We dropped by the Doctor Who studio in Cardiff just before The Ponds wrapped on their final episodes to talk with Karen Gillan about Community’s (NBC) Doctor Who-spoof “Inspector Spacetime”.
It turns out she’s a huge fan of both the sitcom and the show within the sitcom. #AmyMeetsAbed
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Karen explains ‘Inspector Spacetime’ to Steven, Arthur, and Matt.
Word out of the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention is that there is going to be a web series of Community’s Who-parody showInspector Spacetime. It sounds like it won’t be Donald Glover and Danny Pudi in the starring roles, however. Travis Richey, who plays the Inspector on the show within a show will be producing six episodes. [bessyboo via Charlie Jane]
Edit: Our own Charlie Jane Anders, who was at the panel, adds that there was a dramatic reading of the first webisode, in which the Inspector and Constable Reginald visit the planet New Seventh Earth Two, where they meet the Blogons, vanquish them with the Inspector’s “optic penknife,” and then run into a deserted warehouse where they get trapped. Apparently, later in the episode we’ll get to meet the Inspector’s arch-nemesis. The panel also included a slideshow explaining the long line of actors who played the Inspector: Christopher Lee in the 1960s, Stephen Fry in the 1980s, and Steve Carell in the 1990s TV movie.
Second Edit: Travis Richey, Inspector Spacetime himself, wrote in to clarify a few points:
Dan Harmon, Community, NBC and Sony have nothing to do with this web series. I pitched it to them after my first episode of Community, but never heard back from them one way or another. So I’m going to do it myself, with the help of fans. I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign in a matter of hours for an equipment budget, and the complete story can be read there.
When universes collide
* who plays ‘Inspector Spacetime’ in Community’s ‘Doctor Who’ parody/tribute.