11th Doctor: Matt Smith & the New Doctor Who Companion

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With David Tennant departing from the show, the big news in Doctor Who world early this year was the casting of newcomer Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor (perhaps even overshadowing the other big news that Steven Moffat is replacing Russell T. Davies as head writer). And a couple of months ago it was announced that the new companion will be played by Karen Gillan (who appeared in a bit role in the episode “Fires of Pompeii”); all that is known about the character is that her name is Amy Pond.

In any case, the new season has begun filming, and the first pictures have surfaced. You might notice that Matt is still wearing Tennant’s clothes in this scene. Remember how Tennant looked swimming in that leather jacket of Eccleston’s?

Still not sure how I feel about this injection of youth into the show (especially since Moffat is known for injecting romance in as well, something that Who fans are pretty divided on), but you have to admit that Karen is very attractive.

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16 Responses to 11th Doctor: Matt Smith & the New Doctor Who Companion

    • The next one is so far scheduled for November 21. But BBC is notorious for last minute adjustments. The next after that is Christmas Day, and the last one will be New Year's Day.

    • The next one is so far scheduled for November 21. But BBC is notorious for last minute adjustments. The next after that is Christmas Day, and the last one will be New Year’s Day.

  1. "…but you have to admit that Karen is very attractive."

    Yeah, if another blandly pretty white girl is attractive to you. Personally, I was really digging Martha, her smarts and her ethnicity. As a white guy I'm getting reeeeally tired of seeing white people white people white people everywhere. I know it's the UK, but surely there are a *few* non-white actors who can hang around the Doctor for a spell… right?

    Just my ¥2, but I thought the universe was more varied than this. :

  2. “…but you have to admit that Karen is very attractive.”

    Yeah, if another blandly pretty white girl is attractive to you. Personally, I was really digging Martha, her smarts and her ethnicity. As a white guy I’m getting reeeeally tired of seeing white people white people white people everywhere. I know it’s the UK, but surely there are a *few* non-white actors who can hang around the Doctor for a spell… right?

    Just my ¥2, but I thought the universe was more varied than this. :