Doctor Who and Co. have been hard at work filming the seventh season, and now that The Ponds have departed – sniff!, umm, just gimme a moment, okay – they’ve moved into the back end of the season which includes a new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. We still know next to nothing about her, what with Steven Moffat being his usual cryptic, misleading self, but now we know her name!
At least we think its her name. Doctor Who TV reporter Ryan Farrell was on set recently and was able to snap a few photos as well as hear Ms. Coleman being called…
Hmm. That’s a rather normal sounding name for a companion Moffat describes as,
Who [Coleman is] 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.
When a new companion comes in it sort of reboots the show a little bit, it makes you look at the Doctor differently, it makes the show feel different, that’s already happening. It’s literally a new beginning, you’re back to chapter one, in a way it’s always a story of someone getting to know the Doctor, and now it’s Jenna’s character. There’s a lot of ways (her character) will be different, but I’m not telling you what they are!
Hmm, indeed. Here’s the images snapped on set.
The photos clearly show a Victorian setting for the episode, or do they? Only the Doctor’s in period clothing, and Jenna-Louise – I mean, Clara is shown in normal, run-of-the-mill, human, 21st century clothing. Is Clara just another human companion? Is she an alien in disguise? Or something more?
Since Coleman’s first episode is the Christmas Special, whatever this episode is it won’t air until 2013. What do you think Clara’s secret is? Is there a hint in first on set images?
It may seem silly how much we fans gripe about the costumes our heroes wear. I mean, look at all the outrage Wonder Woman’s recent costume changes caused. But what these characters wear is an important part of their appeal, it’s how we identify them. Who would Batman be without cape and cowl? Is Spider-Man the same if you can see his face?
So when the first images of Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises were released and she was only in a generic, skin tight, leather body suit, well, it was a little underwhelming. We all thought Anne Hathaway looked damn fine, but it didn’t feel like Catwoman. There wasn’t anything cat-like to the costume at all.
Then Ms. Hathaway shot us all down telling us we’d only seen a fraction of what the suit can do. And the pictures released today prove that, those nifty goggles do become cat ears. Hooray! She is Catwoman. Now I can no longer bitch and moan about not seeing anything catty on her costume and we can get back to what’s important. How damn fine she looks in the skin tight, leather cat suit. Mrowr!
Check out the gallery below for our first glimpse of the complete Catwoman suit.
There’s also a bit of video which might reveal some hints into the Bat/Cat relationship in Christopher Nolan‘s finale. At about the 25 second mark you’ll see Batman hug Catwoman before he runs off into the Batwing, so maybe they’re not at odds in this film like we originally thought. Of course, after the titillating ending of this week’s Catwoman #1, I think the movie has a lot to live up to.
There’s been bits of Game of Thrones news popping up lately, and we’ve neglected to mention any. Shame on us, I know. We’ll be accepting you hate mail shortly. In the meantime, let’s share the latest buzz from Westeros.
As you’re probably well aware, they’re currently filming the second season. Winter-is-Coming.net (a great source for all your up to the minute Game of Thrones news), laid hands on our first look at season two filming. Most importantly, it’s our first look at Emmy winner, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Jerome Flynn (Bronn) on set. Here’s a sample,
This week was also the release of Game of Thrones comic’s first issue. Written by George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham, art by Tommy Patterson with a cover by Alex Ross. Here’s the first page, just to wet your appetite.
To check out the entire, lengthy preview visit Newsarama. It promises to be a fantastic comic, and I’m sure one day will have a beautiful, complete collectors edition we can all drool over.
Finally, did you know they’re making a PC game based on The Song of Ice and Fire book series. Called A Game of Thrones: Genesis, this strategy game “takes place before the events of the novels, in the time of Aegon the Conqueror, and the trailer shows at least one reason why that’s a good thing: dragons!”
The first trailer was just released, watch it below,
Oh! One more thing, in addition to Peter Dinklage snagging his Emmy, the show also won a Creative Arts Emmy for their main title design. Okay, I admit it, this is only an excuse for me to include the show’s opening sequence. But I bet you’ll be watching it again, too. It’s addictive. The music, so good. The cool way they represent the map of Westeros. Perfect.
There’s your update on what’s happening in Westeros. Game of Thrones returns Spring 2011 which is really too far off. Hopefully soon the first season will release on DVD/Blu-ray. Re-watching the first season and rereading the books should tide me over till spring.