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Introducing Clara: Jenna-Louise Coleman gets to work filming the Doctor Who Christmas special
UK Daily Mail ^ | August 9, 2012 | Louise Sanders

Posted on 08/09/2012 5:56:45 AM PDT by C19fan

She bagged the coveted role of the new Doctor Who assistant five months ago, and Jenna-Louise Coleman has now got to work in shooting what is believed to be her debut scenes. The 26-year-old actress will take over from Scottish star Karen Gillan in portraying the Time Lord's new companion, Clara. It is believed the thought Coleman will make her entrance on the BBC sci-fi show's Christmas special, which the former Emmerdale actress began filming scenes for yesterday.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bbc; who
Can't wait for the new assistant and I love when Dr. Who goes Victorian. Too bad the photos of Miss Coleman had her in some winter jacket. :(
1 posted on 08/09/2012 5:57:01 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The Dalek that stole Christmas.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:00:29 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: C19fan

I liked Karen Gillian best.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:01:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I have only watched the re-booted series but I like Martha Jones the best.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:03:07 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

btt


5 posted on 08/09/2012 6:10:52 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan

Another Dr. Who fan here - :)


6 posted on 08/09/2012 6:11:45 AM PDT by Momto2 (I hate it when I wake up and Obama is President.......)
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To: C19fan

My favorite Doctors so far have been David Tennant and Matt Smith.

Really brilliant the way the show was written for ever changing characters.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 6:13:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan
Perhaps showing my age, but K-9 was my favorite Dr Who companion ... and maybe Leela then Martha then, well now, I favor the stunning in my eyes Alex, er, River Song.

I will admit that the theme of Gillan in her different ages (the start of the crack in the wall episodes which are still creeping in even though the Pandorica has been sealed again) is s stroke of genius, and the little girl who plays the younger version has done a good job in that part and even resembles Gillan!

8 posted on 08/09/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hot redheads are always a win. Martha Jones though is the one who deserved a lot more seasons. They didn’t do enough with her on Torchwood either.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 6:15:56 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan
rules, gentlemen....


10 posted on 08/09/2012 6:17:00 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: mnehring

Dr Who shows that you can make a great Sci Fi series without overdoing the special effects. There is absolutely nothing creepier than the angels and they’re statues.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:19:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mr. K
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12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:24:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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I absolutely hate those stupid angels!


13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:40:16 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: mnehring

Well given torchwood was nothing but a gay propoganda piece, as was most of Russel T Davies written episodes, who the hell cares.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:43:43 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: cripplecreek

Tom Baker is the “Sean Connery” of Doctor Who.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:45:37 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, those were the creepiest.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:46:31 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: MHGinTN
and the little girl who plays the younger version has done a good job in that part and even resembles Gillan!

"Still, they're cousins, Identical cousins and you'll find, They laugh alike, they walk alike, At times they even talk alike -- "

Well except for Karen Gillan being somewhat taller than Caitlin Blackwood.

17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:01 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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It seems that just as a companion starts to really settle into the part they are bumped for a new one. Karen is just getting good in the series, yet she is now scheduled for the bump come Christmas 2012? I don't get it, surely she hasn't grown weary of the work!

One last point: Matt Smith is starting to grow on me, like Tom Baker did. Matt is filling out the character in a very constructive and true to the series way.

18 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:52 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SecondAmendment
Tom Baker is the “Sean Connery” of Doctor Who.

Actually, that would be William Hartnell.

19 posted on 08/09/2012 9:30:07 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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> Actually, that would be William Hartnell.

Okay, I didn't mean by chronology, I meant that Tom Baker was the first actor to fully realize the characters potential.

The first three were okay, but I think Tom Baker's was and is still the best (even with the crummy 70s special effects).

20 posted on 08/09/2012 10:35:18 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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When I was dating my wife, my mother made us each a Tom Baker scarf about 18 feet long. Those were the greatest things during winter!


21 posted on 08/09/2012 10:42:11 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: HamiltonJay

Thank you. I just started watching Torchwood and noticed a few gay references, but lately ,end of first season and beginning of season 2, it has become what I would expect soft core porn to be. It really is too bad because it could have been such an interesting series.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 11:58:02 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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Russel T Davies is homosexual, and you have to give him credit for getting Doctor Who back on the air, and he is indeed a very talented writer... HOWEVER, he’s also a propogandous for his lifestyle.. EVERY, and I do mean EVERY episode of Doctor Who made while he was in charge had some sort of gay reference, couple or otherwise in it, every single one, often not suprisingly in sympathetic roles.. They rarely served any purpose to the story, but were thrown in there for propogands purposes.

Torchwood’s main character is “bisexual”, and introduced in Doctor Who.... the entire Torchwood series simply ran with this to the nth degree, everything was in your face and silly whether it be a straight character becoming GAY for a story line, or the underlying unrequited homosexuality between Jack and the other guy, etc etc etc.. the whole things just a propoganda nonsensical piece. If you remove those elements from the series its not a bad series, but its clear that this vehicle was all about propoganda to “normalize” homosexuality in the minds of the masses.

The show was clearly about, put a little bit more in each week to push what people will accept to the point of insanity. This isn’t the only show, currently its nearly impossible to find a prime time TV show without a gay character.. even thought they are 1% of the population at most... You are going to find more homosexual characters on TV than you will Blacks, Asians or Hispanics... right now the entire television industry is going full tilt on forcing homosexuality into your home so your kids will not give it a second thought.. its propoganda on a weekly scale in 5 -10 minute bits.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: MHGinTN

Not a fan of Matt Smith, didn’t like the casting originally and not overly fond of it now... but it is what it is. The companion role is a bit crazy, never know when or where the Doctor will leave one and get another.

I know I’m in the minority on this, but while I enjoyed Tennants run, I really thought Eccleston portrayed a far superior doctor in his brief year reintroducing the character... When I watched the very first episode of the new series, he had me sold the first time I saw that huge grin and heard him declare “Fantastic!” I knew the doctor had truly returned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX2RKJIkwYw


24 posted on 08/09/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

Have you ever had a Cheerwine and Cherries Garcia float? ... Now there’s a vice!


25 posted on 08/09/2012 2:45:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Nope, but I love me some Cheerwine.. Chilled in a glass over Ice... I use that as a special treat at the end of a long day.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 1:04:25 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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