Matt, Karen, with Piers in the background.
Learn the inside story about episode 11’s haunted hotel that Matt Smith calls “a wonderful & clever idea,” and see why Steven Moffat finds hotels “quite frightening… and properly Doctor Who.”
If you haven’t seen ‘The Girl Who Waited’ DO NOT WATCH THIS. In fact, do not read any more of this post after this sentence. Stop. Now. We said stop.
Learn the inside story about Karen Gillan’s remarkable transformation into ‘Old Amy’ in the Tom MacRae-penned episode, from monster-movement classes to voice coaching to “ninja-style” fight sequences. See why Matt Smith calls her performance “one of the greatest… to date” and Steven Moffat say s “it’s an immaculate piece of acting.”
*Spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen Let’s Kill Hitler*
Relive the heart-warming origins of Amy & Rory’s romance and swoon at the charming moment when Amy finally wakes up to the future Mr. Pond’s secret love for her.
— Beth Willis mentioned the fez to Piers and I before he even wrote it. He said, “I’m thinking of putting Matt in a fez in episode 13.” And of course both Piers’ and my jaws hit the floor and went “A fez? You’re kidding me, you’re going to put Matt in a fez? If we put Matt in a fez, Matt will never take the fez off. He will want to wear the fez for the whole of the next series. It will be glued to his head. He’ll be wearing it, you know, with his own clothes. It will be a nightmare.” And he said, “No no, I’ve got a cunning plan; as soon as he’s got the fez I’m going to kill the fez.”
It all started with the chanting. Then the clapping and stomping. Next the sonic screwdrivers were raised high into the air, their squiggly squeaks resounding throughout Hall H, which was filled to its 6,500-seat capacity.
In the back of the room, you could see young Nick Pickett, founder and president of his Doctor Who club at Marshall Middle School in San Diego, standing proudly alongside the more than six-feet tall orange Dalek that his schoolmates helped to build. Costumes included TARDISes of all colors, a gallery of Doctors since 1963, and more. It was a gigantic party, pep rally, and media event all wrapped into one.
Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were joined by writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis for the Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con. BBC America unveiled a brand-new trailer, which went over gangbusters, as well as an premiere date for the fall season (August 27) and a sneak peek at Toby’s upcoming episode, “The God Complex.” (Which looks amazingly wacky, with hotel interiors, fish bowls, hair dryers, and people being tied up.)