Doctor Who Gets a New Companion At Year’s End

This may not be news to all of you but it surely was news to me (sorry I took a week hiatus) but I just found out that Karen Gillan, the Doctor’s companion for the past two years is leaving the show.  Turns out as of today they’ve already replaced her.  According to The Hollywood Reporter they’ve cast Jenna-Louise (Jenna) Coleman as the new companion.  Jenna will join the show starting at the end of 2012 with the annual Christmas special.

Let me tell you how sad I am to see her go.  There have been a lot of companions since Doctor Who came back in 2005 (and I’ve certainly seem them all) and Amy Pond (Karen’s character) may not even be the best but I’ve grown quite fond of her.  It might be because she’s a ginger (I’m very fond of gingers) though it’s probably because she started out as the strongest female character on the show (besides River Song) and continued to be that way all throughout her time on the series.  She had some darn scenes and lines along ghte way.  She will be missed.

As for the new companion I’m not sure if you know her as I don’t.  You may have seen her face in this past summer’s Captain America movie.  It’s not a bad thing casting an unknown as you sometimes get the best actors/actresses that way.  So I have high hopes for the new companion.  Steven Moffat (the producer) even went on record saying that the chemistry between her and Matt Smith (the Doctor) is also very good.  High hopes indeed.

We’ll have to wait until the 2012 Christmas special to see her in action.  In the mean time we’ll have to watch reruns on BBC America as the filming of the 7th series is underway right now.  It’s also the 50th anniversary of the show so let’s get excited.  Enjoy!