Matt & Kaz out in LA ~ 29 April 2014
Karen Gillan & Matt Smith out in Los Angeles (April 29, 2014)
Matt: And then Arthur was outside getting cross cause I was soaking wet, fully clothed in the bath.
Karen: I mean really angry.
Tom Baker has admitted that he “didn’t like K-9” during his time on Doctor Who.
Speaking at the launch of Doctor Who on Horror Channel, Baker said: “I didn’t like K-9 at all. Every time we had a shot [together] it meant that I had to get on my knees, which reminded me of the days when I was a Catholic, and it was pretty bloody boring being reminded of those days.”
Baker revealed that he had suggested the BBC get rid of K-9 altogether, but that K-9 was too big a part of the show.
“The dog couldn’t move quickly in the old days,” he said. “It was retrieved in rehearsal by John Leeson [voice of K-9], actually playing the dog, he actually moved around.”
“I said ‘Why don’t we give him another costume and get him to answer the phone or play chess or something’. But by that time, of course, the BBC had calculated that they were marketing K-9 and they didn’t want any discussion about that.”
The Fourth Doctor travelled with two versions of K-9, and despite his initial feelings, he admitted that he “finally got used to it.”
The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot have all been nominated for this year’s Hugo Awards.
All three have been nominated in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form’ category and the winners will be announced on 17 August at the 2014 Hugo Awards ceremony.
Commenting on the nominations, Doctor Who’s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, said, ‘For Doctor Who to receive three Hugo nominations in its anniversary year is completely thrilling. We are all over the moon. I’m particularly pleased about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot as that was my acting debut. I remain available for any parts requiring a black jumper and slightly unrealistic hair.’
The prestigious Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the influential science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. Best of luck to all this year’s nominees!
Click through to read more: Multiple Hugo Award Nominations for the Doctor!