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Doctor Who: Karen Gillan speaks out about “surreal” Christmas return!


Following her brief return to Doctor Who last Christmas, Karen Gillan has spoken out about the “surreal” experience!

Fans of the hit BBC family sci-fi series will know how Gillan played companion Amy Pond alongside 11th Time Lord Matt Smith from 2010 till 2012 when she bowed out of the show.
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Doctor Who: Former companion Karen Gillan says Steven Moffat isn’t sexist!


Ever since Matt Smith announced his decision to quit Doctor Who last June there has been a huge debate amongst fans with regards to the gender of his replacement.

Many thought that the appointment of the 12th Time Lord should mark a monumental leap forward for the show by casting either the first black or female actor in the iconic role.
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Doctor Who: Former companion Karen Gillan says Peter Capaldi is “cool” choice for 12th Time Lord!

Karen Gillan is leaving Doctor Who

Former Doctor Who companion, Karen Gillan has spoken out about the new appointment of Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who.

Capaldi was announced earlier in the year as taking over from current the Time Lord during this Christmas Day Special after Matt Smith announced his decision to leave the popular BBC family sci-fi series back in June.
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Former Doctor Who companion, Karen Gillan, shaves head for new role in Guardians Of The Galaxy!

Karen Gillan is leaving Doctor Who

Former Doctor Who star, Karen Gillan, has shaved her head for her role in the new Marvel movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The actress, who was renowned for her long flame coloured locks playing Doctor Who companion Amy Pond, debuted her new look at the recent San Diego Comic Con, as Digital Spy reports.
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Doctor Who: Arthur Darvil says ‘Doctor Who is such a different job to any other’ and Toby Whitehouse admits he would like to be show runner!

After we reported earlier this week that Doctor Who mastermind, Steven Moffat, has ruled out a return for Amy Pond and Rory Williams, the actor who plays Rory, Arthur Darvil, has revealed how different working on the hit BBC sci-fi family entertainment show to any other job you could have.

Arthur Darvil became a household name when acting alongside Karen Gillan as Rory Williams and his wife Amy Pond, the previous companions of the current Doctor Who (Matt Smith).
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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat says he has “no plans” to bring back Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill)!

Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as Amy and Rory

It would seem that Doctor Who writer, Steven Moffat, has no plans to bring back show favourites Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams.

With the 50th anniversary plans well underway for later this year, there were many a rumour floating around at who may make a comeback to help the Doctor celebrate this momentous land-mark occasion, with Rory (Arthur Darvil) and Amy (Karen Gillan) looking like dead certs.
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National Television Awards 2013: Shortlists revealed, and voting open!

With the 18th National Television Awards only two weeks away all the votes in the public choice categories have been counted and a short list has now been released for you to vote for your favourites!

The National Television Awards is a celebration of the last year on our television sets from soap’s to comedy, drama to factual, and whilst many of the awards are decide by an independent panel, the following 14 awards are left for you, the voting public to decide.
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Doctor Who star Jenna Louise Coleman says she’s not trying to fill Karen Gillan’s shoes and is on her own “journey”

Fans of Doctor Who will of course know that Karen Gillan left the show and her role as sidekick Amy Pond during the hit show’s last series…

And taking on the role of the Doctor’s new companion, Clara Oswin, is former Emmerdale star Jenna Louis Coleman, who says that she has no intention of trying to step into Karen’s shoes on the show.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the role, Jenna said, “I watched the five episodes that went out recently as we were filming.

“It was strange to watch their goodbye as I was doing the beginning – and interesting to see where it left the Doctor as well.”

And of playing Clara, who we’ll meet in the show’s Christmas special The Snowmen – which will air on the BBC on Christmas Day – Jenna said, “There’s no way to consider [being Clara] other than something totally different… Read more & comment »

Doctor Who: Steven Moffatt says there will be no return for Amy Pond!

Doctor Who head honcho, Steven Moffat has ruled any possibility of show favourite, Amy Pond making a return to the show.

