such_heights: the tardis in a field (who: tardis [florida])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2012-03-21 08:49 am

spoilers, sweetie!

Okay, the BBC are allegedly making a couple of big announcements re. Doctor Who today including unveiling the new companion. Beneath the cut is a rundown of the things we know so far as well as the latest tabloid rumours re. said companion. Will update with news as it comes in.

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: casting/location/episode title/writer spoilers, but no major plot spoilers eta: now with some info re. Ponds' departure via Moff

eta: Jenna-Louise Coleman CONFIRMED as the new companion - as yet no other details. This is her:



eta2: Her first episode is the Christmas special.
eta3: (I'm getting these from @bbcdoctorwho)

Steven "Amy & Rory will leave in a final encounter with the Weeping Angels in ep 5. Not everyone gets out alive and I mean it this time"


Moffat I actually hate you sometimes, stop trolling me, just stop it. It's not funny. DD:

He's a lying liar who lies, a lying liar who lies, a lying liar who lies ... oh god I can't deal with this for the rest of the year it's going to be terrible. a;lskdja;slkj

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+ Amy and Rory are leaving this season, possibly halfway through. Quotes from Moffat and Karen suggest it'll be final, heartstring-tugging but not necessarily tragic.

+ No one has officially confirmed that River will be back but I see no reason why she won't be.

+ Karen, Arthur and Matt have been filming a Western episode in Spain that is possibly called 'Gun Slingers'

+ Confirmed writers for s7 include Chris Chibnall (Torchwood, 42, The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood) and Toby Whithouse (Being Human, School Reunion, Vampires of Venice, God Complex). I assume Mark Gatiss as well.

+ The series will start airing at some point in the autumn, unclear whether it'll be continuous or if there'll be a gap, and whether the Christmas special will fall mid or post-series, but 14 episodes have been commissioned.

+ Guest stars so far include Mark Williams, Rupert Graves, David Bradley and Ben Browder (!). But it looks like both them and Chibnall and Whithouse are all involved in the first three episodes, so after that who knows. I'm certainly holding out for it to get less white dude heavy, much as I'm excited about Browder and Graves in particular!

+ Current tabloid rumours suggest that the Beeb are going to announce Jenna-Louise Coleman [imdb link] as the new companion later this morning. I have no opinion on that until it's confirmed, but if it *is* her then I'm disappointed it's not more of a change from the usual young pretty white girl but she looks adorable and whoever they've cast is no doubt very talented. WE WILL SEE.

+ More as it happens! (... oh shit I need to get back to work /o\)
copracat: Amelia Post grinning (amelia)

[personal profile] copracat 2012-03-21 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember grieving for the loss of Donna as a companion followed by the sheerest joy of The Eleventh Hour with Amelia Pond. I don't hope to have that level of joy, but who knows?