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Published on July 23rd, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Matt’s First Comic Con

Another year and another Comic Con is upon us. It seems like only yesterday we were watching David Tennant strut his funky stuff on the stage, gathering huge rounds of applause and giving subtle hints about the Tenth Doctor’s final adventures.

This time round, we had the weird and wonderful Matt Smith illuminating the stage with his quirky personality as he talked about Doctor Who and captivated the audience with his natural charm!

Matt was on a panel alongside stars of the fantasy television show True Blood (the one with vampires and werewolves and all that…what?…no, not Twilight!) and proved that even stars in a show as big as Doctor Who can get starstruck as he commented “I get to sit next to Pam and Lafayette!”.

Matt’s a True Blood fan?!

Receiving a huge number of questions from the audience, which Matt answered with his usual diligence, one such question that was asked was whether Captain Jack Harkness would return, to which the actor replied:

“John [Barrowman] is welcome to come back and strut his stuff.”

The Eleventh Doctor trying to keep Captain Jack in line? That’d be worth seeing.

When asked about the second half of series six, which is due to air later this year, Matt made some interesting comments to dwell on:

Let’s Kill Hitler…is in fine form, and there’s a great monster, which is important… Going into the next part of the season, there’s some real good River stuff and some real good River/Doctor stuff.”

For all of you who are able to attend, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan alongside writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Wills will make up a panel for a Q and A session in Hall H.


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8 Responses to Matt’s First Comic Con

  1. avatar krumstets says:

    True Blood and Matt Smith on the same panel. Wow!!
    Kristin Bauer van Straten who plays Pam is just superb..She gets some of the best lines in the show….
    A companion similar to her character would be excellent for Dr Who.
    Or indeed she could join the show as a regenerated Rani….

  2. avatar krumstets says:

    I wait for the moment when someone asks the present `team’ on Who, if and when Dodo will coming back into the show…..

  3. avatar krumstets says:

    I wait for the moment when someone asks the present `team’ on Who, if and when Dodo will be coming back into the show…..

  4. avatar Bob James says:

    Or, indeed, when we will see the resurrection of Adric!

    • avatar krumstets says:

      …I reckon they will discover his ( Adric’s) death was not a `fixed’ point in time and therefore he can come back – golden star and all…

      • Gentlemen! Let us not jest about these things!

  5. avatar Bob James says:

    I was just kidding, really…………

  6. avatar Bob James says:

    Good Lord, maybe he’s the one behind the Silence, though it was not like Adric to be silent. Poor Matthew, it was the character, not anything to do with him. But it’s just so funny to speculate. Can’t you just see the Matt Smith Doctor saying something like, “That’s really nice, Adric… now, just please shut up. I am asking nicely.”?

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