Karen Gillan.jpgWhich version of the Doctor in the re-imagined version of “Doctor Who” is the best is always a pretty heated debate. But if you ask who the best companion is, you’re pretty likely to get the answer, Amy Pond. Even a brief glimpse of her at the end of the recent Christmas special was enough to make fans tear up.

Why are we Whovians so sad? It’s because we know that Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan, is leaving the series. The girl who waited is leaving us. On Saturday’s (Jan. 7th) “The Graham Norton Show” on BBC America, Gillan speaks out about her departure from the beloved series.

“I have known for ages that I am leaving,” she said. “It’s such a massive relief that it is out and I can speak freely about it. I’m back next year for a few episodes but it’s not actually confirmed when I go.” When she was asked if she knows how she’ll be written out and if Amy Pond could die, she said, “I don’t know, it could be possible.”

Amy dead? We’re not sure if we’d ever recover from a blow like that. Also on Saturday’s show is Martin Freeman, the star of a little film called, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Forget partying on Saturday night. Genre fans are going to be planted on their couches, geeking out. We’ll be right there with you. Order us some pizza.

Posted by:jbusch