Personality Quiz: Could you survive as The Doctor’s companion?

via Anglophenia:

So, here’s the deal. All you have to do is answer the following 10 questions as honestly as you can, and then we’ll tell you if you made it to the end of your prospective trip aboard the TARDIS with your wits, looks and body intact.

Note: no actual psychology has been used in the creation of this quiz. There again, Time Lords aren’t really real either.

Click through to take the test.

BBC News - Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm dies

If you want a full sense of Mary Tamm, check out this BBC piece honoring her life’s work.

The actress played Romana, a Time Lady from the Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey, alongside Tom Baker’s Doctor and his robot dog K-9 in a season of six connected stories in 1978-9.

Her first story, The Ribos Operation, saw her join the Tardis crew on a quest to find the six scattered segments of the Key to Time.

Romana’s other adventures included a story called The Pirate Planet, written by Douglas Adams, and The Stones of Blood, which was the 100th story since the sci-fi show started in 1963.

When you start that story [of the companion] again, you’ve got a fresh take on it. You’ve got someone who’s bemused by him, who doesn’t know he has two hearts, and you meet him again through their eyes.
'Doctor Who' exec Steven Moffat on the later introduction of Jenna Coleman's new companion

Happy Birthday to Maureen O’Brien (Vicki, companion of the First Doctor)
doctorwhogifs:

Happy Birthday, Maureen O’Brien!

Happy Birthday to Maureen O’Brien (Vicki, companion of the First Doctor)

doctorwhogifs:

Happy Birthday, Maureen O’Brien!

Sarah Jane Smith.

Sarah Jane Smith.

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I know what my introduction is, And I have a general idea of where we’re going to go. There’s definitely a story arc. It sounds really interesting, really exciting. I don’t think anything’s been done like it before, but there are lots of secrets and intrigue, and I think it’s going to throw and confuse a lot of people, and surprise a lot of people.
Jenna-Louise Coleman on her Doctor Who debut.

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A Companion To The Doctor’s Companions: Liz Shaw

Hats off to whichever Doctor Who script-writer who came up with the idea of exiling the Doctor to Earth and having him work for UNIT at the beginning of his third incarnation. Especially the Third Doctor. The First would simply not have put up with the indignity, the Second would probably rather have wandered off to learn an eccentric circus skill after a few days on the job,  whereas the charmingly superior Third rather suits his capacity as scientific advisor to the Brigadier.
The only trouble is, the job had already gone to someone else, and another doctor, to boot. Enter Dr. Elizabeth Shaw – played by Caroline John – expert in meteorites, physics and medicine, who has arrived hot-foot from Cambridge university to assist the taskforce in their dealings with extra-terrestrial forces.

read the rest at Anglophenia

A Companion To The Doctor’s Companions: Liz Shaw

Hats off to whichever Doctor Who script-writer who came up with the idea of exiling the Doctor to Earth and having him work for UNIT at the beginning of his third incarnation. Especially the Third Doctor. The First would simply not have put up with the indignity, the Second would probably rather have wandered off to learn an eccentric circus skill after a few days on the job,  whereas the charmingly superior Third rather suits his capacity as scientific advisor to the Brigadier.

The only trouble is, the job had already gone to someone else, and another doctor, to boot. Enter Dr. Elizabeth Shaw – played by Caroline John – expert in meteorites, physics and medicine, who has arrived hot-foot from Cambridge university to assist the taskforce in their dealings with extra-terrestrial forces.

read the rest at Anglophenia

It is settled…

wholockism:

…next time I go to Marks&Spencer I will spend at least 5 minutes standing there with an avocado in my hand.

You know. They might be magical. Maybe the magical avocado makes you into a companion of the Doctor.

…Worth trying.

#magical avocado

(Source: queenofriot)

The Great Jenna-Louise Coleman Roundup Super Post.
First: thanks to everyone for hanging in there today as this blog became a Jenna-Louise Coleman Appreciation Blog. It’s been two years since the last companion change. Moments like this are rare so we have to make the most of it.
As most of you should know by now, actress Jenna-Louise Coleman was announced as The Doctor’s next companion beginning with the 2012 Christmas Special.
So who is Jenna-Louise Coleman? So glad you asked!
She’s 25 and from Blackpool. She’s 5’2” and has brown hair (cosplay just got that much easier for anyone who’s not ginger.)
She’s been in a bunch of British television including the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and the BBC One drama Waterloo Road.

Later this month she’ll appear in an ITV dramatic miniseries about the sinking of the Titanic. The title of the series is ‘Titanic’.

She’s also the voice of Melia in Xenoblade for Wii.
You can see clips of her work on other shows over at Anglophenia.
Best of all, according to Steve Moffat, she’s clever:

"I think she’s possibly the only person I’ve ever heard go faster than Matt."

When she found out that she got the part, she was in a store holding an avocado.

This has led to a good-hearted but comical Whovian takeover of the ‘avocado’ tag on Tumblr thus confusing healthspo/thinspo Tumblrs everywhere.

Here is a BBC video interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman just after the announcement.
David Tennant approves as do former Classic Who companions Katy Manning and Anneke Wills. Matt is so excited that he sent her a very Matt-sounding text.
We assume he sent it before he and Arthur started posting pictures to Twitter and Instagram.

Yes it is, Arthur. Yes. It. Is.
Speaking of Twitter, Jenna doesn’t have one. Yet.

Beware of imposters.
The media had their reactions and the fandom on Tumblr had theirs. We liked the fandom’s better.

Steven Moffat says that when Jenna’s character meets The Doctor, it will be “one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters”. 
Also, there was news about episode count for series 7:

There will be 6 episodes this year, including the Christmas Special, then 8 next year. Again, Jenna’s character will first be seen at Xmas.

