Is Sophia Myles the new companion for Doctor Who?
As we all know, one of the top trending hash tags on Twitter every so often seems to center around either who will be the Doctor’s new companion or the obvious most popular topic to trend being who the next Traveling Time Lord will be.
Remembering that current Doctor Who show runner, Steven Moffat, is the one that, quite possibly, secretly planted a TARDIS in the Baskerville moors, this may nothing more than the fanning of the internet flames but, a very cryptic tweet appeared recently suggesting that people should follow Sophia Myles’ Twitter feed, and that he would explain later. Myles, who played Madame de Pompadour in “The Girl in the Fireplace”, an episode from the David Tennant days on Doctor Who, put out a couple of cryptic tweets of her own, asking fans to propose episode ideas, and series spin-offs for her character, while playfully deflecting any direct questions with responses like “I’m not at liberty to say” and “Ask [Moffat].”
With current companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) set to depart the series after the upcoming seventh season, this has led to prolonged speculation and endless discussion – as it always does in the world that is the Doctor Who fan base — that Myles might become the next companion, or at least she might appear in the next series in some major fashion when it returns for a Fall 2012 transmission.
Given her short-lived but strong appearance as Beth Bailey in the ninth season of Spooks (MI5), lets hope that there’s more to these tweets that just a bit of winding people up. For my money, Myles would be great in any role in the series. Here, she talked about her, at the time, upcoming role in the world of Spooks.