Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rule 5 Saturday - Who's Up Next, Doc?

Jenna-Louise Coleman, the new Who "companion"
Who is the new Dr Who girl?
A 25-year old soap opera actress beat hundreds of hopefuls to travel the universe alongside the Time Lord in one of the most sought after roles on British television.

Jenna-Louise Coleman was chosen to become the new companion of the 11th Doctor Who (Matt Smith) on the show of the same name, replacing Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond.

Best known for her roles in British soap Emmerdale and school drama Waterloo Road, Coleman will replace Gillan and her on-screen partner Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) when they depart the series in a heart-breaking departure planned later this year.

I haven't followed Dr. Who for years.  It used to be great fun, laughing at the truly stupid plot lines, and the sets that couldn't have cost more than a quid or two, assuming they didn't just use junk that was lying around.  When I started on this project a few days ago, I found a site that had all the various incarnations of the Doctor and his various companions.  I was amazed at the number of Doctors that had passed by and the variety of the companions.
The new companion and her new home

Executive Producer Steven Moffat said the storyline for Doctor Who this season will be full of thrills, adventures and big surprises as the show builds up to its 50th anniversary.

"Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. Who she's playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters, Moffat said.

"Even by the Doctor's standards, this isn't your usual boy meets girl."

Viewers will have to wait until Christmas to meet Coleman's character, who is described by Moffat as being even more talkative than the current doctor.
Jenna-Louise replaces Karen Gillian who played companion Amy Pond from 2010 to 2012.  I believe Karen was recently killed off in an episode of Eureka, but I've been unable to verify that...

UPDATE: Refuted.  The cute redhead on Eureka was Felicia Day.

So, below are few of the other women who have traveled around the universe with the Doctor:

Not Freema Agyeman who played Martha Jones, 2007-2010, see comments
UPDATE:  Hopefully, this is the real Freema Agyeman

Catherine Tate, who played Donna Noble from 2008-2010
A ginger and a husky lover?  I like that.

Elizabeth Sladen "Sarah Jane Smith", K-9 and and unidentified canine - many times

Billy Piper "Rose Tyler" - 2005-2010

Daphne Ashbrooke "Dr. Grace Holloway"  - 1996
Camille Coduri "Jackie Tyler" 2005-2010
Alex Kingston "River Song" 2008-1010
aka Dr. Elizabeth Corday, ER 1997-2004.

Bonnie Langford "Melanie Bush" 1986-1987  and 2004

Sophia Aldred "Ace" 1987-1989

Nicola Bryan "Peri Brown" 1984-1986
Sarah Sutton "Nyssa of Traken" 1981-1983
And that only takes us back to the fifth incarnation of the Dr...

Ted combines his interests in guns and girls with Kari Wurher as Weekend Woman #44. Meanwhile, the DaleyGator has Natalia Velez, and their list of babe posts. William Teach at Pirate's Cove has this covered in the new "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup" and Rule 5 review.  Over at The Other McCain, Wombat Socho's Rule 5 Sunday done come on Monday this week.


  1. That picture you have of "Freema Agyeman" is actually Rosario Dawson -- who was never on Doctor Who. You must be a true fan. NOT! I hope no one reads this crappy blog.

  2. since when did Freema Agyeman become a totally different colour anyways that picture is wrong and looks nothing like her so please get your facts right !!! apart from that i think everything else was..alright :L

  3. Well, I do appear to have confused Rosario Dawson and Freema Agyeman. If you anonymous duo are either one of the above girls, I sincerely apologize for confusing you with a different pretty girl.

    If not, lighten up; this is the internet. Oh my gosh, there's wrong information on the internet! Somebody tell Congress!

    Neither of you happens to have a suitable picture of Freema, do you? I suppose not, or you wouldn't be looking here....


      And, that, by the way, is Freema Agyeman.

  4. Karen Gillan was not on Eureka. That was Felicia Day. And she was only killed off for an episode or two....she got better.

    1. I did catch on too that after a few days, and it inspired me to do a whole post on Felicia Day:

      I have an idea for a sci-fi show involving two cute gingers, to star Karen Gillian and Felicia Day. What do you think?

  5. You other "Freema" picture isn't her either. She's Gabrielle Union, an American actress.

    1. I am simply FEENING for the Doctor to pick up an American companion, but you are right, Gabrielle Union has never been in the TARDIS, and that is definitely a photo if her. I can't believe they can't get a proper shot of the woman who I think is THE most gorgeous companion yet!

  6. yup that one is not freema arygman its rosario dawson duh if you know them both you would know this