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    TristaBehr @tristabehr

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    wolfweed @wolfweed
    bjweric @bjweric

    The word in Wales is that… we may have a new companion. “Doctor…  YOU KNOW NOTHING.”

    janetteB @janetteb

    Still waiting for the official announcement however I think it would be be fitting to cast a Welsh actor in the role when Clara does leave. I would also like to see a break from the modern day, family on the estate, kind of character, so maybe a welsh girl from the time of Glyn Dyr or a future/off worlder. I’m assuming that Peter Capaldi’s choice of Susan as the companion from the past he would most prefer is purely a random reply to a random question but I can see why he would make that choice. Perhaps he will encounter the Doctor’s Daughter’s daughter at some point and take her roaming the universe.




    bjweric @bjweric

    @janetteb – for what it’s worth, I think Katherine Jenkins could successfully manage a x-over. She HAS been on Doctor Who before.

    janetteB @janetteb

    Having only seen her in the Christmas Special she did seem a little too saintly for a full time companion but I guess it is all dependant upon the characterisation and acting ability.



    Anonymous @

    @janetteb @bjweric – That’s an interesting list of potential candidates for the next companion (if Jenna is leaving).

    The name that stood out for me was Thomas Sangster who played Tim in Human Nature/The Family of Blood. I think it’s time for both a non-modern day and a male companion so perhaps he could reprise his role and meet up with The Doctor again after World War I has ended.

    Anonymous @

    @bjweric — Oh Christ, no, not Rose Leslie. I really, really don’t like her. I am starting to think that the silence from the Beeb on this matter means that it’s almost certainly true.

    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip


    Silence from the BBC suggests it’s still ‘under negotiation’ rather than a done deal. The only reason for them to remain silent if it is a done deal is that the deal includes the point at which it will be made public.

    I would imagine that her contract always went up to the 2014 Christmas Special in case Peter Capaldi didn’t work out and they had to use the final episode of Series 8 for another regeneration and needed Clara to be cross-over companion again. Moffat certainly planned all the exit-points for his previous cast.

    Post Christmas Special, assuming Capaldi is staying, she either leaves or they re-negotiate the contracts. So it could be this is a planned exit, or still-ongoing negotiations are being blown up into ‘definitely leaving’.

    Anonymous @

    @bjweric @janetteb @jimthefish @bluesqueakpip

    I don’t know if it’s connected to the rumour of Jenna leaving but Doug MacKinnon posted this rather cryptic message on Twitter earlier…

    As it’s the 19th August today I assume he means 18th September.

    Anonymous @

    @bluesqueakpip — yes, that’s all quite plausible and I agree that Moffatt does have exit points for his companions carefully worked out (although we only really have Amy to work from here so that might be over-stretching things) but I’d say that if it was a negotiations ongoing thing then we’d have got the bog-standard ‘there are no plans at this moment‘ line. Absolute silence suggests to that they have a line prepared that they know they’re going to take but have to sit on for the time being.

    I believe Eccleston’s departure was rumbled by his agent putting him up for a job and someone putting two and two together. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this story has come about in a similar way.

    Anonymous @

    @fatmaninabox — yes, that’s interesting. curiouser and curiouser…. (I am assuming he’s not talking about the referendum)…

    Craig @craig

    @fatmaninabox @jimthefish We may have to wait until October 18th. That’s the date of the 9th episode – directed by Mackinnon. It’s title is also interesting but not going to post it here. If you want to know episode titles they are here:

    Of course he could really be talking about the referendum.

    Anonymous @

    @craig, @fatmaninabox — well, he does tweet and retweet often on the subject of the referendum, but maybe we are in fact set for a mid (ish) season surprise….

    galliFRO @gallifro

    omfg, @JimTheFish Rose Leslie as a companion would make me so happy.

    Anonymous @

    @gallifro — Fair enough. Different strokes and all that. Personally I found her one of the more irksome things about the last couple of seasons of Game of Thrones. Also not sure they’d go for another red-headed Scot quite so soon…

    galliFRO @gallifro

    @jimthefish Truth on the redhead thing but the screen incarnation of Ygritte being a stain on the asoiaf-verse has nothing to do with the actor imho.

    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @jimthefish – looking at Jenna Coleman’s interview on the official page – and it’s on the official page, so this is a planned release of information – there is a definite ‘possible exit line’.

    Fairly similar to Susan’s exit line, which may not be coincidental. 😉 Whatever’s going on, this isn’t a sudden ‘by mutual agreement’; they’re either drip feeding information to make the audience think that the possibility of Clara leaving the TARDIS is a real one …

    … or she’s leaving the TARDIS. Either way, this ain’t some unexpected event – it’s been planned long enough for Moffat to have written it into the whole of Series 8.

    (I’ll be interested to see if we can spot a ‘Peter Capaldi in-case-of-emergency’ exit point for the end of Series 8, in the same way that you can spot a ‘Matt Smith in-case-of-emergency’ exit point for Series 5.)

    wolfweed @wolfweed

    bjweric @bjweric

    @gallifro: me too. Rose Leslie sounds like a solid cast choice, though I would have seriously have preferred it if it was Jenna and Rose side by side.

    @bluesqueakpip: hmmm Peter Capaldi… Not working out? Hard to imagine, though that’s a good point about emergency escape ejections…

    galliFRO @gallifro

    Hey @bjweric can I get you guys’ opinions on this infographic I made for my marketing class? It’s kind of still heavily a work in progress. What do you guys think?

    bjweric @bjweric

    @gallifro – looks good… might be the wrong thread for this though, eh? I’ll PM you.

    Brewski @brewski


    I think it’s time for both a non-modern day and a male companion

    I agree!   Only I think it should be Matthew Waterhouse playing Driccy, the evil N-Space counterpart of Adric.


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