Published on April 18th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who Insider #2
â€œI would like to take up sword fighting as a hobby. I really, really loved it.â€
â€“ Karen Gillan on being a pirate in Episode Three of the new season.
In an exclusive interview, Karen Gillan reveals her thoughts on filming in America, Amyâ€™s onâ€screen marriage, and what her hopes are for future episodes. We also talk to one of Karenâ€™s predecessors: Katy Manning who played Jo Grant opposite Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee in the seventies.
PLUS, the issue also includes these great features and previewsâ€¦
The opening episodes of the new season are set in the USA and although this is the first time major filming for the series has actually taken place in America, this isnâ€™t the Doctorâ€™s first visit by any means, as we reveal.
I WASâ€¦ COLONEL HUGH CURBISHLY
Christopher Benjamin reminisces about working with Jon Pertwee in the 1970 story, Inferno, playing Colonel Curbishly in The Unicorn and Wasp in 2008, and creating the much loved character of Henry Gordon Jago in 1977â€™s The Talons of Wengâ€Chiang â€“ a role he has recently returned to on audio.
We look back at the moment that the Ninth Doctor confronted the Emperor Dalek in 2005â€™s dramatic season finale, The Parting of the Ways.
All the Doctorâ€™s greatest foes gathered to entrap him in The Pandorica Opens. Our guide shows you who exactly was there for this momentous moment.
The Time Scoop has collected the Silurians and the Sea Devils this issue. We take a closer look at the Earthâ€™s original inhabitants and their encounters with the Doctor.
Previews of the latest Doctor Who merchandise, including Terror of the Autons and Planet of the Spiders on DVD featuring mini interviews with Richard Franklin who plays Mike Yates in both adventures; the Seventh Doctor gains a new companion in the audio adaptation of Lost Story, Crime of the Century from Big Finish Productions; and author Paul Finch tells us how â€“ and why â€“ he gives the Doctor a rough time in his new novel Hunterâ€™s Moon.
A selection of photographs of fans and their incredible creations inspired by Doctor Who, including two lady Doctors and a tiki Dalek!
PLUS! The latest official news on the second half of the new series, and a giant, doublesided poster of Amy Pond and the Pandorica alien alliance!