Friday, May 29, 2009

British Sci-Fi TV Alert! Doctor Who companion revealed, Torchwood returns

- The BBC has revealed the next actress joining the Doctor during his travels on Doctor Who. Twenty-one-year-old Karen Gillan will join new Doctor Matt Smith. She's technically already appeared on Doctor Who, playing a soothsayer in the Season 4 episode "The Fires of Pompeii." The actress told the BBC: "The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it. Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him." [BBC]

- In the meantime, Who spinoff Torchwood is set to return for a third season in July, airing on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US. The season begins with a five-episode arc titled "Torchwood: Children of Earth." Watch the trailer below. [Paste Magazine] [BBC America]

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