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In a move that is quite unusual in this Internet age, BBC America will be announcing the new Doctor Who companion this Saturday (April 23rd), hopefully before anyone on the Internet can find out and jump the gun a few days early. As the last episode ended, we found the good Doctor (Peter Capaldi) without a companion as his long time companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) became the girl who both died and lived. Who might this new companion be and when will we see that person on the small screen? (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Doctor Who’ – S9E12 – “Hellbent”

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For an episode that featured Galifrey, the end of time, and two TARDIS’, this Doctor Who finale was an oddly personal tale that brought to a close the Doctor’s time with Clara in a way that wasn’t (only) sad and bittersweet, like most companion departures, but was hopeful as well. Even though it’s a lesson learned a couple of times before, seeing the Doctor face the fact that he can’t break the rules and run away from the consequences, “Hellbent” was definitely an hour of Who with punch. Light on the timey-whimey tom foolery, but heavy on the heart, or hearts, on the above average Whovian. (more…)

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The BBC has now officially confirmed the now almost annually expected rumor that Jenna Coleman was leaving Doctor Who. Once Doctor Who Series 9 airs Coleman will be the longest running Companion since Doctor Who returned to television in 2005. What does the BBC have to say about her departure and how exactly will she be leaving the show, will it be a fond wave goodbye or some tragic, grisly death on a planet we’ve never heard of? (more…)

Jenna Coleman Is Saying Good-Bye To The TARDIS

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You love Doctor Who, right? Of course you do.  After all, the series didn’t survive for over 50 years without a fan base (yes, there were plenty of periods of time within that five decades that did not include DW on television but let’s just ignore those, shall we?).  One of the wonderful aspects of the series is that it continues to change while still remaining fundamentally the same at its core.  One of the ever-changing roles within the TARDIS is that of the Doctor’s companion.  Well, as the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and the upcoming season will bring with it a new companion, as Jenna Coleman, who has played companion Clara Oswald for two seasons, will be leaving the TARDIS for even bigger…Who are we kidding? There really is nothing bigger than the TARDIS, so let’s just leave it at “leaving the TARDIS”. That’s better. (more…)

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The BBC has released a prologue for Series 9 (Yeah, Yeah, Series 9 not Season 9 I get it, I get it.) that poses a hell of a lot more questions than it answers. Not that I expected any answers, that’s not the Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) style or Modus operandi. We do get to see Clarie Higgins back as Ohila, the High Priestess from The Night of the Doctor. I’ve embedded that short below as well. Are you ready to get back in the TARDIS for Series 9? (more…)

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It’s hard to believe but Jenna Coleman’s only done a full season and a half of Doctor Who, but she’s already made an indelible mark on the franchise, and the fans really seem to like her too. The solo Q&A with Coleman was one of the last events of Fan Expo this year, she had done a special ticket Q&A with fellow Who companion Karen Gillan the night before, but there seemed to be plenty of questions left unanswered for Coleman the next day.  (more…)

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The initial run of Doctor Who went for 26 seasons and hundreds of episodes, and even before being revived by the BBC in 2005, it was already the longest running science fiction series in the history of television. So far, the new run of Who has gone for eight seasons, a dozen specials and has a ninth season currently in production for broadcast later this year. But how long can the party go on? Who is more popular than ever internationally, so the BBC would be crazy to pull the plug now, but realistically? Well, showrunner Steven Moffat says that there’s at least five more years left in Nu-Who. At least. (more…)

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Apparently being a burgeoning bad ass in Westeros isn’t good enough for Maisie Williams, nor is, apparently, appearing on just one big TV show. The Game of Thrones actress has been cast for a guest starring role in an episode of the long-running sci-fi series’ ninth season, albeit as what, we’re not exactly sure. She could be a hero, she could be a villain, or she could be some random person that The Doctor helps. On the other hand though, Williams looks quite comfy at the controls of the TARDIS in the picture above, so it begs the question, are we looking at a companion in the making? After all, everyone has two franchises nowadays. (more…)

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While many fans wondered if this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special would be the last appearance of Jenna Coleman‘s companion character Clara Oswald. Amidst the ever bubbling and seemingly on target rumors that persisted the entire last season that Coleman would not be back, it was an easy prediction to get wrong. Now we’ve got confirmation from the lady herself. (more…)