Is Doctor Who on the Brit List for the Top 20 Coolest?

On Tuesday, June 19th,  BBC America will air the world premiere of The Brit List: 20 Coolest (check your local listings).  Now, you can wait with eager anticipation for Tuesday night to come, or you can hit the play button the video below for the very specific one and only (however, I think you’d enjoy watching the whole thing list as well).

Source: BBC America

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VIDEO: Doctor Who Season 2012 Teaser Trailer

BBC AMERICA, mind you, has whipped up this trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, to premiere later this year on the station.  So, if you haven’t seen the season yet and don’t want to be spoiled by anything, then don’t watch!  It is a trailer, so there will be some spoiler images.

Jenna-Louise Coleman To Be New Companion After Pond

Now that Amy Pond and Rory are going to be gone, who’s the Doctor going to have as his companion?  Well, it was just announced that 25 year-old Jenna-Louise Coleman will take over.  She may be well remembered in the British TV series, Emmerdale, which she was in for 4 years, playing Jasmine Thomas.  Or maybe you’ve seen her short stint in Waterloo Road as Lindsey James.  She was also in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

This is what BBC America has to say about her:

Well luckily for us, she’s something of a veteran of British TV already, having made a name for herself in Emmerdale, one of Britain’s biggest soaps. During her stint, she was nominated in the National Television Awards, TV Choice Awards and British Soap Awards.

So, apparently, she should be able to handle being on the most popular show in British television.

The Guardian gave this bit about her anticipated appearance:

Coleman, 25, who played lesbian Jasmine Thomas in the soap, will make her first appearance in the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas special.

However, Doctor Who executive producer and showrunner Steven Moffat, who delights in keeping viewers and journalists guessing, declined to reveal what Coleman’s character would be called.

Coleman is reported to have impressed TV bosses in screen tests with Doctor Who star Matt Smith.

As Lindsey James in Waterloo Road

One Doctor Who fan texted me this:

She is young but I trust Steven Moffat completely.  He has never let the fandom down.

Probably the same can be said for Jenna-Louise, right?  Let’s hope!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Gillan as Amy Pond

So, what’s next for the exiting Amy Pond?  

After what will certainly be a heartbreaking departure from the show, according to IMDB, she’ll be seen in a TV movie called We’ll Take Manhattan.  We wish her well in her future endeavors outside of the Whoverse, along with co-star Arthur Darvill.  I know many Whovians will miss both of them.

VIDEO: Gallifrey Convention 2012

Crave Online got exclusive interviews with guests and celebrities at the 2012 Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

In the video, Paul McGann sees the console he used in the Doctor Who movie, which was restored for the convention.

Camille Coduri, who played Jackie Tyler, talks about being able to work with two different doctors, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant.

Eric Roberts talks about his character, The Master, of whom he was actually familiar with before he took on the role.

Nicholas Briggs discusses how he approaches voicing both the Daleks and the Cybermen, and even the Judoon.

Other actors include John DeLancie, Mark Sheppard, and Louise Jameson.