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Published on February 5th, 2011 | by Patrick Riley

Pirate Hats Are Cool

I can just picture your face now as you read the title of this article.  “Pirate hats are cool?” you think.  “What might that imply?  Could the Doctor be about to don yet another ridiculous piece of headgear for the adventure on the high seas set to take place during episode 3 of the next series of Doctor Who?”

Wrong!  At least, it’s probably wrong.  To our knowledge thus far, the Doctor does not adorn his head with such a triangular decoration.  But Amy does!  That’s right!  This time it’ll be Karen Gillan looking “cool” in an article of clothing that’s commonly seen as… well, come to think of it, pirate hats are cool!

Holy Moly and the Daily Mail have both recently published snaps of Gillan, with the odd Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill as well, from the set of the upcoming pirate tale currently scheduled to immediately follow a two part American extravaganza.  To be honest, there’s nothing particularly special about the gallery on Holy Moly; just a bit of Karen being trained as a swordswoman (excited gasp!), although there is a rather nice wide shot of the entire ship.  The Mail’s small selection is definitely a must-see unless you’re an extreme spoilerphobe… let’s just say you may see Karen in full, stunning, pirate-hatted costume, swinging on a rope with a sword.  Did I say must-see?  Really, you don’t know what fun you’re missing!

Although you could just be incredibly patient and wait until the episode airs (impossible, right?) this spring after the first couple of episodes of Doctor Who’s return to BBC One.


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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

4 Responses to Pirate Hats Are Cool

  1. avatar Carn says:

    Karen looks fantastic in pretty much anything.

  2. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    Shouldn’t that be ‘spolierphobe’?

    Agree with Carn – Karen always look gorgous. But… phwoaar!

  3. @Paul Cavanagh

    Ah! Thanks Paul! Wrote that late at night when my thought processing is rubbish sometimes…

  4. avatar Leosw4 says:

    I saw clips of some of the filming last night.It really did bring a smile to my face.

    Wanted the Doc to meet Pirates for years, long before the arrival of Jack Sparrow, so really looking forward to this episode-in fact really looking to the whole series. All looks good so far.

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