Doctor Who's latest companion is unveiled

#1 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
Jenna-Louise Coleman

Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has landed the role of the Time Lord's new companion in Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.

Producer Steven Moffat announced the actress will replace Karen Gillan's character Amy Pond when she leaves the show in the next series.

Coleman, 25, has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic.

The star said: "I am beyond excited. I can't wait to get cracking."

Coleman, who will make her first appearance in the Christmas special, added that she is a "huge fan" of the show.

The actress, who is from Blackpool, revealed she auditioned alongside Matt Smith, who plays the 11th Doctor.

"It was fun and I felt like we were in it together."

Smith is set to return as the Time Lord in the new series of Doctor Who, which starts later this year.

"It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She's funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the Tardis," Moffat said.

"It's not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it's about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that's all you're getting for now.

"Who she's playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor's standards, this isn't your usual boy meets girl."

The BBC said the Doctor will meet Coleman's character in a "dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year".

Filming for the seventh series of the sci-fi drama started last month in Wales.

The new series will contain 14 episodes, featuring "new monsters and some familiar foes", split across two years.

In December, Gillian announced she would be leaving the popular programme, saying it had been a mutual decision between herself and producers.

"We both opened up about where we were at with it and then came to the conclusion that this was the best time to go," she said.

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#2 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse. 

#3 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol. I've already called 'dibs' among my friends!

#4 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

>__<

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#5 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet she'll play a young River Song.

#6 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe: It's what MTV has theorized.  


Sweaters! The TARDIS! No other news whatsoever! At this point, we still have no idea what Coleman's character's name is, how she meets the Doctor, or whether she's even human. We do know she'll show up for the first time in this year's Christmas episode, right after current companions Amy and Rory Pond leave the TARDIS in the fifth episode. We also know that she shares Amy's terrible choice in sweaters, but that may just be the costuming department.

Hey, crazy theory time! Moffat - as we reported in our last article on this - has said that Amy and Rory will leave the show in the fifth episode, when the Weeping Angels return; and that somebody, for real, was going to die this time. The cast has also stated over and over that the Ponds will leave on a heartbreaker, and that will be it for them. Just to go out on a limb here, there's one character that's been left out of the equation, and granted, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense given previous continuity, but...

- What if Jenna-Louise Coleman is playing River Song?

Bear with me here: we know that River can regenerate, given that she's a "child of the TARDIS" and all. And Moffat has said SOMEONE dies in the fifth episode, but he's never said, "Amy and/or Rory die." Just someone. What would be tragic enough to force the Ponds out of the TARDIS than the death of their daughter, River? And what if, instead of actually dying, she secretly regenerated into the new body of Coleman?

Like I said, this doesn't make a whole lot of sense, as we've seen River in the body of Alex Kingston, dying for real back in the "Silence in The Library" episodes... But we know there's a big mystery surrounding Coleman's character, and what's a bigger mystery than the time-stream somehow changing? And how? And why?

Grains of salt and all, and stay tuned this weekend as more news will most likely leak out from the Doctor Who Con in Cardiff at a regular pace.


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#7 Posted by Kastiel (8919 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't River Song forsake all of her regenerations to the Doctor to save his life? So how would that be possible? Meet an earlier version of River? The timeline is already extremely complex.

#8 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kastiel said:

The timeline is already extremely complex.

One word. Moffat.

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#9 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

#10 Edited by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: Neat, although I think Rory will die. It's just one possible way to cut Amy out of the show. The Library episode is pretty much written in stone, despite the crazy universe rebooting itself. There is also that long journal she carries.

#11 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

>__<

:-x

#12 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

How sad is it that I don't even know what Doctor Who is?

#13 Edited by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kastiel said:

Didn't River Song forsake all of her regenerations to the Doctor to save his life? So how would that be possible? Meet an earlier version of River? The timeline is already extremely complex.

By the way of things the Doctor will have met her as she had first met him in his timeline, completely oblivious and eager to discover what lies ahead. "Spoilers."

#14 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

How sad is it that I don't even know what Doctor Who is?

Dr. Who is on Netflix. Your future self will thank you for it, but it might create a paradox.

#15 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesquipedalophobe said:

@ReVamp said:

How sad is it that I don't even know what Doctor Who is?

Dr. Who is on Netflix. Your future self will thank you for it, but it might create a paradox.

I've heard its all about time, but isn't it originally a TV Show from the 60s? Do I have to watch said show?

#16 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: Yes and no.

#17 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: No. You could either begin watching it at three points. 2005 with Christopher Eccleston come on board. A year later (13 episodes) David Tennant came on board. His run was 2005 to 2010. 13 episodes a year with the last year being 4 episodes spread across the year. Then finally Matt Smith, my favourite one was 2010 to present.

#18 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

@Supreme Marvel: Matt Smith is beginning to grow on me, despite his strange facial structure and lack of eyebrows.

#19 Posted by joshmightbe (24620 posts) - - Show Bio

@Supreme Marvel: or you could start with episodes from 1963

#20 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: I think he should watch the new ones, if he likes it, then visit them ones. Don't want to scare him away. Might not like the retro look.

#21 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32743 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Dr Who

#22 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@Supreme Marvel: @sesquipedalophobe: Thanks.

@Supreme Marvel said:

@joshmightbe: I think he should watch the new ones, if he likes it, then visit them ones. Don't want to scare him away. Might not like the retro look.

Yeah, I definitely don't, which is why I never got into it.

#23 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: No problem. Unfortunately, I only started watching the new series because all my forty-year-old brother had were VHS Doctor Who episodes about when I spent the night. While everyone in school was pretending to be a Power Ranger, I had a sonic screwdriver.

