Oh, hey, they finally announced the actress who will be the companion in the next series of Doctor Who. To the surprise of no one sane, there have been melt-downs a plenty amongst Who fans concerned that, at 21, Karen Gillan is far too young for the role, and that this is proof that the BBC is chasing some tween-girl demographic. Never mind that, at 21, she’s around the same age as a number of other actress when they started on the show, and is older than others, particularly Sarah Sutton, who was eighteen when she was cast as Nyssa, and was teamed with Janet Fielding and Peter Davison, both under age thirty.
(For those keeping track, that was an era of the show that new show-runner Steven Moffat has praised.)
The show’s new lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, who is replacing Russell T Davies, said: “We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it.
“A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too.”
Uhm, yeah, thanks for that not at all slightly creepy endorsement there, Steve. I guess the Straight Agenda is already rearing its ugly head.
Oh, well, why fight fate. Here you go, straight boys:
At least she’s not dry-humping a Dalek in that shot.