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Matt Smith says Doctor Who is better than James Bond, loves Peter Capaldi….but not Belfast!

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Former Doctor Who Matt Smith has been comparing his favourite BBC show to another Great British institution, James Bond.

Smith played the eleventh Time Lord from 2010 through till Christmas Day last year, and ever since he announced his decision to leave, back in June 2013, he hasn’t really shut up about the show.
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Matt Smith would have made Doctor Who meaner & could Karen Gillan be the 1st female Doctor?

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On a number of occasions since Matt Smith announced his decision to quit Doctor Who last June he has seemed regretful of his choice and has admitted that he had second thoughts after handing in his notice.

However in a new interview Matt has explained why, in the end, he felt it was necessary to go.

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Former Doctor Who companion actress Karen Gillan to star in new US sitcom!


Former Doctor Who companion actress Karen Gillan has been cast in a new US sitcom, according to the Daily Record today!

The Scottish publication reports that the actress, who played Amy Pond in the hugely popular BBC family sci-fi series from 2010 – 2013, has already moved over to the States, and now that the pilot of the new sitcom has been picked up for commission by network giants ABC, it looks like she’ll be staying there…
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Doctor Who: Karen Gillan speaks out about “surreal” Christmas return!


Following her brief return to Doctor Who last Christmas, Karen Gillan has spoken out about the “surreal” experience!

Fans of the hit BBC family sci-fi series will know how Gillan played companion Amy Pond alongside 11th Time Lord Matt Smith from 2010 till 2012 when she bowed out of the show.
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Former Doctor Who companion, Karen Gillan, shaves head for new role in Guardians Of The Galaxy!

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Former Doctor Who star, Karen Gillan, has shaved her head for her role in the new Marvel movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The actress, who was renowned for her long flame coloured locks playing Doctor Who companion Amy Pond, debuted her new look at the recent San Diego Comic Con, as Digital Spy reports.
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Doctor Who: Arthur Darvil says ‘Doctor Who is such a different job to any other’ and Toby Whitehouse admits he would like to be show runner!

After we reported earlier this week that Doctor Who mastermind, Steven Moffat, has ruled out a return for Amy Pond and Rory Williams, the actor who plays Rory, Arthur Darvil, has revealed how different working on the hit BBC sci-fi family entertainment show to any other job you could have.

Arthur Darvil became a household name when acting alongside Karen Gillan as Rory Williams and his wife Amy Pond, the previous companions of the current Doctor Who (Matt Smith).
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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat says he has “no plans” to bring back Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill)!

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It would seem that Doctor Who writer, Steven Moffat, has no plans to bring back show favourites Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams.

With the 50th anniversary plans well underway for later this year, there were many a rumour floating around at who may make a comeback to help the Doctor celebrate this momentous land-mark occasion, with Rory (Arthur Darvil) and Amy (Karen Gillan) looking like dead certs.
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National Television Awards 2013: Shortlists revealed, and voting open!

With the 18th National Television Awards only two weeks away all the votes in the public choice categories have been counted and a short list has now been released for you to vote for your favourites!

The National Television Awards is a celebration of the last year on our television sets from soap’s to comedy, drama to factual, and whilst many of the awards are decide by an independent panel, the following 14 awards are left for you, the voting public to decide.
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Doctor Who star Jenna Louise Coleman says she’s not trying to fill Karen Gillan’s shoes and is on her own “journey”

Fans of Doctor Who will of course know that Karen Gillan left the show and her role as sidekick Amy Pond during the hit show’s last series…

And taking on the role of the Doctor’s new companion, Clara Oswin, is former Emmerdale star Jenna Louis Coleman, who says that she has no intention of trying to step into Karen’s shoes on the show.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the role, Jenna said, “I watched the five episodes that went out recently as we were filming.

“It was strange to watch their goodbye as I was doing the beginning – and interesting to see where it left the Doctor as well.”

