Doctor Who: Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill Interview – Comic-Con

 With their final episodes approaching, the Doctor Who stars tease Amy Pond and Rory Williams’ departure from The Doctor’s life.

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Matt Smith writes fan fiction stories about Doctor Who

Yes, writing fan fiction stories, it’s a very good way to connect to the character one is impersonating, even if they will never be published nor they will become episodes of the show.

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“I’ve been a naughty girl” – Doctor Who companion Katy Manning interviewed on Radio Times

It is said that she suffered numerous stumbles and torn ligaments playing Jo Grant alongside Jon Pertwee’s Doctor in the 1970s – and “I lose things all the time. I once left my mother’s ashes at a bus stop!” Today, it’s just a glove and make-up bag she momentarily mislays. She has to read menus, letters, scripts inches from her nose.

The full interview can be found here.

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Doctor Who companion is the main character, not the Doctor

Steven Moffat: the companion is the main character in Doctor Who, not the DoctorTell me: have you have ever watch or read a story about a great hero (who saved the world or the history or the entire Universe) that was alone and had almost nobody around him? If there are any such stories they are anonymous. The reason is very simple: there was no one there to tell (us) the story. All the good stories have been told by others… and the Doctor stories are not exceptions.

In an interview published on Radio Times the writer Steven Moffat is establishing the priorities for the Doctor Who characters:

Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat says the series tells the story of the Doctor’s companion, rather than the Time Lord himself, and that the thought of the Doctor travelling alone is “depressing” and “unhealthy”.

“The story of Doctor Who is always the story of the companion, it’s always their story,” said Moffat. “It was Rose Tyler’s story, it’s Amy Pond’s story – the story of the time they knew the Doctor and how that began; how it developed and how it ended.”

Current companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams – aka Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill – are set to leave the show partway through the upcoming series, with Jenna-Louise Coleman starting a new chapter when she makes her first appearance in the Christmas special.

“The story begins again, not so much with the new Doctor, but with the new companion,” Moffat told BBC America. “It is their story. The Doctor’s the hero, but they’re the main character.”

James Bond versus Doctor Who

James Bond and the current Doctor (Matt Smith) have both been known to wear bow ties and they are both pretty good with the ladies in their own inimitable ways. According to Skyfall director Sam Mendes in a story from Radio Times, James Bond and the Doctor have something else in common.

“I mentioned the word in the press conference, ‘regeneration’ rather than ‘evolving,'” said Mendes, describing the way new actors of varying ages – and each with their own personal take on 007 – have stepped into the role of Bond over the years.

”I feel it’s like Doctor Who – there’s a geek answer – I was brought up on the idea of Doctor Who, who at the end of his final episode, he dissolves and a new actor pops up,” the director told Collider.

“He regenerates and it’s a whole other character: sometimes it’s an old man, sometimes it’s a young man, but he just changes. I’ve always loved that idea.”

The rest of the article is here.

Adrian Lester on Doctor Who Role (Radio 2)

Adrian Lester talked about the possibility of Doctor Who role in an interview for Radio 2.

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Doctor Who: Jenna Louise-Coleman on sci-fi, secrecy and Steven Moffat

As you already know, Jenna-Louise Coleman is going to replace Karen Gillan as new Doctor Who companion. The next quote is the first part from the interview taken by Radio Times in late March 2012 about the role, the audition and the secrecy she had to keep for some time.

Jenna-Louise Coleman’s audition for the part of the new companion in Doctor Who to replace Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond was shrouded in such secrecy that the show had a codename: Men on Waves.

“I wasn’t allowed to say it was Doctor Who at any point – not talking to my agent, not when I arrived at the audition, and I certainly couldn’t tell anyone at all what I was up to next,” the 25-year-old actress says, admitting that she was surprised at how good a fibber she became.

“When she was auditioning, Karen Gillan had been given a codename – Panic Moon, which is an anagram of Companion – so I worked out that Men on Waves is an anagram of Woman Seven, because this is the seventh series. Weirdly, seven is my lucky number and this is my seventh job.”

The full interview can be found here.

David Tennant and Billie Piper, interview 2006

The interview is old, but David Tennant and Billie Piper talk about Doctor Who series.

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New Doctor Who companion: Jenna-Louise Coleman, interview BBC

This month was unveiled that Jenna-Louies Coleman is going to be the next Doctor Who companion and her first episode will be broadcasted as Christmas special.

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BBC News – Doctor Who Convention, fan interviews, March 24, 2012

Uploaded as two different videos on Youtube, these were aired today, March 24, 2012, on BBC News. They were made at Doctor Who Convention and they are fan interviews.

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Steven Moffat talks about the first ever Official Doctor Who Convention on BBC News

 Steven Moffat talks about the first ever Official Doctor Who Convention on BBC News.

Date: March 24, 2012.

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Karen Gillan interviews Matt Smith

The interview was taken in 2010, before that year series started. Matt Smith was going to be interviewed and Karen Gillan switched the place with the reporter and she took the interview in her own charming and unique style.

Doctor Who’s Matt Smith interview for The Guardian: ‘I’m itching to come back to theatre

Matt Smith is well known for the role in Doctor Who, but he was first star-spotted on stage at the Royal Court. As he returns as patron of the theatre’s Young Writers’ festival, in this interview he talks to Andrew Dickson about limbering up for the next batch of Doctor Who, why he can’t wait to get back into theatre – and about the challenges of peeing live in front of an audience.

The interview can be found here.

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Karen Gillan and why she’s leaving Doctor Who

You must know that Karen Gillan is going to leave Doctor Who some time in the next season. She will stop acting the role of Amy Pond and the departure will be permanent: she says that she does not want to come back in other episodes of Doctor Who in the future.

There is a 2 page interview on IGN tv about the reasons of this departure: she needs a change. It was her decision and she talked to Steven Moffat about leaving the show. How she’ll do it is still a secret, but it seems that she’s leaving in the blaze of glori.

There are some interesting things said there, just read it.

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John Barrowman on Doctor Who 50th anniversary and Torchwood 5

I am not a big fan of Torchwood, but I watched it with pleasure. I am curious and I wanted to know what the show has to offer: it is good, but not close to Doctor Who (from my point of view).

The next video is the perspective of John Barrowman about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary and Torchwood 5th season. I did not now about the new Torchwood series, but it looks interesting enough to watch it (if and when it’s going to be released).

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Steven Moffat interview on BBC Breakfast, december 2011

One of the subject of the interview was the Doctor Who Christmas special:  The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe. It is sure that some changes will be done in the characters and companions, but there are only a few known data: Amy and Rory will leave the show during season 7 (to return in the future) and Matt Smith will leave Doctor Who at the end of the season.

You should know (if you don’t know already) that Doctor Who was the most downloaded show in America last year.

One other subject was the Sherlock Holmes series and the new (let’s call it so for the moment) competition between the shows. Sherlock Holmes have been already broadcast in 180 different countries, but it’s a long road until it will become a real rival to Doctor Who.

Karen Gillan about leaving Doctor Who at The Graham Norton Show, BBC America

Just few nights ago Karen Gillan spoke about her confirmed departure from Doctor Who, the longest-running and highest-rated sci-fi series in history, during her interview on The Graham Norton Show (BBC America).

Some time during the season 7 of Doctor Who will stop being the Doctor’s companion, but she will return to the show in the future.

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