Series 5 update

July 20, 2009

On the day that Series 5 is due to begin filming, a couple of very interesting items have been announced. First, Karen Gillan’s character is to be called Amy Pond.

Secondly, the costume for Matt Smith’s Doctor has been announced, and can be seen below.

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DWM #410

June 24, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine issue 410 is out tomorrow, but Doctor Who Latest has an early copy. The magazine’s headline feature is a two-page interview with Karen Gillan, recently announced as the companion for Series 5. The interview doesn’t actually say anything, other than she watches the show a bit and thinks everyone is “excellent” or “lovely”.

The big article is by Simon Kinnear, about the presence of money in Doctor Who, and how it affects the Doctor’s universe. The seven-page feature is quite interesting; it goes through the show chronologically, from the Doctor’s tax-dodging in The Reign of Terror to Planet of the Ood.

An interview with Julie Gardner looking back on her time on Doctor Who follows for three pages, then the third part of The Age of Ice.

However, the next part is Doctor Who Latest‘s favourite: the exciting preview for Torchwood: Children of Earth, the five-part series that will air over one week this July.

The magazine also has all the news, the reviews and the Watcher’s Guide to the Fourth Doctor. It is out tomorrow priced £3.99.


Series 5 companion announced

May 30, 2009

The actress to join Matt Smith in Series 5 has been announced as 21-year-old Karen Gillan.

Executive producer Steven Moffat said, “We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too.”

Series 5 starts production in July and will begin broadcasting in spring 2010.