So the Doctor’s new companion is Karen Gillan and I’m very excited.
Not because like the also largely unknown Matt Smith I can claim knowledge after having watched something she’s been in – with the exception of The Fires of Pompeii in which she played the Soothsayer -- you couldn't get me to sit through The Kevin Bishop Show if you paid me -- but because once again it demonstrates that the new production team are thinking very carefully about what the new version of the show is going to be like.
Selecting someone who's not already a household name, a Freema rather than a Catherine, potentially resets the dynamic of the show; the companion can once again be the viewpoint character for both kids and adults as we discover who the Eleventh Doctor is in much the same way that Billie did in Rose, something which has changed over time as we’ve become used to David.
Does the look in the publicity picture point towards the kind of character she'll be, someone rather more angstier than we're used to, perhaps prone to the odd voiceover relating how she's feeling any given second?
"When I stepped into the TARDIS for the first time, it was like, stepping into a new world. It was, like, bigger, on the inside, than the outside. I wondered if the Doctor's brain was like that too. Or something."