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Tweedy book guy

Apparently it's Doctor Who Day! Happy days! New outfit, companion's name, companion's outfit, casting spoilers, &co.

I approve. A bit like Tennant, I suppose, but tweed = goodness (it's a Giles thing) and braces (which you can see in another pic) are awesome. And the whole thing looks kind of Bletchley Park. (Or science teacher. One or the other.)

Companion's name is...Amy Pond. Um. I think that would be silly even if James Pond didn't exist. See below for more, if you don't mind recurring character spoilers. Outfit looks fine, jumpers and Converse, quite modern.

Sooo the Sun spoiled me by updating their story while I was reading it...they realised some of the photos they had had a certain recurring character in them. STOP READING NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW.

Yep, River Song is back for la Moff's first eps. (Assuming they're filming in order, anyway.) Which made me sigh a bit, but I suppose it makes sense - more sense than dropping the whole storyline, anyway. So, River Song, Amy Pond...is there a reason for that frankly stupid surname of Amy's? Enquiring minds want to know. And River Song meeting 11, how's that going to work? Hmmm.

Also, and I have no idea which category to put this into, almost spoilerish speculation about the Tardis. We have a new Tardis! Except it's actually (so I'm told) an old Tardis - it's pretty much the spitting image of William Hartnell's police box. Again I say hmmm. Any chance Matt Smith isn't actually playing 11? Or something going screwy with the regeneration? Lots of questions coming out of today.

Articles and pictures, both with the minor spoilers, from the Daily Mail and the Sun.

(Apparently somebody did something impressive 40 years ago today, and also there's some sports thing on. Meh.)


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Jul. 20th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
James Pond
And there was me thinking you meant this chap!
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: James Pond
Oh, man, I don't envy him at all. I always feel sorry for people whose names suddenly become famous for other things. (Now I feel bad for calling his name silly!)

Nice to know it's a real name, though.
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Re: James Pond
Don't worry too much on his behalf. I've seen him introduce himself at meetings: "Hello, my name is Pond. James Pond."
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Re: James Pond
Ha! Well, you'd have to, really.
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Also reminds me of Dolly Pond from Pond Life. Argh! Loving 11's costume though.
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think the combination of science teacher clothes and unruly public schoolboy haircut is good.
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
His hair looks like it could get even more out of control than Ten's - I dread to think!
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
I love what they did with his outfit. The last two Doctors have looked so trendy I was worried that they would do the same with him. This totally undercuts the youth of the actor and makes him seem very, very Doctor-ish.

I'm quite looking forward to this now.
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Me too! Looks positively fusty, apart from the having the haircut of a rebellious public school 6th former.
All comes down to how he plays it, though: can he come across as ancient and eccentric enough?
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
He can definitely do eccentric, we'll see if he can manage ancient...
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think that's why I like it, because it means they're not playing up the "young Doctor" thing.
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
And it also looks like the mind wipe on Donna isn't holding. Either that, or they're planning something even worse for her.
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Knowing my luck it'll be the latter. As long as they don't kill her off completely *crosses fingers*
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Hmm... they're both ginger, Pond and River. What if Pond is the young River?

What have they changed for the new tardis?
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard spec that Pond is the young River, or that River regenerates into Pond (which seems unlikely).

I think it's a bit bigger, there are white bits round the windows, and tinted glass in a T shape. And a St John's ambulance sticker that people were getting rather too excited about. And it looks *very blue*, though that might just be in the promo shots.
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Aw, I was thinking we might get a new interior...
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
He looks like he should be teaching at Hogwarts. Not sure how I feel about that.
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
CROSSOVER W00T! Were there rumours about JKR writing an ep? Or have I been having odd dreams again?

But yes, he could be Lupin pretty easily, and a few others too.

Edited at 2009-07-20 08:20 pm (UTC)
Jul. 21st, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I like the tweedy, geography teacher look. I think it's well chosen, to make him seem older and not 'yoof'.

He's not as pretty as Ten though *sigh*
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