#24 Posted by JediXMan (29589 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta be better than Amy.

#25 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

Gotta be better than Amy.

:O

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#26 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Amy and Rory.

I'm attracted to brunettes, so I can see myself liking this one. :D

#27 Posted by JediXMan (29589 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:

@JediXMan said:

Gotta be better than Amy.

:O

Can't stand her. She upstaged the Doctor far too many times. Rory, however, gained my respect.
#28 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

@The Dark Huntress said:

@JediXMan said:

Gotta be better than Amy.

:O

Can't stand her. She upstaged the Doctor far too many times. Rory, however, gained my respect.

Wait...you don't like her because she's incredibly competent or because you feel that story lines revolved around her too much as opposed to the Doctor and what he was doing?

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#29 Posted by BKole (497 posts) - - Show Bio

The new companion should be Tom Baker.

That would be freaking genius.

#30 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

I still want to see Georgia Moffett reprise her role as Jenny.

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#31 Posted by JediXMan (29589 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:

@JediXMan said:

@The Dark Huntress said:

@JediXMan said:

Gotta be better than Amy.

:O

Can't stand her. She upstaged the Doctor far too many times. Rory, however, gained my respect.

Wait...you don't like her because she's incredibly competent or because you feel that story lines revolved around her too much as opposed to the Doctor and what he was doing?

Martha was competent, but she still wasn't smarter than the Doctor. It annoys me when the companions do things that upstage the Doctor. He is the DOCTOR. River made sense and I was fine with that (even if I feel like the screwed that storyline up... mystery is better, which is something the writers just don't understand). It did revolve around her too much, that too.
#32 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P 
#33 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P

She was? then I'm confused... did he take over after Tennant?

#34 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P

She was? then I'm confused... did he take over after Tennant?

Yeah, Moffat's reign as showrunner started with Matt Smith's Doc. 
#35 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P

She was? then I'm confused... did he take over after Tennant?

Yeah, Moffat's reign as showrunner started with Matt Smith's Doc.

aww well I think its harsh to say straight up that its all hot chicks, Rose was a hot chick... and everyone seems to like Amy.. god knows why.

OH and Arrow says "Sinestro wins"

#36 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P

She was? then I'm confused... did he take over after Tennant?

Yeah, Moffat's reign as showrunner started with Matt Smith's Doc.

aww well I think its harsh to say straight up that its all hot chicks, Rose was a hot chick... and everyone seems to like Amy.. god knows why.

OH and Arrow says "Sinestro wins"

As of the Moffat era it's just been hot people, that's what I was saying, because he's wanted to explore the sexual element of Doctor Who's world. =P  
 
Rose, Donna, Martha are before Moffat's work. 
 
Tell him the Rock sucks =P
#37 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P

She was? then I'm confused... did he take over after Tennant?

Yeah, Moffat's reign as showrunner started with Matt Smith's Doc.

aww well I think its harsh to say straight up that its all hot chicks, Rose was a hot chick... and everyone seems to like Amy.. god knows why.

OH and Arrow says "Sinestro wins"

As of the Moffat era it's just been hot people, that's what I was saying, because he's wanted to explore the sexual element of Doctor Who's world. =P Rose, Donna, Martha are being Moffat's work. Tell him the Rock sucks =P

but they were all Tennant girls... I AM SO CONFUSED

#38 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P

She was? then I'm confused... did he take over after Tennant?

Yeah, Moffat's reign as showrunner started with Matt Smith's Doc.

aww well I think its harsh to say straight up that its all hot chicks, Rose was a hot chick... and everyone seems to like Amy.. god knows why.

OH and Arrow says "Sinestro wins"

As of the Moffat era it's just been hot people, that's what I was saying, because he's wanted to explore the sexual element of Doctor Who's world. =P Rose, Donna, Martha are being Moffat's work. Tell him the Rock sucks =P

but they were all Tennant girls... I AM SO CONFUSED

Ugh, BEFORE* Moffat's work. Sorry. 
#39 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

Are Arrow and Fade trolling each other through MR?

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#40 Posted by Billy Batson (57764 posts) - - Show Bio

BEWARE THE DOCTOR's...new companion.
BB

#41 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

Are Arrow and Fade trolling each other through MR?

It happens more often than you think......

@FadeToBlackBolt: ohhhhhhkkkkkkkkk now I am with you.

Arrow says he knows your lying because your the most awesome tag team ever... (what?)

#42 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead.: Yeah, sorry about that. Bad typo.  
 
Sorry, Red, you'll never understand. 
#43 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

@.Mistress Redhead.: Men are so confusing :S

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#44 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead.: Yeah, sorry about that. Bad typo. Sorry, Red, you'll never understand.

@The Dark Huntress said:

@.Mistress Redhead.: Men are so confusing :S

shhhhh here, have something soothing...

OOOH YEEAAH

#45 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

@.Mistress Redhead.: I'll errrm...I'll be back in a few minutes...

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#46 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress:

Fade to black....... :P

#47 Posted by Mercy_ (92558 posts) - - Show Bio

@.Mistress Redhead.: Because I'm a classy broad ;p

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#48 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27083 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

@.Mistress Redhead.: Because I'm a classy broad ;p

:P

#49 Posted by CapFanboy (4520 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

I hate Dr Who

Me too...

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Well, she's hot enough, and that's what matters with Moffat's Whoniverse.

dude... harsh... Donna wasn't hot :P

Donna was from Russell's era, and Donna was hot =P

Wait...Catherine Tate?! I assume that's who we're talking about....You think Catherine Tate is hot?! D: *Thoroughly disgusted*

#50 Posted by inferiorego (21228 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh

Amy Pond and Martha Jones were much better looking... by a lot.

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