Thursday, February 16, 2012

Is Sophia Myles the Next Doctor Who Companion?

A couple days ago, Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffat advised Wholigans to follow Sophia Myles on Twitter. If they did, one of the first tweets they would have read was Myles announcing a meeting at the Doctor Who production office. Moffat is frequently coy about his plans for the show. He has been known to flat out lie in order to confuse the spoiler happy internet crowd. But it seems likely here that Moffat and Myles are teasing she will play the next companion.

The only thing definitely know so far about the companion status of series seven is that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill plan to quit portraying Amy Pond and Rory Williams respectively mid-way through. Two other sketchier rumors state the doctor’s next companion will be discovered in Australia and will not be human. If both rumors turn out to be true, then perhaps Myles will play an alien who has crashed in the Outback. Although it should be noted there was some excitement at the prospect of an Aborigine companion. Perhaps Wholigans are easily excited.

Myles has appeared on Doctor Who before. She played Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson (Madame Pompador) in “The Girl in the Fireplace.” It is one of my favorite episodes of the series. It was also written by Moffat, so there is an added boost for the rumor of Myles’ casting being true. She not only has a history with the show, but Moffat specifically. She romance previous Doctor David Tennant, as well, for whatever that is worth.

Take it all with a huge grain of salt for the moment, folks. Myles has also expressed interest in appearing in Moffat’s other show, Sherlock, and all the hula boo could very well be hyping up an eventual appearance on that show instead. Like I said, Moffat is very obtuse even when promoting his plans.

(Via: Life, Doctor Who, and Combom.)

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