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Published on July 24th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Karen Stays for Series 7

While the truth about the scheduling of Doctor Who Series 7 might be a question wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a puzzle, we know two things at least: both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will be back!

The flame-haired actress revealed as much in a brief video interview recorded at the San Diego Comic Con earlier today, which is pretty good news for fans of Amy Pond!


Karen’s confirmation of this means that Amy Pond will be one of the show’s longest-running companions, and assuming she lasts more than one episode of Series 7, the longest of the nuWho era. Since 2005 only Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) has travelled with the Doctor for longer than Amy Pond as of the mid-way point of Series 6…

No word yet on Arthur Darville, however…


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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+.

5 Responses to Karen Stays for Series 7

  1. avatar Bob James says:

    All I have to say is………..YESSSS!!!!

  2. avatar Bob James says:

    In all that excitement, I nearly forgot. What about Rory? Is Arthur coming back too?

  3. avatar Alex says:

    @ Bob

    I think they’re keeping that under their hat so they don’t give away the second half of the series.

  4. avatar Marcus says:

    Hmm – listen to what she actually says: “I am going to come back” – that is not the same as ” I’m in the whole series”….

  5. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    Yeah, I’m sure she’ll make appearances later like Rose did and that’s fine and to be expected. However, I doubt she’ll be remaining in the same capacity for a few reasons. If she chose to stay with the Doctor and face all the same perils *with* an infant, well, it would really strain credibility—no good mother sticks around in that scenario. Melody is her world now. also, you can’t have a companion stick around too long for obvious reasons.

  6. avatar Nausica says:

    I would love to know if she will be back for a series 8 of doctor who if their iss gonna b eon ebecause he just drops her off in the god complex does that mean the end of amy ponds travelling with doctoer who if so why?
    She is a great companian for doctor who she has to stay on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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