Typically, I keep my Doctor Who business off of Warming Glow and on the more receptive, Pajiba, because you guys say MENE THINGZ if I get too nerdy on you. But we got hacked over on the Jiba last night, I’ve been consumed all morning with trying to get it fixed. In the meantime: This poor Doctor Who trailer is not getting the love it deserves.
So, let’s give it up folks for The Snowmen featuring Richard E. Grant and the (re)-introduction of the 11th Doctor’s new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman. Last time we saw Coleman’s Claire Oswin, she was trapped on another planet by the Daleks, where she perished. Now, she’s coming back in an episode set a couple of hundred years ago in England. How does that work? Beats me. That’s kind of the glory of showrunner Steven Moffat. I’m sure he’ll make it all make sense for us, and hopefully in a slightly less convoluted (but still enjoyable!) way than the Amy Pond/River Song business in Series 6.
Check out the trailer. That new companion will probably dominate A LOT of geek sites in the year to come. Her character (at least the version that perished) is wicked awesome: A smart, whip-fast tech genius who can also bake one hell of a souffle. She’s not bad on the eyes, either.