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Doctor Who on Late Late Show

For anybody who missed it, here are the segments with Karen Gillan and Matt Smith on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson last week.


Doctor Who‘s sixth season resumes August 27th which, if you’re counting, is now only 26 days away.


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  • Just started watching Dr. Who on netflix, pretty much because of the constant talk about it on Nerdist, so I thought this would be a good place to ask any questions about it.

    I find the character extremely unlikeable and unappealing so far. I know the actor playing the character is different from time to time, but I don’t know if the character changes much. Is he always kind of a grouchy, condescending asshole? I’d always imagined from clips i’d seen a great deal more whimsy and humor from the character. Instead he reminds me of the grouchy Scot who taught english 101 in highschool.

    Also, I’m wondering if there are any cool british cameos for me to look forward to, particularly of the comedy nerd variety.

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    Well, Aaron, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

    First off, welcome! I assume you started with the Christopher Eccleston season. His version of the Doctor is very grumpy at the beginning, but he does soften as the series goes on. We also learn WHY he’s grouchy. Later incarnations of the character are more lighthearted and whimsical.

    Even though it’s a different actor (something you’ll learn about too), the core of the character remains constant, and since he is hundreds of years old and incredibly smart, he always has a certain degree of arrogance and supreme confidence, and sometimes it comes across through condescension. BUT, he’s an amazing character who I’m sure you’ll grow to love.

    As for cameos, Simon Pegg turns up in episode 7 of the first series and the rest of the later series have a ton of awesome guest stars.

    I hope you enjoy!

  • I’m finding the second episode of the “first” season (eccleston) to be an immediate improvement over the first, which I assume was a pilot of sorts.

    It contains what may be the best use of Britney Spear’s “Toxic” ever.

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    OH! Yes, that first episode is ROUGH. The second and third episodes are great, then it’s sort of rough for two episodes (same director as the first) and then it’s basically gravy through the end of the season.

  • Goddamn she’s tall! Lovely too. I’m almost to the end of the third season on netflix, so hopefully 26 days from now I will be caught up to season 6 by then. The episode I watched today was beyond excellent, it had these statues, that could only come to life when nobody was watching them, thoroughly enjoyed it. Gonna be sad to see Freema Agyeman go, and despite the fact that my favorite doctor is Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant has really grown on me, soon he’ll be gone as well lol.

  • I found the farting aliens pretty funny, but could only watch them once because after a while the funny wore off and the ridiculous showed. Hang in there Aaron after a while you get attached to the Doctor. He is comical and smart. In the episode “the girl in the fireplace” is when you see him drunk and it really gets kind of funny because that is sooo out of his character.