And Steven Moffat revealed a big spoiler >DO NOT CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK!!!< which we hid behind a ‘Read more’.
So that’s it for today. We’re sure that we’ll have more as the days and months go on.
Welcome to the family, Jenna-Louise Coleman. We’re all a bit mad here and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Great Jenna-Louise Coleman Roundup Super Post.

First: thanks to everyone for hanging in there today as this blog became a Jenna-Louise Coleman Appreciation Blog. It’s been two years since the last companion change. Moments like this are rare so we have to make the most of it.

As most of you should know by now, actress Jenna-Louise Coleman was announced as The Doctor’s next companion beginning with the 2012 Christmas Special.

So who is Jenna-Louise Coleman? So glad you asked!

She’s 25 and from Blackpool. She’s 5’2” and has brown hair (cosplay just got that much easier for anyone who’s not ginger.)

She’s been in a bunch of British television including the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and the BBC One drama Waterloo Road.

Later this month she’ll appear in an ITV dramatic miniseries about the sinking of the Titanic. The title of the series is ‘Titanic’.

She’s also the voice of Melia in Xenoblade for Wii.

You can see clips of her work on other shows over at Anglophenia.

Best of all, according to Steve Moffat, she’s clever:

"I think she’s possibly the only person I’ve ever heard go faster than Matt."

When she found out that she got the part, she was in a store holding an avocado.

This has led to a good-hearted but comical Whovian takeover of the ‘avocado’ tag on Tumblr thus confusing healthspo/thinspo Tumblrs everywhere.

Here is a BBC video interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman just after the announcement.

David Tennant approves as do former Classic Who companions Katy Manning and Anneke Wills. Matt is so excited that he sent her a very Matt-sounding text.

We assume he sent it before he and Arthur started posting pictures to Twitter and Instagram.

Yes it is, Arthur. Yes. It. Is.

Speaking of Twitter, Jenna doesn’t have one. Yet.

Beware of imposters.

The media had their reactions and the fandom on Tumblr had theirs. We liked the fandom’s better.

Steven Moffat says that when Jenna’s character meets The Doctor, it will be “one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters”. 

Also, there was news about episode count for series 7:

There will be 6 episodes this year, including the Christmas Special, then 8 next year. Again, Jenna’s character will first be seen at Xmas.

And Steven Moffat revealed a big spoiler >DO NOT CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK!!!< which we hid behind a ‘Read more’.

So that’s it for today. We’re sure that we’ll have more as the days and months go on.

Welcome to the family, Jenna-Louise Coleman. We’re all a bit mad here and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

(Source: fuckyeahjennacoleman)

Interviewer: "What was your reaction when they first told you that you had the part, and where were you?"

Jenna-Louise Coleman: "I was in Marks and Spencers holding an avocado, having a debate about what goes best in an salmon salad."

oscarstardis:

#The moment the fandom fell in love

Dear Jenna-Louise

First: welcome to the family. Second: just in case you’re still wondering about what goes best in a salmon salad, here’s a recipe. Enjoy!

Fresh Smoked Salmon Avocado Salad

  • 8 ounces smoked salmon
  • One bag mixed salad leaves
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • curled carrot strips
  • 2-4 black olives
  • sprouts to taste
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoons freshly-chopped chives
  • garnish with lime wedges

Share the salad leaves between four serving plates and top with the avocado, tomato, olives, sprouts, and carrots strips. Arrange the smoked salmon on top.

To make the dressing, whisk together the avocado oil or olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and chives. Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle over the salads. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve at once.

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Former Doctor Who companions Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Anneke Wills (Polly Wright) tweet about Jenna-Louise Coleman

The new Dr who girl must be absolutely thrilled ! I remember how blown away I was 40 odd years ago xx

What great news! I was only talking about her the other day. Looking forward to seeing Jenna-Louise in action. Welcome to the family! x

David Tennant on the Radio One Breakfast Show Marchg 21, 2012
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David Tennant on the Radio One Breakfast Show Marchg 21, 2012

Click through for audio clips

"Do you see them all there, freaking out about who is going to be your replacement?"

nervoustruth:

New companion? x

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Jenna-Louise Coleman got a text from Matt Smith this morning, also: when she got the news she was in the produce aisle holding an avocado.

From The Guardian:

Coleman, who is due to start work on the show next weekend, has had to keep the news of her new role secret. “A few members of my family knew but it’s a huge relief today to be able to phone up my flatmate and tell them,” she said.

"I’ve had a few conversations with Matt who’s been amazing. He texted me this morning wishing me good luck and ‘We’ll have the best time ever,’ I think were his words. So he’s been very supportive and very excited.

Saying she was a fan of the show, the actor said that David Tennant and Billie Piper were probably the Doctor and companion she was most fond of – alongside Smith and Gillan, of course.

Coleman won her part on the show after impressing with her chemistry with Smith.

Coleman, who is 25 and from Blackpool, said that she hopes she is prepared for the huge interest that surrounds the show and the pressures that brings but is trying to focus on the job. “What I feel really comfortable with is the meetings that I’ve had with Matt and how much fun we had,” she said.

"That is what I’m focusing on and why I can’t wait to get on set, and read all the scripts and just start doing my job really," she said. "So I think I’m trying not to really look at those pressures and just be excited about the job in itself."

The actor found she’d got the job while she was in Marks & Spencer buying the ingredients for a salad. "I was in Marks & Spencers holding an avocado," she laughed. “I put my basket down and left Marks & Spencers. But I couldn’t tell anyone so I went for a bit of a walk and tried to digest. It was really quite surreal.”

Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.
Steven Moffat on how The Doctor will meet the new companion.



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