Most of you know, I host the podcast COMIC NEWS INSIDER covering the world of comic books, animation, sci-fi and pop culture. Doctor Who, the hit British sci-fi show, definitely falls into that category. If you don't know about it, then look it up! I ain't got time to be giving you no history lessons, fools! Anyway, it's a great show and I'm a big fan.
A few years back, I had the privilege to interview the 10th Doctor David Tennant along with then showrunner Russell T. Davies, producer Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn. However, when the 11th Doctor Matt Smith took over, BBC did a huge push in America. For the first time, I was seeing it advertised on the sides of busses and billboards all over. Great to see! But with that big push, brought tons of exposure, attention and more fans. And with that, it became a bit more difficult to get into the press rooms and get interviews with the cast.
The new season (sorry, series as they say in the UK) starts on September 1st and they are having an advanced screening of the first episode tonight here in NYC. Which I can't make. CURSES! It's an evil Dalek plot to keep me away!
There will be some press roundtables with Matt, Karen Gillan ("Amy Pond") and executive producer Caroline Skinner in the afternoon which I CAN attend! Finally! I can meet and interview the lovely Miss Gillan and she'll totally fall in love with me. At first, I didn't think there'd be any interview opportunities but I had misread the original PR. Take that, Cyber Men!
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Matt Smith and I at a mutual pal's party at San Diego Comic Con last month.