News from (Doctor) Who-ville


images.jpgNow that the Matt Smith – Karen Gillan era has begun in both the UK and the US, here are some bits and bobs floating around the cosmos regarding the premiere. Intrepid Tellyspotting correspondent, Cindy Lou Who, files this report from (Doctor) Who-ville.

  • Filming Doctor Who has been interesting to say the least according to Karen Gillan, the Doctor’s new assistant as she recounts in the Telegraph some very strange issues she’s had to deal with so far.
  • Coming off some nice audience numbers in the UK and some record numbers for the U.S. premiere and just when you thought everything was fine from a viewer feedback standpoint regarding the new Doctor, his assistant, the Tardis, etc. comes this article from the Telegraph where it seems fans are upset with the new theme music.
  • While wondering if the Tardis would fall victim to volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, seems as though Steven Moffat was stranded in LA and couldn’t get back to the UK. During his downtime, Moffat took time out to say that the  series will only get scarier in this quick interview with a member of the UK press corps. His son definitely approves.
  • Russell T. Davies has found a way to return to Doctor Who by bringing Matt Smith along for a two-part episode of the spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, which is written by Davies. The program will also see the return of Katy Manning, who played the Doctor’s companion Jo Grant from 1971 to 1973. According to io9, Moffat cited this moment as proof that the Doctor’s relationship with his companions really is at the center of the show, and Doctor Who is really the story of each companion and how the Doctor changes her (or sometimes him).

Anyone else have any thoughts about the premiere, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan or the music? Or about Russell T. Davies returning? Would love to hear them.

  • Cora Latta

    Cindy Lou – thanks for your reporting! I haven’t taken the time to read all the articles, but I look forward to delving into them in the near future.
    I find it interesting that other networks are not carrying the Sarah Jane Adventures – with its obvious popularity on the other side of the pond and continuing involvement of RTD. I am looking forward to the next episode of new Who (on another network) and to the return on KERA! And yes, it’s always been about relationships – companions and monsters alike.