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..Doctor Who fans shocked as Time Lord's new assistant makes screen debut months early
UK Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2012 | Paul Revoir

Posted on 09/03/2012 5:51:16 AM PDT by C19fan

It's par for the course in Doctor Who for the hero himself to appear at unexpected times, but his latest companion seems to be making an attempt to upstage the Time Lord.

Jenna-Louise Coleman surprised fans of the BBC1 drama by popping up in the first episode of the new series – four months before her expected debut as the Doctor’s latest sidekick.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: doctorwho
I watched the season premier on BBC America. I was very pleansantly surprised. Will this appearance have any relation to when Miss Coleman becomes the new companion? :)
1 posted on 09/03/2012 5:51:21 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Wasn’t she the Dalek?


2 posted on 09/03/2012 6:00:29 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; KevinDavis
Maybe Moffit was playing a media game and she was just a one-episode companion role like some others have? Otherwise, he is going to go back and rescue her before she is turned into a Dalek and then she won't be able to help him with the asylum planet which means he won't live to go back and save her from becoming a Dalek so she will be alive to help him on the asylum planet so he lives to go back and save her from becoming a Dalek which prevents her from saving him on the asylum planet......

The character was cool though....and she has some great curves.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 6:01:23 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan
DO NOT CLICK IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE EPSODE YET! MAJOR SPOILER IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH!

Not that you couldn't see it coming in advance if you were paying attention.

4 posted on 09/03/2012 6:02:52 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes. She crashed landed on the asylum planet, the daleks “fully converted” her but she retained enough of her humanity to fight back,


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:03:16 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Since she didn’t interact with any of the main cast, they could have put anyone in there at the last minute without anyone knowing.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:04:33 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: C19fan

7 posted on 09/03/2012 6:07:03 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: C19fan

“The old team: The Doctor, played by Matt Smith, with his former assistant Karen Gillan, played by Amy Pond”

Caption fail, Dailymail!


8 posted on 09/03/2012 6:08:03 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: C19fan

The part she played was integral to the episode. That is hardly a ‘pop in’ appearance.

The part she played will most like be integral to her becoming the new companion. Doctor Who did seem to have a moment of sadness when he discovered that she had actually been assimilated.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 6:11:09 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: C19fan

Considering the rampant and aggressive homosexuality of Russel T Davies and in the Torchwood spinoff, I’m surprised the new companion is actually a female...


10 posted on 09/03/2012 6:12:19 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Davies left as writer and producer a couple of years ago. Steve Moffat is the writer now and has been the executive producer since 2009.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 6:16:44 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: VanDeKoik

lol.

her actual name on the show is Amelia Pond!

heh


12 posted on 09/03/2012 6:19:59 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

“Considering the rampant and aggressive homosexuality of Russel T Davies and in the Torchwood spinoff”

This.

I tried to like Torchwood but couldn’t hack the “in your face” homosexuality. I turned it off years ago. The new gal is a cutie though. I caught the show entirely by accident channel surfing.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 6:22:27 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: TomGuy; KevinDavis

So will her regular character be the twin sister? will the first one be her future self? or will DW be rehabbing her back to human?


14 posted on 09/03/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Oh dam!!!


15 posted on 09/03/2012 6:32:32 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: mnehring

Not if she was his assistant before she became assimilated.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 6:33:16 AM PDT by american_ranger
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To: american_ranger

Which would explain why she was so brilliant.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 6:36:49 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Considering the rampant and aggressive homosexuality of Russel T Davies and in the Torchwood spinoff, I’m surprised the new companion is actually a female...

I mostly liked Torchwood, but you're right on target about how the foolishly gratuitous flaunting of homosexuality and perversion at every turn was a distracting non-sequitur that damaged the series

I have only seen a couple episodes of the newer Dr. Who series - I have it available to view on demand through Amazon Prime - is it worth starting at the beginning, or is there a better place to hop onboard? I had a nagging feeling while viewing Torchwood that I was missing something by not having started by watching all of Dr. Who first.

18 posted on 09/03/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: mnehring

Maybe she’ll be the companion AS a Dalek;
the Doctor going back and saving her just before
the asylum planet was blown up, and the Daleks
will still not remember him.

