Doctor Who Writer Steven Moffat and Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Stephen Moffat
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Matt Smith
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Karen Gillan

The sci-fi adventure series Doctor Who has been a fan favorite for more than 40 years. The original run of the show, from 1963 to 1989, is mostly remembered by Americans for its cheesy special effects and distinctly British eccentricity. A series revamp in 2005 dispensed with the former and kept the latter - it's a huge hit, both critically and commercially, in the UK.

This month the fifth series of the new version of the show launched on BBC America, with a new head writer (the highly acclaimed Steven Moffat), a new Doctor (Matt Smith) and a new companion (Karen Gillan). Moffat, Smith and Gillan are our guests on this Sound of Young America. They talk bout the significance that Doctor Who held in their lives, and about what it's like to put a personal stamp on a revered cultural phenomenon.

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Karen and Matt!! <3

I love them but, it is so difficult to get much stuff relating to the show in America!! I love the show so much I even have started a "Panic Moon Club" in which my friends and I watch it every week, we are terrible of staying away from spoilers!!

Excellent Interview

Great to see someone in the American media covering Doctor Who! Moffat's comments about Amy are especially telling with respect to his approach to the show. If we view her as a surrogate for the viewer, the fact that the show is about her means that it's about the fans as well, which also explains the longstanding popularity of the show. Every episode is a chance to do what Amy does at the end of her first episode -- a chance to escape from everything for a while and spend some time with our favorite imaginary friend.

I love the show so much I

I love the show so much I even have started a "Panic Moon Club" in which my friends and I watch it every week, we are terrible of staying away from spoilers!!
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