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Monday, March 26, 2012

Doctor Who Aggregation

If you listen to my podcast, you know I pretty much said all this stuff in this week's episode, but I feel like blogging on this sunny Monday afternoon, so I may as well repeat myself!

Last week, a whole bunch of news came out about Series 7 of Doctor Who, currently filming in the UK.  The biggest news is the announcement of the Doctor's new companion!  It's already been announced that the next series will the be the last for Amy and Rory, so it'll be time for a new sidekick!

And that new sidekick will be played by...Jenna-Louise Coleman.  Here's the first picture of her in her companion regalia, as released by the BBC.

We don't know much about her character yet, like her character's name, but we did hear that she beat out 500 other candidates in the audition process.  We've been told that in her auditions she could talk faster than even Matt Smith, so that means we'll probably have to watch the episodes in slo-mo to understand what they're saying to each other.

But, with this announcement, comes some sad news.  It was also announced that they're splitting the season up again.  We're going to get the first 5 episodes this fall, they'll take a break for the Christmas special -- in which the new companion will be introduced -- and then the remaining 8 episodes next spring.

It was also revealed that the fifth episode, the one before the Christmas special, will be the final one for Amy and Rory.  They've told us that Amy and Rory's departure will be a big, epic battle with the Weeping Angels.  Says current showrunner Stephen Moffat, "Not everyone gets out alive, and I mean it this time!"

(i.e.  Rory's going to die again.)

One episode that's already been filmed is going to the Old West.   They've been filming it in Spain, which is a great choice because Spain is where they filmed all those classic Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns.  And there's a very special guest star in that episode...Ben Browder, star of the cult-classic sci-fi TV series Farscape and Stargate SG-1.

And, to top things off, the first trailer was released today!  Here's our first glimpse at Series 7!

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