Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Now Joining Team TARDIS...

... is Jenna-Louise Coleman!!

The news broke earlier today (or may have been yesterday - I was away from the computer for a substantial amount of time).  And, really, that's all we know about her.  She's been in "Captain America," which is I recognized her from, though I couldn't recall her character (it was just a bit-part).  Here's video of her being interviewed by Lizo Mzimba of the BBC -

Personally, I think she's adorable.  She's evidently got good chemistry with Matt Smith.  If Steven Moffat is excited about her, then that's good enough for me. (Tangentially - HOORAY FOR "DOCTOR WHO" NEWS!!!!)

A quick word - As with many announcements concerning "Doctor Who," this change-up has been met with, shall we say, immaturity, hatred and blatant stupidity.  People, we don't even know the new companion's name, let alone what kind of character she is, how she's being written, her backstory - hell, we don't even know what planet the girl's from!  So, everyone who's getting their G-strings in a knot and carping about how she's going to be horrible for Reasons X, Y and Z, may I respectfully request that you bug off?  If you're upset about how the Moff has hinted that Amy and Rory are going to depart, that's one thing (Spoilers: It doesn't look good for Team Pond - but that could be Moffat messing with our heads. Again).  But don't take it out on the lady that's coming in after them before she's even filmed a single scene!

For a laugh - here's something someone put together a while ago in response to people bemoaning how various changes had "killed" Doctor Who in the past.  I think we're going to be okay.

Bottom Line: Jenna Coleman's excited, Moffat's excited, I'm excited.  Autumn can't come soon enough!

1 comment:

  1. I agree Chrissy! Unfortunately she might end up with what I'm calling "Martha syndrome" where since she is the 2nd companion (not counting Rory, he's an extension of Amy) of 11. Fans are used to seeing a certain Doctor with a certain companion, and won't be happy regardless.