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08 March 2009 @ 06:10 pm
*Sigh* The 11th Doctor's companion?  
Of course, this could be completely bogus, but if true ... wow, just no words about what Moffat is likely to do. Man, no words.

Hannah Murray, better know as Cassie from Skins.

Here's what the article by Dan Wooton had to say about her:

"I've been told who's about to come Doctor Who's new sidekick. Yep, Matt Smith can look forward to the fine and beautiful Hannah Murray - you know, Cassie from Skins. They look like quite a cute couple, don't ya think? Han's been in secret chats but my BBC insider said: 'Hannah did some challenging stuff in Skins and they see her as an up-and-comer. The Beeb want to keep this ultra secret.' I won't tell a soul ..."

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Sigh, if THIS is the case -- and considering it's from the newspaper "News of the World," I'm not even remotely taking it as gospel -- I have a feeling that Moffat's going to try to recreate the arc-spanning Doctor/Rose love story with the 11th Doctor and a character (presumably with a R-name) that's SO MUCH BETTER than Rose could ever be. (And, of course will -- per Moffat's style -- spit all over Rose and the Doctor/Rose love story.) But it won't be organic, or believable, or just the perfect subtle touch of the show, but rather Moffat's idea of "romance." And, UGH!, that's NOT Doctor Who. Oy, this may truly turn out to be a case of Moffat-fanboys? Be careful what you wish for.
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Sheryl: sdoacg: my devil angelbeauty_within16 on March 8th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
I think your right, that's the kind of thing Moffat would do.
And you right that's not Doctor Who.
Arabian: Billie Piper_03arabian on March 8th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I hope I'm wrong because it would suck to see Moffat attempt to run roughshod over the Doctor/Rose arc ASAP, but it's soooooooooo him. And, yes, soooooooooooooo no Doctor Who. Sigh.

Oh, BBC, why did you pick him to take over?! Paul Cornell?! We need you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited at 2009-03-08 10:35 pm (UTC)
ex_miss_pru on March 8th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a great big fail. I like Hannah Murray a lot, but she'll never be half as good as Rose. Doubt it's true, although she and Matty Smith are doing a play together
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Impossible Planetarabian on March 8th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
I actually just tried to watch Skins last night, but not my cup of tea, so I have no opinion on her. But two youngins' in the TARDIS? I don't know. I just don't see it working.
Doubt it's true, although she and Matty Smith are doing a play together.

Ah, if this is then totally bogus (as I suspect is possible), that's totally where this rumor came from then. ::rolls eyes:: Typical.
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on March 8th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
She looks SO young! Younger than Jenny!
Maybe a teenage River? (Arh, no...) Or a young orphan, a sort of Susan? But then, you've got already Jenny!
Arabian: Billie Piper_05arabian on March 8th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
I have to ask because I really am curious. What's your deal with River Song? We've heard NOTHING to indicate that we'll see her again, and in fact, what we DID hear was that Moffat will likely have to scrap that planned arc BECAUSE David is leaving. Yet I see you bring her up as this huge potential in so many Who/Moffat posts, and yet, all we've heard at this point sounds like it's much, much more likely we'll never hear of her again.

I really, truly, honestly do not believe that we have to worry about the return of River Song unless Moffat flat-out says it's happening. The SitL/FotD introduction was to set-up the arc with DAVID's Doctor down the road. With David going, that's scrapped. He may resurrect it, but it's more likely he'll move on. All indications thus far that I've read lead to that conclusion.

Edited at 2009-03-08 11:09 pm (UTC)
sunnytyler001: mastersunnytyler001 on March 9th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
God, I hope you're right. And that, for once, we can count on Moffat's bad memory/lack of continuity.
I don't know why (stupid idea, really) but I listened again to the confidential and RTD (traitor! lol) said she was "one of the most important characters we've seen in the series... someone who is vital to his life".
That makes me fear the worst...
However, this is true, her description of Eleven is rather weird, so... Let's hope Moffat forgot (once again) all about Professor Song.
Arabian: Billie Piper_06arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, RTD was either (a) doing lip service to Moffat, or (b) knew David was going to leave with him and thus knew Moffat's grand plans were for nought and was rubbing it in before the fact.
killingfrost87killingfrost87 on March 8th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Sigh. i was kinda hoping for a guy, or for an older woman. Moffat doesn't need another woman for the Doctor to snog.

