Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett
Karen and Arthur’s Exit
The TARDIS twosome has lasted longer than any other companions to stay at the Doctor’s side since the show returned in 2005. However, Doctor Who is all about change and renewal, the Ponds would never have been able to stay forever and now it’s time to get ready to enjoy their last hurrah. And Matt Smith is rather looking forward to the challenge of making it as memorable as possible!
The actor has promised an “incredible” exit for the companions that have been there with him since his regeneration started and commented that:
“We did the read-throughs for episodes one and five and they are extremely extraordinary.”
But while we still wait with eager anticipation for whatever Steven Moffat has concocted in that clever brain of his, we can also start to get very excited about the impending arrival of the successor, Jenna-Louise Coleman who climbs aboard the good ship TARDIS at Christmas 2012 and will bring a new energy and direction for the Eleventh Doctor.
Whilst everything looks set to change this year, Matt took a moment to confirm that he has no plans to leave Doctor Who just yet, as he has plenty to do for the foreseeable future with the role.
So, big changes, new directions but same old lovable Eleventh Doctor, it’s a win-win-win situation really!