Fans of the show will know how Amy, and her onscreen husband, Rory (Arthur Darvil), were written out of the hugely successful BBC sci-fi show earlier this year, with former Emmerdale actress, Jenna-Louise Coleman stepping in to replace Amy, played by Karen Gillan, as the Time lord, Matt Smith’s, new side kick.
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Doctor Who – The Angels Take Manhattan: Amy and Rory’s last episode is full of style but not as memorable as I thought it would be

The Doctor says goodbye to the Ponds

Near the beginning of this week’s Doctor Who, the last before the mid-season break, The Doctor rips out the page of the current detective novel he’s obsessed with as he doesn’t like endings which is an ironic statement to make as we all know this is the end of the road for companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

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Doctor Who: “The tears you’ll see are real” says Karen Gillan of her on-screen departure as Amy Pond

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, which is of course entitled, The Angels Take Manhattan, sees the departures of Amy Pond and Rory Williams, and in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Karen Gillan – who of course plays Amy – has revealed that the tears we’ll see on-screen were in fact real.

Describing her exit from the show as “highly emotional” she told the paper that she in fact wept for a fortnight after she filmed her final scenes as the Doctor’s sidekick.

She said, “I just can’t believe it’s real. I have just always thought in my head I am in the show until the final episode airs, so I thought I had loads of time.

“But now it is approaching.

“It is a really weird sensation because I can’t wait to see the episode and can’t wait for everyone else to see it – but I don’t want it to air at the same time… Read more & comment »

Doctor Who – The Power of Three: Amy and Rory consider their options in this interesting episode with some treats for older fans

As all Doctor Who fans know this run of episodes will conclude with the last time we’ll see companions Amy and Rory and over the past few weeks hints have been dropped to why the couple will want to depart the Tardis. Over the past three episodes we have seen The Doctor visit the Ponds on a less regular basis, while they seem more eager to get back to their regular lives commenting at the end of last week’s mission that their friends will be wondering why they are rapidly aging. These themes come to a head at the start of this week’s episode, which is narrated by Amy, as Rory points out that they have two lives – regular life and Doctor life with the former not really getting a look in with the couple realising that they have to choose but just not straight away. We are told though that this was the only time that The Doctor stuck around as it was the year of the slow invasion.

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Doctor Who: This Saturday’s episode, A Town Called Mercy, (PICTURES)

Calling all Doctor Who fans, we have the latest gossip instalment regarding the new series!

The latest episode is a Wild West adventure, and has been written by Being Human creator, Toby Whithouse!
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Doctor Who – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship: The Doctor reunites with The Ponds and Rory’s dad in an episode that is full of fun

Doctor Who: Dinosaurs On A SpaceshipThe first episode of this series of Doctor Who was dominated by the revelation that latest companion Jenna-Louise Coleman appeared earlier than anticipated and that her character had already been turned into a Dalek. Though Asylum Of The Daleks was a success for me at least it was dominated by this big twist, with Steven Moffatt later praising us journalists for keeping the secret, as well as all of the drama involving Amy and Rory’s marriage. There’s no denying that there were some lighter moments in last week’s episode but they were few and far between so thankfully in this next instalment the programme’s sense of fun has been restored but then you would think nothing less of an episode entitled Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.

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Who is the sexiest Doctor Who companion ever? Amy, Rose, Martha, Donna or newbie Clara?

In today’s online edition of The Sun’s TV Biz, the paper is running a poll asking which of Doctor Who’s companions is “the sexiest” out of five contenders…

So is it Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble or new sidekick, Clara Oswin?

We of course briefly met Clara (Jenna Louise Coleman) in the debut episode of series seven which aired on Saturday, which came as a pleasant surprise since we had thought that Clara would be introduced in the Christmas special.

You can click here to go vote in the Sun’s poll, but I figured we might have one of our own here – via the comments box – to see which of these lovely ladies you guys find the hottest!

Amy, who’s played by Karen Gillan, is of course still featuring on the show, but she will make her departure during this series… Read more & comment »