Monday, October 8, 2012

Returning Companions Rumored for DOCTOR WHO's 50th Anniversary

Yep, we still have over thirteen months until Doctor Who's 50th anniversary on November 23, 2013 and the anniversary special rumors are already gaining steam.

The Express in the United Kingdom is proclaiming that "some of the Time Lord's most famous companions" (Sorry about your luck, Kamelion) will be making cameos in the show's 50th anniversary special.  That seems like something of a no-brainer given the occasion but The Express also throws out a few names to fuel speculation amongst Whovians.  Those listed in the article are:

Amy Pond/Williams -- Karen Gillan just ended her 2.5-season run as Amy Pond in "The Angels Take Manhattan" and even went on the record in August that she'll never return to Doctor Who, but it's certainly possible that could be just a smokescreen.  I mean, why would you leave so close to the 50th anniversary and not want to be a part of it?  And if she does come back, does that mean Arthur Darvill will be returning as her husband Rory? 

Rose Tyler -- Still the favorite of younger fans of the 2005 series, Billie Piper seems determined to make Rose Tyler this generation's Sarah Jane Smith with yet another return to Doctor Who after her last appearance in "The End of Time, Part Two."  The Express makes the not-so-bold statement that ultimate Whovian David Tennant will be returning as the Tenth Doctor, so reuniting him with Rose is natural enough.

Susan Foreman -- Now this makes perfect sense.  Carole Ann Ford was the Doctor's first-ever companion as Susan, so what better person to bring back for the golden anniversary?  We last saw Susan on television way back in 1983's "The Five Doctors," but she recently appeared in the Eighth Doctor audio adventure "To the Death," where she expressed her hope of being reunited with her grandfather again one day.

The article also mentions the recent tragic passing of Elisabeth Sladen and Mary Tamm, who played past companions Sarah Jane Smith and the first Romana respectively.  It remains to be seen if Fifth Doctor companion Tegan Jovanka, played by Janet Fielding, will be able and/or willing to return after the actress was diagnosed with cancer last month.

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