Published on October 12th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Karen: Doctor Who the “mother of all sci-fi!”

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has told Yahoo Movies UK that fans of the show are more passionate than those of Marvel!

Despite the crossover between the two universes (which Karen is probably as unaware of as most of you reading this), the actress –  currently promoting romcom Not Another Happy Ending but taking questions on her super-villain role in Guardians of the Galaxy – nevertheless risked the ire of the Excelsior crowd when she declared:

’Doctor Who’ is like the mother of all sci-fi!

This is why we love her.


It’s being going for 50 years, it’s the longest running sci-fi show in the world and people are absolutely passionate – they have this sense of ownership over it. It’s actually incredible to witness.

Karen is also disappointed that she knows nothing about The Day of the Doctor.


I’m going to be watching like everybody else. I don’t know what’s in it. Nobody’s told me… I feel like I have a right to know these things! Apparently not though.

Click the play button above to enjoy the full interview, and head to your local cinema listings to find out when you can catch Not Another Happy Ending, which is out now!

 

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




4 Responses to Karen: Doctor Who the “mother of all sci-fi!”

  1. avatar TonyS says:

    is Dr Who sci-fi at all?


    • No less than Marvel…

  2. avatar MWRuger says:

    It’s Science-Fantasy. But almost everything people think of as SF is. But that’s cool. Doesn’t make me hate Star Trek, Star Wars or Doctor Who just because they ignore almost every aspect of science.

  3. avatar MWRuger says:

    I think Karen Gillian is one of the most open and friendly actresses I have ever seen. This interview really shows this. You know she has done who knows how many of these that day and still she was engaged and responsive. We were luck y to have her on the show.

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