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Sophia Myles – is she The Doctor’s new companion?

No arguments here - best guest star ever to become rocking new TARDIS guest?

Bleeding Cool’s detectives have gone digging and put together compelling evidence that Sophia Myles – she of awesome Lady Pompadour guest appearance in Tennant-era classic “Doctor Who” episode, ‘The Girl In The Fireplace’ – could be the next person to hitch a ride through space and time.

Evidence, part the first – she’s been in the show before, as were Freema Agyeman, Karen Gillan, Colin Baker and Nicholas Courtney before taking on larger roles.

Evidence, part the second – much Twittering between Myles and the Moffat and Sophia’s recent remarks about  packing for a trip to Spain…where “Who” is currently filming.

Evidence, part the third – She’s due to show up at this month’s inaugural “Who” con, alongside the Moff and the Smith.  Might be a good time to make an announcement, no?

Your guess is as good as mine, but this is one piece of casting that I’d be behind – Hell, she’s one of the brightest spots of the first “Underworld” movie, was pretty much the only reason to see Jonathan Frakes’ live action “Thunderbirds” movie (Lady Penelope FTW) and deserves a higher profile, and has the talent to back up her casting.

Not sure how we’d go about explaining why she looks so much like one of the Doctor’s great lost loves, but that’s what the Ret-Con Defense Force are working on as we speak, I suppose…


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Vampires for Christmas…

Those lovely people at Screen Gems just keep on giving.  Well, ’tis the season and all that.

I'm going out on a hairy lycanthropic limb and saying that Selene's not on Team Jacob...

Not content with dropping the third trailer for this January’s fourth entry in the Kate Beckinsale PVC vamp franchise,  “Underworld: Awakening”  – which spends an awful lot of its runtime telling you that it’s in 3D, because it’s the law, now, apparently – the studio have also released a Kate Beckinsale-narrated trailer which brings you up to speed on the franchise’s highlights so far.

But oddly, Selene is kind of into were-folk when they look like Scott Speedman. Go figure.

Yes, there have been highlights, snarky internet haters.

Michael Sheen, classing up the joint all proper-like.

Sophia Myles, also offering a bit o' class.

Bill Nighy, whose very presence improves a film by 278.9% on average.

And those guys are just in the first film.

The “Underworld” movies have proper actors in them, don’t you know – and none of them give the impression that they’re slumming, which is pretty cool.  It’s one of the reasons that I like the series – I’m well aware that it’s noisy, derivative, B-horror fare and I’m pretty sure that the creators are, too.  There seems to be an implicit bargain between audience and film-makers that we’re going to enjoy this film and the universe it occurs in and not think too much about how silly it is – it’s a shame that critics haven’t joined the party, but you can’t have everything (where would you put it?).

So, there’s a new “Underworld” flick out in January and I’m kind of excited to see it.  Revelatory stuff from Fluffrick, once more.

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