A reason to like April

Doctor Who is returning to our screens on the 3rd April, and there is so much stuff floating about that I need a post to make sense of it all.

Firstly, the Beeb have released their press pack for the new series. Yay! I can’t believe it tells us anything we don’t already know, as people have been discussing the debut of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan since, well, forever. The statistics page is quite good, although it’s headed “10 things you didn’t know about Doctor Who” and has a fact for each incarnation of the Doctor. Someone is not good at maths.

I am very much enjoying the Digital Spy coverage of the countdown to April 3rd, which they have dubbed Whozapalooza! 2010. The rogue exclamation mark is slightly annoying, but the teasers, interviews, and pictures make up for that. The most important quote, for me, from the build up so far is:

Matt Smith is awesome as The Doctor. He’s funny, he’s charming, he’s clever, he is The Doctor. The episode is the perfect launch vehicle for him – daft alien threat aside – and it’s both dark and comedic.

It’s no secret I’ve been wary about Matt’s performance, and it’s all very well for Steven Moffat (are we really now calling him The Moff? Really?) to say he’s the best thing since sliced bread, but to hear it from a more independent source is much more reassuring.

Finally, if you want a bit more coverage, with filming pictures, launch stuff, and more, then the Blogtor Who blog is a great resource. I forget who introduced me to this, (it was either James or Lukeh, so I’ll thank both as they are way better than me at finding all the gossip) but it’s a great place to monitor the goings on without falling foul of any major spoilers.

When the series begins, I can’t promise not to talk about Doctor Who extensively, but better that than Glee, right?

2 thoughts on “A reason to like April

  1. Dr Who fever is growing! I must say, I’m really warming to Matt Smith at the moment even before he’s debuted himself properly! He seems completely mad and funny, which is always a plus! Hopefully he will prove his doubters right over the next few months.

    *looks at press pack*

    I don’t know if you saw this in the comments yesterday Christine but there was a clip of Smith being interviewed on BBC News, as well as a clip of the first episode, and both the interview and the clip made me like Matt even more. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVWT7-YJ3P0

    Wish I knew they were premiering in Cardif…

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