Matt Smith, set to film his last episode as the Doctor, offered fans a sincere “Thank you for your support” today at Doctor Who 50th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con. It was a bittersweet farewell tour for an actor who has won many fans in his four years on the long-running series.
The festivities played to a packed house in San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H, a 6,500-seat venue. Smith did a balletic leap onto the stage destined to made into a thousand animated GIFs. And he was joined by his companion Jenna Coleman, executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat, and producer Marcus Wilson. As the panel was also a celebration of An Adventure in Space and Time — BBC AMERICA’s upcoming dramatic film depicting the behind-the-scenes early days of Who — writer Mark Gatiss and actor David Bradley were on stage as well.
Craig Ferguson, Scottish funnyman, host of CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and a lifelong Whovian, moderated the proceedings, kicking things off with River Song’s trademark “Hello, sweeties.” The panel was dotted with dollops of Ferguson’s brand of cheeky humor. “The people waiting for the Sons of Anarchy panel are very confused right now,” he said…
MATT SMITH WALKING AROUND COMIC CON IN A BART SIMPSON MASK IS THE BEST THING ON THIS PLANET!!!!
Doctor Who fans at Comic-Con: OMG THE DALEKS ARE BACK AND THE TRAILER IS INCREDIBLE YOU HAVE TO SEE THE BIT WHERE RO-
Doctor Who fans not at Comic-Con:
Jenna at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con
BBC America’s “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary - Comic-Con International 2013 (July 21, 2013)
Matt Smith at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con
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The energy in the room was electric. So many fellow fans united and excited for the same thing. This fandom is so awesome! If you’re a fan and you meet in person, it’s like you’re instantly a friend. I’m so proud to be in this fandom…
Yesterday, you got up in front of a million people and said, “You’ll forget about me.” What did you expect the reaction to that remark to be like?