Category Doctor Who

10 Questions With… Louise Jameson

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s spoken to me for more than 5 minutes, but I am a Doctor Who fan. In fact, “fan” is being kind. I’m hopelessly obsessed with the show to the point that more than one Who actor has a restraining order out on me.

I first caught the show back in the 80’s, when I was about 12 or 13. Tom Baker was the Fourth Doctor, although I didn’t know at the time that there had been multiple Doctors. I started watching in the middle of an episode that is still my favorite, The Talons of Weng Chiang. The first face I saw was Louise Jameson, as Leela. I loved Leela. Though I had no concept at the time of what a “Companion” was, later I would find that she was a very different sort of companion for the Doctor...

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Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who now available

Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who has been released. Essays from 80 different writers have been collected in this compendium of the companions that have traveled with the Doctor. Christopher Minori was was excited to have been invited to contribute an essay to the non-fiction book.

“I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who since I was 12, so to get a chance to be part of this project was a dream come true.”

Children of Time is available here at Amazon.com.

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Introducing Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor

If you’re a Doctor Who fan like me (well, not like ME; you don’t want to be that obsessive), then you know that the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi will be leaving the show and will be regenerating into the 13th Doctor. Well, BBC announced it after Wimbledon on Sunday. For the first time in its 54 years, the Doctor will be a woman. Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch, Black Mirrors) was introduced as the 13th Doctor!

Not all, but many male fans of the show are up in arms, some claiming they’re going to stop watching the show (good riddance). I hope this doesn’t sound sexist, but the rumor had been that the next Doctor would be a woman, and I really didn’t want it to be...

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Farewell, Clara

The following contains spoilers. Anyone who has not seen Doctor Who, Season 9, Episode 10, “Face the Raven”, then skip this right now. Or don’t, but be prepared to be spoiled.

In the premiere episode of Capaldi’s Doctor, he said, “I’ve lived for over two thousand years, and not all of them have been good.” In fact, some of them have been down-right tragic. In those two thousand years, The Doctor has had roughly 54 companions (the count varies, depending on who is arguing the point). Of those, five had died before the events of “Face the Raven”. And now we add Clara Osbourne to that list.

To be honest, I’m someone who had grown tired of Clara’s character. I loved her as the Impossible Girl, helping to clear up the Doctor’s timelines of all of his regenerations...

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Meeting Michelle Gomez

I was fortunate enough to meet Michelle Gomez at Timegate (Doctor Who convention). She was awesome in season 8 last year as the Mistress (The latest regeneration of the Master). One thing I don’t understand is how the Mistress got this regeneration from. She had used up all of hers and was forced to steal other Timelords’, but with Gallifrey missing…?

Timegate usually happens in May. Find out more here.

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Doctor Who Spoilers – River Song returns in season 9!

Doctor Who fans will rejoice that Steven Moffet has confirmed the return of Dr River Song in Season 9. “It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure,” a brief synopsis that came with the announcement reads. “Time traveller River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.”

Since Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor, I’ve suspected he would turn out to be River’s Doctor, especially as she told both the 10th and 11th Doctors that her Doctor was much older. Now we’ll get a chance to see if I was right.

Read all about it HERE.

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