the doctor must never reach trenzalore.
The only mystery worth solving.
“The original companion was going to be very much the Victorian governess we saw at Christmas,” Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman told Radio Times, while discussing the genesis of his most recent story, Cybermen vehicle Nightmare in Silver.
“Doctor Who has its own peculiar way of being written, so I started writing it about 14 months ago. I wrote about the first ten pages and then they said they’d changed the companion from what I was expecting to something else.
“We decided they can do more weird stuff if it’s now the contemporary third incarnation so I had to reshape it so it wasn’t the governess.”
Clara. My Clara
The Doctor and Clara find a Bafta in the TARDIS - The British Academy Television Awards 2013
The Doctor and Clara reflect on how little they know about each other.
Watch The Name of the Doctor, the series finale, on BBC One on Saturday 18th May at 7pm, and on:
Saturday 18th May
BBC America — 8/7c
Space (Canada) — 8/5e
Sunday 19th May
ABC (Australia) — 7.30pm
BBC Entertainment (South Africa) — 7pm
BBC Entertainment (Poland) — 6pm
Note: in the UK ‘Series’ is the same as a US ‘Season’.
Every time I see Clara kicking butt or exploring a new world with the Doctor, I keep picturing Oswin.
Oswin, the sad and lonely girl trapped in a living hell for a year, who wanted so desperately to see the world but never got the chance. The girl who begged the Doctor to rescue her and “show her the stars” only to be ripped from a reality she created and burned in a haze of sacrifice and courage.
And in tonight’s episode when the Cybermen couldn’t find information on the Doctor, I hope he was thinking of Oswin and when she saved his life.
So, there’s been a reference to each Doctor’s era in chronological order since The Rings of Akhaten. If this holds true, there should be a mention of Six’s in Nightmare in Silver, and Seven’s in the finale…
“Doctor Who” star Jenna-Louise Coleman has been warned. She knows that two months from now, fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego will line up in the thousands, camping overnight outside the city’s convention center to secure seats for the annual panel devoted to the BBC TV sensation. Many will wield sonic screwdrivers or wear Dalek costumes, and more than a few will come dressed as Coleman’s character, Clara.
But back in March, the hype hadn’t caught up with her.
“Everyone wants to know, ‘Has your life changed since joining the show?’” Coleman said over a lunch of baby beets and tangerine at downtown Los Angeles’ Lazy Ox Canteen. “And I’m like, ‘No, not really.’ I just go to Cardiff, and I do mad things and experience mad stuff on set, and then I come back to my London life, which suddenly seems more boring because I’ve been blasting Cybermen.”
There’s also a gallery of pics including the one above.