Doctor Who Doctor Who chief writer Steven Moffat

Published on February 4th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

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Symphonic Spoilers?

With the baton beating a steady rhythm at the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular this weekend in Melbourne Steven Moffat has been leading his own orchestra after letting slip a few Series Seven details in the Spectaculars equally spectacular program.

Doctor Who chief writer Steven MoffatBlogtor Who reader Jason Murray has very kindly shared this information concerning the identity of the Doctors next companion:

Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary is coming. In Cardiff, we’re gearing up for the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made. There will be shocks, surprises and heartbreak – the Doctor is about to say goodbye to his very best friends, Amy and Rory.

And then he’s about to say hello to someone very different – the Doctor is going to meet someone very new in the very last place he could ever have expected…”

Different is a very difficult word to pin down and of course, wide open to speculation. Does Moffat mean different for the show or different when compared to Amy and Rory? Are they physically different as in a different species or different in attitude towards what we usually expect in a companion?

Unless we finally get that grumpy alien gelatinous cube we’ve all be praying to see stacked next to the Doctor then its unlikely that it’ll be too different. After all the companion is our place-holder and its hard to sympathies with jelly.

As for that ‘very last place…’ well what would be more surprising than finding a companion who’s already on-board?

As usual share your speculations below.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




6 Responses to Symphonic Spoilers?

  1. avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

    time to bring in Frobisher for his screen debut!

  2. avatar Cazzy says:

    Oh I wish the last place he expected would be australia

  3. avatar stlshawn says:

    Hmmmm not much to go on really.

    i wonder if Moff would make it a dude this time. Holmes and Watson, Jago and litefoot, Bilbo and Sam, Beavis and,,, ummm ok nevermind on that last one,,,,,,, maybe it’s time for the Tardis to be a man cave,,, pop in a big screen, get some chicken wings, some doritos, put on the game,,,, ya know,, dude stuff. They could start a rock band,, could be interesting.

  4. avatar Jay says:

    A middle aged overweight person.

  5. avatar RoryJ says:

    I’m confused – my money was on Reinette from the ‘Girl In The Fireplace’ (why else would the Moff ask us to keep an eye on Sophia Myles’ twitter account?), but she couldn’t be defined as ‘new’ could she?…is Sophia coming back as a new character?

    Unless (deep breath) – Romana comes back from e-space. The Dr is overwhelmed and still traumatised by the loss of Amy…’the girl who waited’. Romana, in an act of poetic kindness ‘choses’ to regenerate (a la Destiny of the Daleks) and take the form of the OTHER girl who waited. Romana with the body of Madame Du Pompedor!!…..I have officially had too much coffee.

  6. avatar daniel says:

    The last place- Skaro?

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