(But then... that just makes me think
“Danger! Will Robinson!!”.... )


19 posted on 09/03/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: Zeppo
You need to start from the beginning of this run to really get it all. If you do not want to do that then you need to start at season five when the eleventh doctor shows up.

Do not skip the Christmas specials.

20 posted on 09/03/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Zeppo

I got interested in Dr Who in a round-about way.

I never watched the original, because I lived in several areas that did not have PBS.

About a decade ago, I got interested in a SciFi series called Special Unit 2 — a special force that went after bad aliens. It was a comedy-drama.

Then I heard about Torchwood and that it, too, was good guys chasing bad aliens. I watched it. It made numerous references and sort of filled in a lot of info on Dr Who.

Thus, I started watching the ‘new’ Dr Who series with Christopher Eccleston. He was the Doctor for only about one season. Then came David Tennant and later Matt Smith.

I am hooked.

I also liked the Saturday morning children’s series, The Sarah Jane Adventures — which was also good gal chasing bad aliens. I didn’t realize at the time but Sarah Jane Smith [Elisabeth Sladen] was one of the companions in the original Doctor Who series.

==

Start with the Christopher Eccleston era. Many later episodes refer back to things/aliens/cultures/events in the original and earlier ‘new’ series episodes.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 7:29:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

The Christmas specials are the best. Especially after Moffat took over. (He did the Christmas Carol & Lion Witch and Wardrobe take-offs).


22 posted on 09/03/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan

I thought that was her, and was confused at the end of the episode, but then, there’s time travel, so...

Anyway, I loved the new episode. It had it all. Comedy, fun, mystery, pathos. Seeing all of those Daleks was so thrilling! And asking the Doctor for his help, too, was really cool (though, of course, you know the Daleks were playing him), and then their response to him at the end was tremendously satisfying! Moffet is a genius. I hope he can retain this level of story-telling.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 7:56:13 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: TomGuy
I thought Elisabeth Sladen looked better in her show than she did from the 70s Dr. Who. Was sad to hear about her death.

I loved Special Unit 2. It's run shows up on TV about twice a year.

24 posted on 09/03/2012 8:02:21 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Zeppo

I tend to dip in and out. You’d be better off asking one of the harder-core fans here. I have only watched one or two episodes of Torchwood. It got tiresome very quickly.

Personally, I’m more looking forward to series X of ‘Red Dwarf’ coming out in October...


25 posted on 09/03/2012 8:07:03 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Zeppo

If you want to watch Torchwood, just watch it. Doctor Who doesnt factor into it that much except for Captain Jack and how he got to be immortal. I wholeheartedly recommend season 3 and 4 especially. I might need to watch 1 and 2 so I can see it all.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 8:07:51 AM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Where does that air? I saw a few episodes in Saudi Arabia on the Star network. Only caught a couple here on an indy station in Atlanta.
27 posted on 09/03/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: C19fan

Cool, I liked her. While I liked Amy well enough (except for her almost-incessant yelling of “Doctor!”), I won’t miss Rory one bit.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 8:54:08 AM PDT by mancini
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Early October on Dave, although it should be available on the internet on http://watchseries.eu soon afterwards for those who don’t live in the UK...


29 posted on 09/03/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
I tend to dip in and out. You’d be better off asking one of the harder-core fans here. I have only watched one or two episodes of Torchwood. It got tiresome very quickly.

I quickly became enamored of Eve Myles (and her lovely Welsh accent), and ended up watching the episodes of the first three seasons rapid-fire and often back to back, over the course of less than two weeks.

The first three seasons of Torchwood are free on Amazon Prime while the fourth has a small charge for viewing each episode, so I will probably end up waiting until I have gone through the free episodes of Dr. Who before jumping in to the fourth season.

30 posted on 09/03/2012 10:28:53 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: C19fan

Spoiler in the Headline? Fortunately I do not watch That show, but still.


31 posted on 09/03/2012 2:13:39 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: C19fan

I have been a Whovian for a couple of decades, I wish there was more of the real classic Whos available.

I saw the pemier and yes she is quite a fox with a perky gung ho attitude.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 2:30:52 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Eye of Unk

Have you checked Netflix? They have a lot of the old series available.


33 posted on 09/03/2012 2:45:00 PM PDT by mnehring
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