‘Doctor Who’: Neil Gaiman talks about his episode and the new companion

By Meaghan Fleming,

Award-winning author Neil Gaiman recently spoke about his upcoming Doctor Who episode and the new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

At a French sci-fi festival Gaiman spoke about his second episode of Doctor Who.

Den of Geek reports that the major episode details are being kept secret for now, but Gaiman did offer a few basics: “I can tell you that there are Cybermen in it. It will be a stand-alone episode, I don’t know if it will be number twelve or thirteen. It will be the series’ penultimate episode. But it has a beginning, a middle and an end.”

We reported earlier that the episode will feature Cybermen and was rumored to be titled “The Last Cyberman.”

He says he doesn’t know what the title will be because “It could be anything.” His first episode, the greatly admired “The Doctor’s Wife” from season 6 was actual titled “Bigger on the Inside,” at first, but was changed “two weeks before it aired.”

Gaiman was also given information about the new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, because her character has not appeared yet.

"Jenna-Louise Coleman is very different from Amy, Rose or Sarah-Jane,” Gaiman states. “The dialogue is completely different. Just as it is with the various Doctors. But some things don’t change: the companion will always be intelligent and brave, and the Doctor will always be funny, annoying and strange, and he will always succeed in getting out of inextricable situations.”

Doctor Who will return to BBC and BBC America on Christmas for a Christmas special. The show will then air the final eight episodes of season 7 in the spring of 2013, including Gaiman’s episode.



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