There was exciting news released late last week for Doctor Who fans. First came the announcement of the Doctor’s (as of yet unnamed) new companion, played by actress Jenna-Louise Coleman.
That’s her on the right rocking that very Bill Cosby-esque sweater. She will be replacing current companions Amy and Rory Pond– who will leave the show during the first half of Series 7. Jenna-Louise will first appear in the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special.
The other big bit of Who News? The release of the teaser trailer for the upcoming series. It seems the trailer compiles moments from more than a few of the new episodes– while also pulling predominantly from one ep that occurs in the Old West. Some might say these western scenes look like the Doctor’s adventures are still continuing to pander to the series “new” American audience… But since I don’t mind seeing the Doctor and his companions exploring the wild, wild West (or any other time period or planet)– you’ll hear no such complaints from me.
One bit of weirdness in the trailer is the quick scene showing the Doctor holding a revolver. It may just be me, but two characters who just shouldn’t be pointing guns at people are Batman and The Doctor. It doesn’t feel right. But I am sure there is a perfectly valid reason for the Time Lord doing so. I have faith in Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who Series 7 premieres this fall.
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