Published on December 16th, 2013 | by Drew Boynton23
Tasha Lem: Friend Or Foe?
She’s mysteriously “from the Doctor’s past” and is “a descendant of humans”, but who is Tasha Lem? In a recent interview the actress who plays her, Orla Brady (Fringe, Sinbad), tries to explain her character without spoiling the surprises of Christmas.
Although she watched Doctor Who as a child, she had not seen it since. How did Ms. Brady research the storylines, including one in particular?
When asked if those strands dealt with Trezalore, she replied simply, “Yes.”
And Ms. Brady seems to have scenes with both the Doctor and at least one of his enemies:
I did have a scene with one of the above (Daleks or Cybermen)…when I did stand in front of them I did think ‘ooh, I’m slightly scared and nervous.”
When questioned about the tone of the special episode, she tried not to steer into spoilers:
So, Tasha Lem is someone who the Doctor apparently already knows, has something to do with Trenzalore, and may be there as he dies (or regenerates?). That all seems to bring up more questions than it answers–but at least we’ll find out soon when The Time of the Doctor airs on Christmas Day.
If a person rearranges the letters of her name, it’s pretty obvious that Tasha Lem is really “Tame Lash” or “Aha! Melts!” Kasterborites, who do you think she really is?
(Inspired by Den of Geek)