Ugh. I am just....Ugh if this is true. Why does Moff have to try and change it. TPTB have already explained that Rose is the love of the Doctor's life. Why the hell does he have to crap all over that? It just makes him cheap. and cheapens the show.
Arabian: Veronica_Anime-Stylearabian on March 8th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I do not know why Moffat is SO opposed to the Doctor/Rose love story, but clearly he is. And it's just so upsetting because if he goes the route I expect him to, he's going to piss off the Doctor/Rose fans (even more than he already has) and piss off the fanboys who hated the Doctor/Rose love story because this is Who not a soap opera. And nothing's going to convince me that those two above are NOT the two biggest fanbases for this show, and combined? Make up a the biggest majority of viewers.
sensiblecatsensiblecat on March 9th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
One good thing about thoughts along those lines is it makes me much more receptive to the thought of TenToo and Rose in their own world. I think RTD knew Moffatt all too well.
Arabian: Doylearabian on March 9th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yup, RTD knew the only way he could preserve the Doctor and Rose with Moffat taking over was to lock them away in their own world. Literally.
JCAPPS, INCOGNITO.: DW: Martha - WTFthistwilight on March 8th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
I REALLY HOPE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN.
It is something Moffat would do.
And it's not Doctor Who.
At all.
*dies*
Arabian: Dr Who (9) - WTFarabian on March 9th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
Every bit I hear of his plans for Who, paired with what he's already done, rumored or not just increase my confidence in my decision to not watch the show under him.
JCAPPS, INCOGNITO.: DW: Martha - WTFthistwilight on March 9th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know... I think I'm going to try watching it. Try be the keyword there. If it sucks, I won't watch it. I just feel that if I start out not watching, that I'm kind of deserting my #1 fandom. Which isn't cool in my book. So yeah... this is my dilemma. O_O
Arabian: Dr Who (9) - WTFarabian on March 9th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I guess for me, I've decided I'm not deserting it because it's not my fandom any more. Under Moffat it will be a completely different show, different Doctor, different TARDIS, different outlook, and everything I've heard and seen with/from Moffat tells me quite plainly it won't be a fandom I want to be a part of. My show, my fandom ends when RTD leaves the building.
JCAPPS, INCOGNITO.: DW: Rose - Hurtthistwilight on March 10th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
That's actually very true. It will be a totally different show. However, I'm still going to TRY to watch it, only because I don't want to just flat out give it up. I don't think I could. My life's revolved around Doctor Who since I was eleven years old, and I don't think I can ever go back. I sort of feel like a companion. (Which is, I think, what RTD wanted. For you to feel like you're part of the events. Like you're a part of it all, this great and fantastic experience.) You see all those wonderful things, and to go back... who would even consider it? That's how I feel.

But I wish the best for you in whatever you do. And if, by some miracle from heaven, Moffat doesn't completely ruin the show, I'll let you know. :D


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Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
Hee! Love the icon. So appropriate. So, so, so appropriate, and possibly David's actual reaction when he found out that Moffat had been picked to head the show after RTD left.
Jude: Emo Tendanceonstardust on March 9th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Seriously, Do we need this? Nothing beats Doctor/Rose because it's RTD who wrote it. Sorry 'New' Doctor Who I'm sticking to the 1-4 series. XP
Arabian: David Tennant_01arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
But, yet, Moffat clearly DESPISES the Doctor/Rose relationship, so I've given up any hope that he doesn't intend to craft a greater, better, more awesome, more amazing love interest for the Doctor that totally makes EVERYONE forget who Rose Tyler is. Because, you know, the Doctor totally will.
Sorry 'New' Doctor Who I'm sticking to the 1-4 series.
Yuppers!

starlightmoonla: tenII/rosestarlightmoonla on March 9th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
I actually like her as an actress, especially her role on Skins.

I'm not sure what to think about this possibility. I wouldn't be surprised if Moffat does this but I'm still going to give the first episode a shot at least.

Thanks for the info.
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Christmas Invasionarabian on March 9th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
I don't have a problem with her (or Matt Smith for that matter), it's just, oh Moffat, how you continue to fail. Of course, again, could be totally bogus, but if it's not, that's kinda the point, I totally buy that it COULD be legit.
aroniwen on March 9th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Ug, I'm with you on that one. That's not Doctor Who at all.

Honesly, I'm tempted to stop watching after this year... not because DT's leaving but because Moffat is coming on. I just don't feel like Moffat's Doctor is *my* Doctor (or *the* Doctor, but this rant could go on.)

