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Post by tony ingram on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:04 am

Emmerdale's Jenna-Louise Coleman is to be the Doctor's new companion, it's been announced. It appears she'll debut in the Christmas Special, so we've a few more episodes of Amy and Rory to go yet...

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Post by freedumbdclxvi on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:45 pm

i'm looking forward to seeing how she does.

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Post by codywillis1 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:08 am

Don't know her. Looks cute, though. Wink
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:32 am

I wanted a bloke Sad
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Post by codywillis1 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:26 am

I didn't. Wink
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:53 am

There have already been complaints from some quarters of fandom that she's "too pretty" and therefore not "quirky and interesting", and that "we wouldn't have got her under RTD". (which I guess is literally true, but still...). I leave it to you to work out which quarters these complaints are issuing from... Twisted Evil
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Post by codywillis1 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:39 am

The people who are the reason I avoid fandom altogether (aside from here), probably!
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:16 am

I find Who fandom wonderfully illogical. I particularly love the inherent paranoia which which compels some fans who were around in the mid eighties to automatically assume that the show exists on a knife edge and that every minor change in format or schedule is a sign of impending cancellation...
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Post by BluesShark on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:38 pm

tony ingram wrote:There have already been complaints from some quarters of fandom that she's "too pretty" and therefore not "quirky and interesting", and that "we wouldn't have got her under RTD". (which I guess is literally true, but still...). I leave it to you to work out which quarters these complaints are issuing from... Twisted Evil

Yes. because Billy Piper and (particularly) Freema Agyemani looked liked they'd been hit with the ugly stick soooooo often....
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:48 pm

Well, Piper's collagen implants didn't do her any favours...
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Post by codywillis1 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:20 am

MIAOWWW! Wink
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:55 am

Still true, though...
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:20 pm

I wonder if she'll be an alien or just another modern Earthling.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:51 pm

I'm hoping alien. And there are rumours going around to that effect.
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Post by freedumbdclxvi on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:18 pm

everyone seen the new teaser trailer for series 7? obviously no new companion but, still, new who!

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2012/03/dwn2603120930-series-seven-teaser.html

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:03 pm

It's looking good. I gather they went to Spain to film the scenes in the old West.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:36 pm

That story had better reference 'The Gunfighters', or there's going to be trouble.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:11 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:That story had better reference 'The Gunfighters', or there's going to be trouble.
I suspect that is a given.
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:15 am

Hey, I was just thinking: What if she's Susan?!?!
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:01 am

That would be AWESOME.
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:25 am

t would have to at least start off as Carole Ann Ford, though...
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:11 am

Yeah, I think she'd at least deserve a regeneration scene.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:06 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:Yeah, I think she'd at least deserve a regeneration scene.
Oh, more than that! I think a story in whih the Doctor interacts with a granddaughter who now appears to be twice his age would be fascinating if done right...
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:38 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:Yeah, I think she'd at least deserve a regeneration scene.
Oh yes, definitely.
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:05 am

Bad news---She's probably not Susan. Apparently, her name is Clara. Just read it. Then again, River Song isn't using HER real name so maybe there's hope.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:13 am

Ooh, where did you pick up that info?

P.S. If my real name was Melody, I wouldn't use it either Very Happy
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:31 am

Oh, I'm glad you asked. Because when I went back to my original source and asked for THEIR source I found that it was this:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/4349528/Doctor-Whos-new-female-companion-could-be-called-Clara.html

So, yeah, I'm glad you asked because it could very well just be a rumor or a misdirection, rather than the concrete and confirmed statement I was led to believe it was.

Still foolishly hoping for Susan. . . .
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:53 am

"Clara"? I had a great aunt called Clara. Will the next one be called "Maude"?
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