SciFi Friday: Doctor Who Season Three Ending, and Beginning

The third season of Doctor Who has ended in Great Britain (as well as for those of us who have downloaded episodes after they aired) and is just beginning in the United States. Before airing the third season the Christmas episode, The Runaway Bride, will be shown in which Catherine Tate played Donna, The Doctor’s companion for the single episode. In the first episode of season three, The Doctor meets medical student Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, who becomes his companion for the entire season. As I noted in my review of the final episode of the season, Martha left The Doctor at the end of the season with hints that she will return.

The BBC has released further information on plans for upcoming episodes. Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue will play The Doctor’s companion in this year’s Christmas episode. When season four begins next spring, Catherine Tate will reprise her role as Donna. After the last couple of seasons with romantic under tones between The Doctor and his last two companions, this might bring about a change in atmosphere. The outspoken Donna might turn out to be a real challenge for The Doctor.

Next year Freema Agyeman will join Captain Jack and appear in a few episodes of the Doctor Who spin off Torchwood. Martha Jones will then return to Doctor Who for the second half of the season.

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    lisa bowman says:

    do you know when season four of doctor who will be shown on the scifi network in the us?

    lisa bowman

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Considering that we have a long time before season four airs in the UK, we have quite a wait. I beleive that they are showing it on the BBC around the same time of year that they showed the third season and I suspect season four will also be on SciFi at around the same time of year as this year.

    If you can’t wait, remember that they have a Christmas show coming up. While it probably won’t air here until spring or summer, it can be downloaded after it is on the BBC.

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    Anonymous says:

    she is hot……..

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    Alisha says:

    i think it was a great show the best in the series ive always loved doctor who and i dont want it to end it would be dead dead dead good ig kylie and the doctor did  hole series together xxxxxx (get rid of the doctor !) dont get rid of davd tenent and let kylie minogue be his new assistant for 2009 xxx

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