With each filming of a new series of Doctor Who, muddled information and hearsay pollutes internet pages and tabloid newspapers. Some is true (â€œRussell T Davies is leaving Doctor Who!â€) and some is false (â€œZoe Lucker will play the Rani!â€).
One rumour that has been mooted thanks to the mid season gap next year is that Amy Pond will be killed off. Now we all know that death is never the end in Doctor Who but poor old Matt Smith felt so strongly about this that he had to say something. He commented:
“She can’t die, Amy Pond can’t die. No way, I’d be sad. I’d miss Karen…I just think for this particular Doctor, his bond with Amy, I think there’s a lot more mileage in it yet. I think there’s a long way to go. So I can’t see it happening any time soon…Don’t worry, I won’t let it happen – I’ll save her, I’ll save the day.”
Given that Rory died for a few episodes in the last series, Amy was dead for a brief period between The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang and the Doctor was wiped from existence until Amy thought him back into reality, the likelihood of the showâ€™s writers repeating this in the next series seems very unlikely indeed. Unless they do it in a really clever way, using the best writers in the business to concoct a brilliantly wibbly wobbly timey wimey idea to…oh, hang on a second…
The full article, which also hints that Matt Smith may make an on stage appearance on the opening night of Doctor Who Live.