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New Doctor Who Companion Announced

Who will be the new companion for the new Doctor?

This is three days in a row that I've had Doctor Who news.  Doctor Who Online has announced the new companion for the new Doctor (Matt Smith).  Of course the companion is female.   Twenty-one year old actress Karen Gillan will be the next passenger in the TARDIS in spring 2010.

Lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat said:

We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too.

What do you think?  Does she seem like a typical "companion"?  Apparently the actress had a small role in "The Fires Of Pompeii" episode.  Has anyone seen her in anything else?  Apparently she's a bit of an unknown.  I guess that could be a good thing.



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Posted by Methos

roflol... i beat you to the news by 4 minutes lol

M

Posted by Foex

I like the look of her.... I just dont think I will be watching the new season... I HATE the new doctor...

Posted by Methos

I'm looking forward to it.... from what i've seen of Smith, i think he'll be a damn good Doctor...

and by the look of this assistant, i'll definitely be watching... we haven't had a sexy redhead assistant for so long lol

M

Posted by Foex
Methos said:
I'm looking forward to it.... from what i've seen of Smith, i think he'll be a damn good Doctor...and by ... [more]
aside from the last one?

or are you another Catherine hater
Posted by xerox_kitty

LOL... two articles to reply to on eht same subject :D

How can someone "HATE" the new Doctor when he hasn't even appeared as the Doctor yet :p

Can't say I care for the new girl.  It took me the best part of four years to warm to Rose.  I have nothing in common with waifish little girls.  Martha & Donna were great, and I was really sad to see them go after only one year.

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Posted by Foex
xerox_kitty said:
LOL... two articles to reply to on eht same subject :DHow can someone "HATE" the new Doctor when he hasn't ... [more]
I think I just cant stand the idea of David going so anyone who replaces him is going to annoy me :-P

And agreed, I love Donna as I could relate to her. She had appeal but warmth and heart... I did love Rose though Martha I was not a big fan
Posted by G-Man
Methos said:
roflol... i beat you to the news by 4 minutes lolM
But I posted in the news.  Some people e-mail me or pm me stuff to go on the news page.  Posting on the boards is great but it can get buried.  Some people only look to at the news page and rarely go to the boards.  I'm just trying to inform everyone.
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Posted by .Mistress Redhead.
G-Man said:
Methos said: roflol... i beat you to the news by 4 minutes lolM But I posted in the news.  Some ... [more]
and your doing a mighty fine job of it Gman :-P
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I'm interested....

Posted by Vade Narth

Ill repeat it here

WOOHOOOO!!

Damn shes cute

Posted by Decept-O

An unknown, hmm? 

I'd like to get to know her.....

Posted by AngelFrost

Hm....She looks very Catherine Tate/Donna Noble - esque doesn't she?

She looks interesting, A good, young companion is probably a good thing

Will she be using her Scottish accent on the show? - do you think?

Posted by NightFang
HOT AS HELL!!!!
Posted by Multitude
Methos said:
I'm looking forward to it.... from what i've seen of Smith, i think he'll be a damn good Doctor...and by ... [more]
lol I agree with M
Posted by inferiorego

Doctor Who: The Teen Years

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Posted by G-Man
inferiorego said:
Doctor Who: The Teen Years
It's just weird when I'm older than [the actor playing] the Doctor or his companion.  I feel like my personal space/time continuum is going to explode.
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Posted by inferiorego
G-Man said:
inferiorego said: Doctor Who: The Teen Years It's just weird when I'm older than [the actor playing] the Doctor or ... [more]

I agree. Isn't the guy 24? He's on a major international television show at 24? I was a freelance wedding editor back then.... How do I get famous?
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Posted by BKole

Hrm.

Interesting. I think I like.

Fan of Dr Who ever since i used to watch Baker when I was a kid on BBC2. Right after Men from Uncle.

Good times.

Posted by dan1509
@Vade Narth:
she is :o

I fink it's good that we're going to see someone a lot more new on the scene (companion and doctor), be a bit different, I just hoping that they dont milk the daleks so much this time, i know they're like the biggest enemy but can't we have something a bit differennt this time and not have ever major plot oriented by the daleks please?
Edited by raidingkvatch

Hmm. I quite liked the idea of Michelle Ryan who was in the Planet of the Dead one off episode as the new companion, although to be honest I knew it wouldn't be her. I hope she's a recurring character though

Posted by Media_Master

I wonder how thick her accent will be...