*sigh*
Arabian: Billie Piper_04arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
I'm totally not watching once RTD has left the building. When he leaves, he's taking my Who with him.
I just don't feel like Moffat's Doctor is *my* Doctor (or *the* Doctor, but this rant could go on.)
That's *exactly* how I feel.
bubbles234bubbles234 on March 9th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
The closer series 5 gets, it becomes less and less likely that I'm going to watch :( I swear to god, this man needs to stop screwing with my fandom >:(
Arabian: Donna Noblearabian on March 9th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
You know, I'm so glad that I made this decision before because I know that it would be torture now with all of the info coming out if I hadn't made that decision. I wish you the best of luck with your deciding.
trustme1013: Not this again!trustme1013 on March 9th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
It's actually quite disturbing, from my google image search, to discover how alike the two appear.

And, i hate Moffat. I need a "I hate Moffat" icon to get me ready for the new series.
Arabian: Dr Who (10)arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
That's not even what is most bothersome, it's the whole idea that he possibly could be going in this ultra-young, hip fashion. It's just NOT Who. Sigh. God, if he wanted to change the whole fabric of the show, completely ignore the last four/five years, rewrite so much of the show's history, then goodness, couldn't he have just created his OWN sci-fi superhero show?!?!?
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Who: Nine/Ten/Rose: Bad Wolf Bayfaith5by5_1013 on March 9th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if that's what Moffat decides to do. I keep on changing my mind about watching Doctor Who after RTD leaves, but I don't think I'll be able to. I get violent-angry just thinking about Moffat's episodes.
Arabian: Dr Who (Rose/10/9)arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Other than changing my mind ... yup, yup, yup, yup.

Squee!! I love your icon!! Never noticed that that was Nine there before. Awesome.
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Who: Nine/Ten/Rose: Bad Wolf Bayfaith5by5_1013 on March 9th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Yeah. I really don't want to watch it, but I always feel bad about giving up a show I love. Of course, it's better than watching it turn into a show I can't stand.

Thanks! I love it too! I would have loved Journey's End to end like that. I miss Nine!
Arabian: Dr Who (Nine)arabian on March 9th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
Yeah. I really don't want to watch it, but I always feel bad about giving up a show I love. Of course, it's better than watching it turn into a show I can't stand.
And that's why ultimately I decided to not watch it. I love it so as is, I don't want those memories besmirched by what Moffat will do.
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Who: Nine/Rose: Kissfaith5by5_1013 on March 9th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
I don't want to watch it, but, every time I mention it on my LJ, people try to convince me to keep watching it. Maybe I just won't watch it and won't post about not watching it...

I feel bad for Matt Smith and whoever is going to be the next companion because I'm betting the BBC will blame them for the ratings plummeting. For some reason, they love Moffat. But I hope they eventually realize how horrible Moffat is and they beg RTD to come back.
Arabian: Dr Who (9)arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
I agree; I feel bad for Matt Smith especially. As for RTD, he and his team have apparently already said that they'll come back if the show needs them. So .....
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Who: Nine/Rose: Better With Twofaith5by5_1013 on March 9th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
I've heard that and it makes me happy. I think most of us are hoping that the ratings plummet and they need RTD back...
Marinajavabreeze on March 9th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
I just googled pictures of her and she looks so young! It's like "Doctor Who: The Next Generation." I mean, really? Looks like Moffat wants to get rid of the classic fans too. I have a feeling this show is being turned into those cheesy Saturday morning kid shows that air in the US. Not good.
Arabianarabian on March 9th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes. It's like I said above: If he wanted to change the whole fabric of the show, completely ignore the last four/five years, rewrite so much of the show's history, then goodness, couldn't he have just created his OWN sci-fi superhero show?!?!?
eolivet on March 9th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Wait, but...I thought Moffat's Doctor was not going to be "monogamous?" Unless she's going to sit around while he chases "hotter" women he meets throughout the eps? Or she's going to have romantic adventures of her own?

(I don't know what would be more fail, quite frankly: Moffat attempting a monagmous Doctor or Moffat's Doctor as a Time Lord James T. Kirk, romance-wise :/ )
Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on March 9th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Just because he possibly will have a relationship with a young, hot companion doesn't mean he'll be monogamous. Remember, according to Moffat:
And anyway, who says the Doctor would have a problem with having two girlfriends? When people ask “How could the Doctor love Reinette when he already loved Rose?”, I just say “Have you ever met a man?” No problem.
Moffat figures since the Doctor is a man, he can have his cake and eat it too.

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eolivet on March 9th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
And anyway, who says the Doctor would have a problem with having two girlfriends?

Oops...forgot about that quote. :/ Oh well... ;p

(shame on me for thinking Companion = monogamous relationship...really, what was I smoking? :p )
leosgreens: vivienleosgreens on March 10th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Did you know the Doctor and Rose had a cameo in the sixth issue of the Buffy season 8 comics?