Jenna-Louise Coleman


Daleks Return In Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: Features Matt Smith, David Tennant, & John Hurt

Following the Doctor Who panel held today at Comic-Con the BBC released the following statement confirming that the 50th Anniversary Special will not only feauture Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, and Billie Piper, but will also see the return of the Daleks.

See the full announcement below.




Press Release



The Doctors, Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt will battle the deadly Daleks, the BBC announces today, in the show’s 50th anniversary special.

Returning to BBC One on 23 November the highly anticipated adventure will star: Matt Smith; Jenna Coleman; David Tennant; Billie Piper; John Hurt and Joanna Page.  In a surprise twist in the recent series finale it was revealed John Hurt would be playing a Doctor, alongside Smith and Tennant.   

The Daleks are the second monster to be announced for the 50th and will join the shape shifting Zygons, which have only appeared in the show once before in 1975. The Daleks were one of the first monsters to terrify audiences in 1963, 50 years ago, cementing their place in British popular culture.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said:

“The Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it’s fitting that for this very special episode, he should be facing the greatest enemies of all.”

The 50th anniversary episode was shot earlier this year at BBC Cymru Wales’ Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and across South Wales.  Filming also took place in iconic London locations the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square for a huge stunt, which saw Matt Smith dangling from a TARDIS alongside Nelson’s Column.


Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Panel Set For Comic-Con

Steven Moffat, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman are set to appear at the upcoming Comic-Con for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Panel.

The panel is scheduled for Sunday 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Hall H.

Here’s the official BBC announcement:

BBC America presents the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel featuring Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, An Adventure in Space and Time star David Bradley, and award-winning writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere November 23, on BBC America. As part of the celebrations in November, An Adventure in Space and Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who, with David Bradley starring as the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell.



Doctor Who “The Rings of Akhaten” Preview Images and Intro Video

The BBC has released a batch of preview images for the next episode of Doctor Who, “The Rings Of Akhaten” as well as a special introduction video with Matt Smith and new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Doctor Who airs Saturdays on BBCA.

For some minor spoilers about the upcoming Doctor Who season, episode descriptions have been released.

Our own UK correspondent, Darren Blackburn, also gave an in-depth write-up on the known details for each episode as well, which you can read about in the Cosmic Book News Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2 Preview.

For two more previews for “The Rings of Akhaten” head on over here.


Doctor Who Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Oswin Will Remain A “Soft Mystery”; Talks 2012 X-mas Special


For those wondering if Steven Moffat is going to explain just what was going on with Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Oswin in the upcoming Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special, “The Snowmen” — wonder no more.

You won’t get any answers as Matt Smith’s new companion tells EW it will remain a “soft mystery.”

Uh… mmm… no. We’re going to have what has been referred to as a “soft mystery.” For me, filming, I’ve been totally oblivious to Oswin and the “Asylum of the Daleks.” I really have had to erase it from my memory. Yeah, Christmas is it’s own episode.

As Jenna-Louise Coleman states, the “official” first appearance of her character, said to be Clara, will be its own thing and she doesn’t offer any clues either.

That’s why it’s so difficult [to talk about it]. Because of the way it started with Oswin, it’s really difficult to say much: where she’s from, what period she’s from, what planet she’s from, even.

Coleman also reveals that she wasn’t even supposed to play Oswin at first in “Asylum of the Daleks.”

It’s interesting actually — I think I can tell you this — that that was never the initial plan either, to have me be Oswin. That was part of a genius plan that Steven came up with half way through the audition process. That was already written but not written for what was to be the new companion.

And on working with Matt Smith, Coleman offers:

He is awe-inspiring. His work ethic just knows no bounds, really. It’s a work in progress and every day is something new and he’s incredibly creative and I feel like I’m learning more and more from him.

The 2012 Christmas Special airs Christmas Day on the BBC, check out the trailer below.


2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special: First Look At Matt Smith


Matt Smith will be returning as Doctor Who on Friday night during the 2012 Children In Need fundraiser special that airs in the UK.

The BBC released the following images of the 11th Doctor.

We’ll also see Matt Smith along with new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, for the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Via the BBC:

Doctor Who has a long tradition of taking part in Children in Need and this year fans are in for a double treat! There’s a brilliant new prequel to the Christmas Special starring Matt Smith as the Time Lord and featuring a number of familiar faces… If you need any more incentive to tune in we’ll just add that it was written by Steven Moffat!

Aside from that, there’s a new, exclusive preview trailer of the Christmas Special that includes the first glimpse of the Doctor with his new companion… Both items will be on BBC One on Friday, 16 November and will be available to view online soon after their Children in Need premiere.

For more Doctor Who news, jump in the TARDIS and head on over to the Cosmic Book News Doctor Who Hub.



Doctor Who Steven Moffat Comments On Spoiler in “Asylum of the Daleks”; Plus 4 High-Res Images


Quite a debut episode for Doctor Who Season 7, “Asylum of the Daleks.”

So what did we think of the human Daleks?

I guess they must have used some sort of timey-wimey spacial distortion field to look like us? It was kinda strange – and creepy – seeing them revealed as Dalek-kind!

But of course, the big surprise for the episode was that Jenna-Louise Coleman not only appeared in the episode — but was Dalek Oswin!

And she was brilliant — quite literally!

Well, her appearance was not spoiled on the net prior to the TV premiere on the BBC, and Doctor Who showrunner and writer of “Asylum of the Daleks,” tweeted a special thank you to all the Whovians.

The BBC also released four high-res images of Jenna-Louise Coleman as well as more from Steven Moffat.

“I hope you all got a nice surprise when Jenna popped up in Doctor Who several months early. If so, that surprise came to you courtesy of the frankly magnificent ladies and gentlemen of the press, and of the many Doctor Who forums and blogs too. This show has been seen at four separate screenings, across four different countries and yet not one person gave one spoiler. From all of us on Doctor Who, a heartfelt thank you for helping us tell our story.”

For an in-depth look at the upcoming season, check out our Doctor Who Series 7 Fall Preview.

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Doctor Who: First Official Image Of Jenna-Louise Coleman – New Companion

The BBC has released the first official Doctor Who image of Jenna-Louise Coleman, who plays the new companion.

Coleman will make her debut in Season 7’s Christmas episode.

No word whether or not this is her “look” or just a promo pic.

The BBC included the following on their Tumblr as well:

Jenna-Louise Coleman, who will play The Doctor’s new and as yet unnamed companion, in the hit British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who. Coleman will be introduced to audiences for the first time in the show’s 2012 Christmas Special following the departure of the current companion Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan, who will leave in episode 5 of the upcoming Series (7).


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