Tagged Karen Gillan

Terrified of Tennis Balls

Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan has revealed how her role as Amy Pond is not particularly glamourous – although presumably the former model doesn’t mind that much as she’s a down to earth Scot! Of course, the low glamour moment must have come in The Beast Below, where the scene Karen describes as “lying in…

The Time Of Angels

“Time is not the boss of me!” The Weeping Angels are probably the most interesting and scary monsters to evolve from the new era of Doctor Who. Their appearance in the Doctor-lite episode Blink returned the series to its darker roots and was a triumph of writing from Steven Moffat. Being a pessimist I expected…

Doctor Who to the MAX

So – what happens next? In the most unusual cliffhanger in Doctor Who since the show returned to television in 2005, The Time of Angels ended in thrilling fashion – but where next for the Doctor and his friends? And was that a return to form or what? Showrunner and episode writer Steven Moffat has…

Victory of the Daleks Roundup

So – what did the world think of Victory of the Daleks? The latest episode of Doctor Who aired last Saturday night and was met with a somewhat muted response – but what was the critical impression? Sadly, few mainstream media outlets covered the episode, with only this blog in the Guardian giving any traditional…

Perceived Budgets

A lot has been made recently of the so-called “budget cuts” allegedly enforced on Doctor Who since its return to production as an ongoing series in 2009. Speaking to The Mirror, BBC Director of television Jana Bennett has addressed concerns about the inflation-busting cost-cutting measures imposed across all TV production, not just Doctor Who. Previously,…

Time of Angels Hints

We’ve had the chance to cast our eyes over a preview disc for the next episode of Doctor Who – The Time of Angels is certainly something to look forward to! Obviously we’re not going to give anything away – but here are 5 Kasterborous (slightly cryptic) “teasers” to an episode that should dispel all…

Muted Daleks Reaction

It’s been a busy week for Doctor Who news – finally, here we’ve got the first of our round-ups covering the reaction to Victory of the Daleks which was seen by an initial 6.4 million viewers. The episode attracted an overnight audience of 6.2 million on BBC1 with 231,000 tuning in on BBC HD –…

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