack will return, my question is: Is it true?

    Reply
    • Commander Strax

      February 23rd, 2012 - 4:17pm

      my question 2

    • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

      February 23rd, 2012 - 7:34pm

      At the moment it looks like we won’t be getting anymore Jack soon although John Barrowman has hinted (a lot) that he would love to come back and work with Matt Smith.
      In an interview last week though, Matt Smith revealed that he had just found out about a great character appearing in series 7. Some think he may possibly be referring to Jack (as Matt stated that we’ll know him) but he was most likely referring to one of the three guest stars just confirmed (most likely Rupert Graves since he’s in Sherlock).

  • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

    February 22nd, 2012 - 8:35pm

    Really looking forward to series 7/33/11.3! Three excellent guest stars to look forward too as well. Bring it on!!!!!

    Reply
  • doctorwho

    February 22nd, 2012 - 7:18pm

    the new series of doctor who are always draid full it used to be better when we had classic doctor who but now this happened the companions are always getting in the way of the doctor but now wheres the doctor that didn’t happen in classic doctor who but now its change thanks to Russel T Davis and Steven Moffat but back in Series 6 Part Two Ep 12 Closing Time it focused on the doctor which was better and know one got in the way but know its change and know noone can stop Russel or Steve its all gone its change

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    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2012 - 8:01pm

      I don’t know what bit you were watching but there are many points in teh classic series where the companoins are more important than the Doctor. In fact when the show starts it is done almost entirely from Ian and Barbara’s point of view. When they leave Steven becomes central to the plot and the pattern continues with companions taking equal status to the Doctor in many cases (such as Jamie, the Brigadier or Sarah). Then there is Leela who the Doctor’s attempts to educate become a very subtle plot arc, then Romana comes in and takes over the show for almost three series. After that Adric/Nyssa/Tegan take over the show and later on that decade the final series were all about the development of the character of Ace.

      The companions have always been significant, the problem is that it some people like picking holes in the RTD version and as a result everyone starts imagining the classic series was quite different from what it was, although in fairness to Moffat he has started taking it back to a more traditional feeling TARDIS crew.

  • Bigger on the Inside

    February 22nd, 2012 - 5:30pm

    I think ( and hope ) Amy won’t die as Karen said she wants her to leave with everything she wanted so they no long ago wrote the scripts so Karen may have asked them for Amy to live and it would make since as like she said, at the start of series five she was looking for ‘who she was’ and ‘where she belonged’ so it would make since that she found this

    Who agrees….?

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  • BOOBOO JR

    February 22nd, 2012 - 4:03pm

    Good to hear each episode is going to be longer. Wonder who the monsters are that will appear in a way we’ve never seen them before???

    Reply
    • Justininferno

      February 22nd, 2012 - 5:20pm

      Episodes aren’t longer .. they are still 45 minutes each. Blockbuster means they are publicising them as massively produced episodes – just like they called episodes 1 and 2 of series 6 blockbuster.

    • booboo

      February 22nd, 2012 - 5:22pm

      has that been confirmed somewhere then?

    • king of the whoniverse

      February 22nd, 2012 - 8:50pm

      ohhhhh like children of earth

    • Justininferno

      February 23rd, 2012 - 7:55am

      yes, it was confirmed in the original press release in 2011 confirming series 7 and hinting that the series would be broadcast in 2 parts again – which it is. Series 7 part 1 runs September 2012 to December 2012. Then the Christmas episode and then series 7 part 2 sometime in 2013 along with the big 50th anniversary episodes. 14x 45 minute episodes.

    • Justininferno

      February 23rd, 2012 - 7:55am

      sorry, 13 x 4 min eps. Typo.

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2012 - 7:21pm

      But the split series was later debunked by Moffat. He said in DWM a few issues back that having another split would defeat the point in doing it in the first place (to make the broadcasting more interesting) so there won’t be one this time round.

      If part of it does get broadcast in 2013, then it will have to be because the series runs over Christmas through to January, not because a part of it has been seperated.

    • Justininferno

      February 27th, 2012 - 5:33pm

      Possibly, but as far as I have seen – series 7 will be marketed and sold as series 7 part one and series 7 part 2.

  • Some bloke

    February 22nd, 2012 - 3:59pm

    when it says big blockbuster movies, does it mean 1 hour and a half (as that is a film length) or are they just an hour long like the specials

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  • Moxx of Who

    February 22nd, 2012 - 11:40am

    I bet the Doctor’s new companion is somone like
    Lorna Bucket or Mels. Maybe even Sally Sparrow.
    If Amy and Rory are killed off then the Doctor’s gonna be a bit depressed when he meets his new friend. That’s why Russel t Davies had new companion’s at the start of a new series.

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    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2012 - 5:13pm

      Its gonna be that girl off Harry potter

    • dr who fan 4 ever

      February 22nd, 2012 - 7:04pm

      i heard its going to be his ex girlfriend or his girlfriend

    • dalek dude 97

      February 22nd, 2012 - 8:46pm

      it wont be any old charecters because moffat said that no old freinds of the doctors will take the companion role.

      I cant wait for 50th anaversary episode which i think will feature past doctors in a multi doctor special.

    • Bigger on the Inside

      February 23rd, 2012 - 4:49pm

      Which girl from Harry potter

    • thedw11

      February 23rd, 2012 - 6:34pm

      i want Sally Sparrow back

    • dr who fan 4 ever

      May 29th, 2012 - 9:34pm

      i want sally back too

  • The 13th Doctor

    February 22nd, 2012 - 7:17am

    oh now im really excited i hope some of the classic villains are the ice warriors

    Reply
    • thedw11

      February 23rd, 2012 - 6:39pm

      old Cybermen or Sensorites woud be cool and i agre with i ice warriors

  • Greg

    February 22nd, 2012 - 12:33am

    I wonder what the “familiar foes as youโ€™ve never seen them before” means, not another Dalek re-design

    Reply
    • Jason doctorwhoone

      February 22nd, 2012 - 6:55am

      I recently learned that 2 classic series monsters are making an appearance, but it didint say if they where monsters from the original series who havint yet made an appearance, or ones who have, like the Daleks and Cybermen.

    • Doctor Stu

      February 22nd, 2012 - 4:48pm

      maybe its the Bronze Daleks but just maybe battered and bruised

    • thedw11

      February 23rd, 2012 - 6:41pm

      mondis Cybermen thay got to be somewhere!!

    • doctor daddy cool 67

      February 23rd, 2012 - 8:11pm

      Maybe the YETI or the ZYGONS…?

    • Anonymous

      February 24th, 2012 - 4:06pm

      At least one from the 60s and at least one from the 70s.

      At least we can rule out the Kandyman.

  • Anthony

    February 22nd, 2012 - 12:31am

    sounds great and maybe longer episodes as well

    Reply
  • Shawn begg

    February 22nd, 2012 - 12:19am

    Omg i cant wait to watch series 7 when it comes out its gunna be so awesome

    Reply
  • Liam

    February 22nd, 2012 - 12:11am

    looks like they are going the way of Sherlock with feature length episodes epic

    Reply
  • Mad Monk

    February 22nd, 2012 - 12:08am

    so this means extended episodes like an hour or more long then

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    • David

      February 22nd, 2012 - 12:08am

      would explain why there are no 2 parters

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      February 22nd, 2012 - 6:53am

      Yeah it’s stupid that there won’t be no 2 parters in this series. Doctor Who wouldint be right with out a good old cliffhanger ๐Ÿ™

    • thedw11

      February 23rd, 2012 - 6:30pm

      think of the old doctor who most eps whare more then 1!

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