This is a really good interview, covering questions about each of the rest of the episodes this season, including [SPOILER ALERT]:
Q: What can you tell us about the finale?
SM: It’s full of surprises and questions that have never been answered in the history of Who, including the Doctors greatest secret. We’re not pretending, we’re not kidding, it’s actually going to happen. The episode is called The Name of the Doctor and involves our hero in a conflict that is very, very personal to him. Usually he’s saving other people, but this time he might be the one who needs to be saved. We’ll also find out what makes his new companion so impossible and there’s a surprise that no one has got right so far, and one that will change the course of Who forever!
Russell T Davies and Katy Manning (Jo Grant) discuss their memories of Elisabeth Sladen in this exclusive commentary clip from Sarah Jane Adventures episode ‘Death of the Doctor’. Listen here: http://bit.ly/15cAw6D
Liam Cunningham is currently appearing in two of the hottest properties on TV. He is Davos Seaworth on Game of Thrones, and this Saturday he will play Captain Zhukov, a Russian nuclear submarine commander, on Doctor Who.
Liam Cunningham received high praise from Matt Smith earlier this year, when asked about how exciting the season was going to be, and what his personal highlights were, “Gosh, yeah. We’ve got Liam Cunningham, who is a personal favourite actor of mine. We’ve got a submarine. We’ve got the Ice Warriors…”
Check out the interview where Cunningham states his own opinion about Matt Smith, and makes funny comments towards the success of both Game of Thrones and Doctor Who.
The TARDIS and Clara have a relationship. Actually I don’t think we’ve talked about this in interviews before. It’s something that’s running through the series.
Instead of it being like, “Does so-and-so like Clara?” The TARDIS and Clara have a bit of a face-off. So, the Doctor is obviously bringing back somebody new. I think we’ve done a whole additional content scene of me talking to the TARDIS, and the TARDIS is making fun of Clara. They kind of have an argument. They’ve got a relationship individual to the Doctor where they have a dialogue.
Karen’s thoughts on the Angel’s Take Manhattan
When Doctor Who returns to BBC America on March 30th, the Doctor (Matt Smith) kicks off this new run of adventures through space and time by searching for his companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), a mysterious girl that he’s already lost twice. Together they find themselves battling monsters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire, and coming face-to-face with an army of upgraded Cybermen. The action grows and the Doctor’s oldest secret threatens to be revealed, as the world’s longest running science fiction series builds toward its highly anticipated 50th anniversary in November.
During this recent interview to promote the upcoming episodes, executive producer/lead writer Steven Moffat talked about what Jenna-Louise Coleman brings to the series, what made Clara the right companion for the Doctor, his favorite upcoming episodes, which monsters were the most fun to write, the impetus for bringing the Ice Warriors back, his approach to writing characters as iconic as the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes (he’s co-creator on Sherlock with Mark Gatiss), the biggest challenges and surprises in this set of upcoming episodes, what makes Doctor Who so universal, and the fact that he’s pretty confident that they’ll be able to deliver something great for the 50th anniversary. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
This is a question I’ve never had a chance to ask anybody before: what’s it like being on a stamp?
It’s a great privilege that the nation will be licking the backs of our heads. It’s an amazing thing – I’m really proud to be part of it. It’s cool. it’s something that I can show my grandkids.
You’ve got Jenna joining as Clara. What new colours does she bring out of your Doctor?
I think that essentially she allows him to complete his grieving period, as it were, over the Ponds. Not that he’ll ever forget the Ponds but she gives him his mojo back somehow, and his spirit of adventure, and allows him to go right, you’ve got to look forward. Importantly, she gives him something to be curious about, because she is this impossible girl and he doesn’t really understand how or why or what context she exists in. I think she ignites his curiosity. And with the Doctor that’s the thing that keeps him flying around.
This is a brilliant, fun interview. Click through for the rest.
MATT Interviews JENNA: DOCTOR WHO
It’s Question Time with Jenna and Matt!
In this Exclusive BBC America Video, now it’s new companion JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN’s turn in the hot seat, as the Doctor, MATT SMITH, takes over Interviewer duties.
Don’t miss the return of DOCTOR WHO with All New Episodes Saturday March 30 at 8/7c on BBC America. Immediately followed by the World Premiere of New BBC AMERICA Original Series ORPHAN BLACK at 9/8c and the new season of BBC AMERICA Original Series THE NERDIST at 10/9c.
Jenna Louise Coleman interviews Matt Smith.
Also: it can finally be revealed that we feed Matt Smith bagels with salmon and eggs.
All New Doctor Who Insider: Meet Jenna!
Let’s all welcome JENNA (Emmerdale, Captain America: The First Avenger) to the DOCTOR WHO family, eh?
Discover the first episode JENNA watched - right before auditioning! - and the unforgettable way MATT greeted her the first time they met.
And hear from STEVEN about the “very brilliant and new” chemistry between the Doctor and his new companion!
Get ready for the return of DOCTOR WHO with an all new DOCTOR WHO INSIDER, featuring World-Exclusive Interviews with stars MATT SMITH & JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN and Lead Writer & Executive Producer STEVEN MOFFAT - then, don’t miss the Premiere SATURDAY MARCH 30 at 8/7c Presented by Supernatural Saturday on BBC America.
Immediately followed by the World Premiere of New BBC AMERICA Original Series ORPHAN BLACK at 9/8c and the new season of BBC AMERICA Original Series THE NERDIST at 10/9c.
Peter Jackson has exclusively confirmed that he is still interested in directing an episode ofDoctor Who. The Lord of the Rings filmmaker has also named his fee: a Dalek. The offer came in the course of Jackson’s appreciation of the British science fiction showthat appears in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Jackson is a diehard Who fan who has been watching the 50-year-old series almost since it began broadcasting and who first expressed his willingness to direct an episode last year. In the EW article, he reveals that he met current Who executive producer Steven Moffat over Christmas and assured him he wasn’t joking. “They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson writes. “But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).” Jackson already owns two used-on-the-show Daleks — the most famous of the Doctor Who monsters — which you can see in the photograph above.