Saturday, August 8, 2009

Doctor Who

We have become rather big Doctor Who fans. Like most American kids in the '80s I remember seeing the Tom Baker episodes on PBS, but never understood what was going on so I never got into the show. The giant and ancient franchise was resurrected in 2005 and that was my in. It was not rebooted or re-imaged, it continued. All of the previous events are still part of the history. I've been a fan ever since. We are anxiously waiting for this new incarnation of The Doctor.
Photos of Matt Smith in costume and his new companion, Amy Pond (played by Karen Gillian), have recently popped up:

First Look at Matt Smith as the New DOCTOR WHO

Matt Smith, Karen Gillian - Doctor Who

Check out Matt Smith in costume as the 11th Doctor filming new episodes of DOCTOR WHO.

We have known for a while that David Tennant would not be returning, and also found out that Matt Smith had been chosen to replace him, but now we finally get to see him as the Doctor thanks to BBC (via Scifi Wire).

Next to him is Karen Gillian, who is playing the Doctor's new companion, Amy Pond.

In addition to Matt Smith taking over the role, there were also some additional changes made behind-the-scenes of the show. Steven Moffat is now the new lead writer and executive producer, who will be responsible for the "overall creative direction of the show, as well as plot and character arcs." As a fan of his shows and all his Doctor Who episodes, I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us this new season.

The new Doctor Who series will premiere in Spring 2010 in the UK.


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