TV News: Confirmation That The Next Series Of DOCTOR WHO Will Be The Last!!! ...(for Amy & Rory)

Written by Animal Johns Friday, 16 December 2011

TV News

Current DOCTOR WHO overlord Steven Moffat has confirmed that we'll have to brace ourselves for some tough farewells come next year, when Amy & Rory Pond exit the show in what he describes only as a "heartbreaking storyline"...

With the average life-span of a companion around the three year mark, this news shouldn't come as much of a surprise, and nor should the news that Karen Gillan is already eyeing a multitude of projects, including a return to stage.

She will next be seen playing the lead role of 60's icon Jean Shrimpton (pictured below) in a BBC drama chronicling the supermodel's relationship with photographer David Bailey.

Moffat would not reveal at what point Gillan and Darvill will end their run, but did have something to say about their eventual replacements...

“...the Doctor is going to meet a new friend and I am not going to tell you about he, she or it.”

Whoa, easy there Steve! Spoiler alert!

How would you like to see the Ponds exit the show? Suggestions for future companions? Who's up for campaigning for the return of Adric? Share your thoughts with your fellow readers in the Comments below or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag

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0 #4 Paul Mount 2011-12-18 17:17
Of course I go to the gym, Rob!! I'm shocked you think this racing snake figure comes reality, I just go swimming at the moment due to various stupid foot/leg injuries I keep inflicting upon myself (I'm this generation's Frank Spencer....look him up, kids). Ah, was quite the runner in my day; nowadays I can barely make it up the stairs!! Old age etc etc...

With you re Dr Who...I do miss that 'lightness' RTD brought to the table, the effortlessness of the characters (I even quite liked Martha in the end) and the thought of Amy leaving has little or no impact on me, much as the 'character' has done since she appeared. Someone a bit warmer and likable next time, please? Laura Haddock would be good because....(Shut up - everyone)
0 #3 Robin Pierce 2011-12-18 14:03
A hearbreaking storyline eh? Well, the Doctor and Rose's split was an emotional one, and when Donna left, it was tragic that the character who'd become so much more than she was at the beginning had to return to being a shallow vapid cow after having her memory wiped. Martha was the easiest to lose because to be honest, she never made that much of an impression. She was Rose-lite. The diet coke of Rose. Just one calorie - not quite enough. I wonder how the Great Moff will tackle this? Frankly, I'm still on the fence with him as show runner. Russell T.Davies' Whedonesque style is still missed in this house.

In other news - Paul goes to the GYM? What the deuce? That's not a requirement for all us middle aged writers is it?

+1 #2 Paul Mount 2011-12-16 17:31
Cards on the table. Laura Haddock (most recently seen in the Inbetweeners movie) for the next Dr Who girl, please!!! I have quite the crush...and she's in Cardiff filming 'Upstairs Downstairs' at the moment (she was at my gym the other week and I missed her, dammit!!!)...sorry, getting a bit carried away there. Anyway (ahem) she gets my vote.
0 #1 J. R. Southall 2011-12-16 17:27
They're intergalactic yoyos. They'll never actually leave. Even killing them off can't achieve it...

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