Doctor Who: Season Seven Preview and Companion Reveal
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Leave a comment
If you’re a fan of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who, you’re probably as excited as I am about this season of interstellar adventures. After last season’s cliffhanger, fans are on fire with the possibilities that lie ahead. After an update from executive producer Steven Moffat, the two loyal companions to the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amelia Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), will be leaving the Doctor’s side after the 5th episode of the upcoming 7th season. But who will replace them? Another duo? A friend from the past? Or a completely new face?
Although fans (myself included) are madly in love with the characters Amelia and Rory, we all knew that they couldn’t remain by the Doctor’s side forever. Even Sarah Jane Smith had to go at some point. So who will come to replace our dynamically brilliant pair of space-time travelers? None other than actress Jenna-Louise Coleman.
She may not be a familiar face to American fans, but Coleman starred in the BBC soap opera Emmerdale. You might have even seen her play the small role of Connie in the 2011 release of Captain America: The First Avenger. Her past aside, fans are more concerned with her bright new future beside the Doctor. The name of her character, origin, and personality are all being withheld from the media.
“It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen,” Moffat said in a press statement. “Jenna is going to lead him on 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.”
Matt Smith’s seasons of Doctor Who have only grown in popularity and prowess, but how will this new, fast-talking companion hold up in comparison to The Girl Who Waited and The Last Centurion? We can only wait and see. After five episodes of the 7th season, Miss Jenna-Louise Coleman will be taking center stage.
For being brilliant and clever, here’s a sneak peek of the 7th season. And remember: stetsons are cool.