Posts Tagged ‘Karen Gillan’

DRINKING TIPS WITH KAREN GILLAN

Tip #1 Take a seat, unwind and have a drink

Tip #2 Whenever anyone asks to take your pic, slowly stretch your muscles, arch your back and flash a "come hither" look

Simple, right?

I, however, would not want to be anywhere near Miss Gillan when she wakes the next day after chasing that liquor with a big fat glass of red wine.

I wonder if Doctor Who can fix a migraine?

(Thanks to Jose Melendez at the CCW*TV Blog for the pics!)

Sorry, no word if the delicious Amy Pond will be attending.

(She’s probably too busy playing with her new Wii Sonic Screwdriver!)

Yeah, I’d go. Regardless.

After watching this vid, my estimation of Matt Smith the actor and Matt Smith the cool guy increased 1,000-fold.

From Wikipedia:

The Doctor Who Prom 2010 was a concert showcasing incidental music from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, along with classical music, performed as part of the BBC’s Proms series of concerts. The concert was performed on 24 and 25 July 2010 and was hosted by actors Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, who portray the Doctor and his companions.

Following up on the first Doctor Who Prom in 2008, the concert featured music from the series, this time alongside pieces by John Adams, Gustav Holst, Carl Orff and Richard Wagner.

An edited version of concert, containing only the Murray Gold compositions and none of the classical pieces, was televised on BBC Three on 6 September at 8:30pm and was repeated on 7 September at 2:45am. An extended version containing all the music from the 2010 Doctor Who Prom will be broadcast on BBC Three on 10 September at 7pm.

Could you imagine any American TV Stars doing this? With this much wit and charm?

(Many thanks to CCW*TV’s Jose Melendez for catching this one!)

Blue Ocean Accessories must think so!

What happened to Matt Smith?

According to Gallifrey News Base:

A new set of Doctor Who Nintendo accessories will be released alongside the forthcoming Wii and DS games: Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth and Doctor Who: Return to Earth due in the Autumn.

A Sonic Screwdriver stylus is being released to accompany the games by Blue Ocean Accessories the hardware department of games publisher Koch Media.

Also available will be slipcases featuring the Doctor and Amy Pond.

Ben Jones, media manager of Blue Ocean Accessories, said: “We’re excited to be partnering with the BBC Worldwide on what we believe will be a great seller this Christmas.”

Why is Amy Pond on the cover of a Sonic Screwdriver toy– other than for the obvious reason? Oh, there is no reason other than the obvious reason? OK, I can dig that.

I wonder which version of this toy will sell better?

FIRST 2 GUESSES DON’T COUNT

Karen, is that a sonic screwdriver in your panties... Oh, forget it!

(Thanks to Elliott Serrano at Geek to Me for tweeting the link.)

A shorter break between Who appearances. That's a good thing!

Beginning in 2011, Steven Moffat has decided to SPLIT Doctor Who into 2 separate series. One 7 episode series starting around Easter. Then a Summer break. Then a 2nd 6 episode series starting in the Fall.

The Christmas Special stays in place.

Moffat thinks it is the ideal schedule for 2 reasons:

1) He can now have a HUGE cliff-hanger to end the first 7 episode arc… Something Doctor Who showrunners could never do before due to the long wait in between 13 episode seasons.

2) Fans will now never have to go too long to wait for another Doctor Who “fix”. Instead of 13 episodes appearing one after the other, all at once starting at Easter every year… Fans get 7 eps at Easter, 6 eps in the Fall and then a Christmas special on 12/25– followed by another round 7 eps the following Easter, etc., etc., etc.

Seeing more of Karen Gillan? Oh, HELL YES!

This, of course, will also allow for 2 First Nights & 2 Finale Episodes. In short, twice as many EVENT episodes.

And even though they will not be shooting more material than normal for a year (13 regular eps, 1 Christmas Special)– I bet it will feel like more material since there will now only be short breaks in-between Who appearances.

The BBC can now promote the hell out of the show almost all year long– as opposed to just every Christmas and Easter. This extra promotion can only lead to more Doctor Who viewership.

So it’s a win-win. A little frustration for those (like me) who want everything RIGHT NOW… But Hey, if I can get over it this quickly– so can you.

When I see this woman walk onscreen it's basically, "Who cares about the Doctor?"

And for those thinking why don’t they just film more episodes like American TV… Doctor Who– at 13 eps a season– already films TWICE AS MANY episodes as the average British TV series does every year. So I doubt you’re ever going to see that change at all.

In fact, with these shorter seasons also being the modus operandi for most American Cable shows– I wouldn’t be surprised to see the already ridiculously short American Network TV seasons cropped even further. The Networks don’t seem to act like they know this yet– but they are slowly but surely turning themselves into “basic cable” channels right now.