Start stroking those chins and furrowing your brows as we take a look at two prominent former companions and their recent comments about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary: John Barrowman and Louise Jameson!
The pair have spoken separately about the arrangements, with Barrowman appearing on TV today and Jameson commenting on Twitter earlier in the week.
Landing on the latter segment of ITV’s This Morning show today to speak to hosts Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford, the Captain Jack Harkness actor had this to say:
I haven’t had any information until just about right now, and all I can say to you is that we’re discussing things. That’s an exclusive. You guys are the first. Even yesterday I was giving interviews and I was saying ‘I have heard nothing’ and now I can give you a little bit of an exclusive.
The following clip isn’t the best quality, but you can see how the news was delivered…
However, it might not be just Captain Jack who’ll be representing the Doctor’s companions for the anniversary celebrations.
Following a tweet to Leela herself (Louise Jameson) the actress had this to say:
@SohoGuy None of us knows yet what's going on, just told to keep the days free. Mmmmmmmmm intriguing
— Louise Jameson (@Lou_Jameson) February 26, 2013
As the tweet implies, it’s not just Louise who has either asked or been asked about their role in the anniversary celebrations.
Of course, we don’t know who or how many companions have been told to keep the specific dates free yet but the fact that the BBC are attempting to organise what seems like an impossible, logistic nightmare is encouraging indeed.
So, and this is mere speculation until anything has been officially confirmed, we could see multiple past companions joining the Eleventh and maybe even their own Doctors in the planned specials.
Whether these appearances will amount to either a small cameo or a part in larger story (much like the twentieth anniversary special The Five Doctors) remains to be seen.
Exciting times ahead!