If you have a hat, hold on to it for a fully featured fantastical Freema flavoured festival of fun. Or news. Doctor Who news, at Kasterborous, told like it is….

First off there’s a smashing selection of the new Martha Jones pictures at, which also features a feed of the Freema interview on BBC Breakfast news on Tuesday 27th – watch out for that one as it does contain some clips of the first episode Smith and Jones!

There’s more Freema (again via the actress’ fansite – you guys keep it up!) in this BBC Radio trailer for Series 3, which features the soon-to-be-immortal words:

- I’m the Doctor; I’m a Time Lord

- Riiight… so not pompous at all then?

Finally from Freema’s fansite, it seems that Ms Agyeman has a history of being a sci fi fan – dressing up to attend a Star Trek convention at one point! According to The Sun:

“I ‘m a big sci-fi fan – I even went to a couple of Star Trek fan conventions. The Next Generation was my favourite show and I loved Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

“I grew up with Doctor Who when it starred Sylvester McCoy but I was more interested in Star Trek at the time.

“Now I can’t wait to go to a Doctor Who convention as a member of the cast.”

…however as points out, that won’t be for some time as both Freema and David Tennant have clauses in their contracts preventing attendance at such events…

Alternative Radio Times CoverAs mentioned earlier, there’s plenty of Freema in the new Radio Times, which comes in a choice of covers (the other one is here – thanks to Doctor Who Online). The BBC’s Official Doctor Who site meanwhile features the best bits of this interview, and the following statement is possibly the most telling look at the approach to the new companion:

“We’re all slightly different around different people, so Martha brings out different facets of the Doctor that maybe the audience hasn’t seen before. There’s a freshness and an openness and a directness to Martha. Shes quite tough.”

Anyone know what a “genetic transfer” is? Well, there’s one here

…looks like a snog to me.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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