And of playing Clara, who we’ll meet in the show’s Christmas special The Snowmen – which will air on the BBC on Christmas Day – Jenna said, “There’s no way to consider [being Clara] other than something totally different… Read more & comment »

Doctor Who – The Angels Take Manhattan: Amy and Rory’s last episode is full of style but not as memorable as I thought it would be

The Doctor says goodbye to the Ponds

Near the beginning of this week’s Doctor Who, the last before the mid-season break, The Doctor rips out the page of the current detective novel he’s obsessed with as he doesn’t like endings which is an ironic statement to make as we all know this is the end of the road for companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

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Doctor Who: “The tears you’ll see are real” says Karen Gillan of her on-screen departure as Amy Pond

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, which is of course entitled, The Angels Take Manhattan, sees the departures of Amy Pond and Rory Williams, and in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Karen Gillan – who of course plays Amy – has revealed that the tears we’ll see on-screen were in fact real.

Describing her exit from the show as “highly emotional” she told the paper that she in fact wept for a fortnight after she filmed her final scenes as the Doctor’s sidekick.

She said, “I just can’t believe it’s real. I have just always thought in my head I am in the show until the final episode airs, so I thought I had loads of time.

“But now it is approaching.

“It is a really weird sensation because I can’t wait to see the episode and can’t wait for everyone else to see it – but I don’t want it to air at the same time… Read more & comment »

Doctor Who – The Power of Three: Amy and Rory consider their options in this interesting episode with some treats for older fans

As all Doctor Who fans know this run of episodes will conclude with the last time we’ll see companions Amy and Rory and over the past few weeks hints have been dropped to why the couple will want to depart the Tardis. Over the past three episodes we have seen The Doctor visit the Ponds on a less regular basis, while they seem more eager to get back to their regular lives commenting at the end of last week’s mission that their friends will be wondering why they are rapidly aging. These themes come to a head at the start of this week’s episode, which is narrated by Amy, as Rory points out that they have two lives – regular life and Doctor life with the former not really getting a look in with the couple realising that they have to choose but just not straight away. We are told though that this was the only time that The Doctor stuck around as it was the year of the slow invasion.

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Doctor Who – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship: The Doctor reunites with The Ponds and Rory’s dad in an episode that is full of fun

Doctor Who: Dinosaurs On A SpaceshipThe first episode of this series of Doctor Who was dominated by the revelation that latest companion Jenna-Louise Coleman appeared earlier than anticipated and that her character had already been turned into a Dalek. Though Asylum Of The Daleks was a success for me at least it was dominated by this big twist, with Steven Moffatt later praising us journalists for keeping the secret, as well as all of the drama involving Amy and Rory’s marriage. There’s no denying that there were some lighter moments in last week’s episode but they were few and far between so thankfully in this next instalment the programme’s sense of fun has been restored but then you would think nothing less of an episode entitled Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.

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Doctor Who Asylum of The Daleks episode review – Jenna Louise Coleman shows up early as Oswin Oswald *SPOILERS*

With the return of The X-Factor and the impending new series of Strictly Come Dancing it’s fair to say that Saturday night TV is almost up to full speed once again. For some though it’s not complete without the return of Doctor Who, with the big news of this run of five episodes being that it’s the last time we’ll see Karren Gillan’s Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill’s Rory Williams, who’ve both been integral to Matt Smith’s time in the role of The Doctor. At the start of this episode though we find them odds with Amy now inexplicably working as a model, obviously that time playing Jean Shrimpton has rubbed off on on the red haired beauty, while it seems that her marriage with Rory is on the rocks as she signs the divorce papers to officially end the union. It is inevitable however that things will change, especially after they are both caught by humans with massive eye-stalks popping out of their foreheads.

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Doctor Who: Karen Gillan has been offering Jenna Louise Coleman tips on being the Time Lord’s companion!

Karen Gillan as Amy Pond in The Girl Who Waited

As fans of Doctor Who will of course know, Karen Gillan bows out as the Doctor’s sidekick Amy Pond in the forthcoming series.

She is being replaced by former Emmerdale and Titanic star, Jenna Louise Coleman, who takes up the mantle of the Time Lord’s companion – who’s to be called Clara Oswin – during the show’s Christmas special.

However, while speaking to the Radio Times about her departure from the show, Karen also revealed that she’s been sharing a few tips with Jenna about the role, and about her interactions with Matt Smith, who of course plays the Doctor.

Karen said, “I’ve met Jenna and we get on really well.

“And I’ve been texting her bits and bobs about Matt, but what I wrote is a secret. That’s the code of the companion… Read more & comment »