The TARDIS Landed in Providence: Doctor Who Favorites Karen Gillan & Alex Kingston Reunite at RI Comic Con 2015

by Michelle Wells

This past weekend the annual Rhode Island Comic Con occurred, and this year’s guest list was much more impressive than it has ever been in previous years. The tiny state hosted celebrities such as The Walking Dead stars Seth Gillam, Scott Wilson, and Michael Rooker; Hellboy stars Selma Blair and Ron Perlman; and Jason Momoa who portrayed Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, but that doesn’t even begin to cover the complete list of all who were in attendance at the 2015 RI Comic Con. Nevertheless, the guests who really stole the show were Doctor Who stars, Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston. Arthur Darvill, who was originally on the guest list, was unable to make the event, but that did not hinder the excitement and happiness of fans of the long-running series.

Weeping Angel Cosplay

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Walking through the event you could see cos-play all around with fans dressed as the many re-generations of The Doctor, their favorite companions, or even popular villains, such as, a Weeping Angel or Dalek; proving that the Doctor Who fan-base in Rhode Island is very much alive and growing.

The highlight of the event was the Doctor Who panel, A Look Inside the TARDIS, where fans had the opportunity to line up and ask Karen and Alex whatever question they desired. Both stars seemed to enjoy their time interacting with the fans and they provided a fun and enjoyable experience for the overflowing room of devoted Whovians in Ballroom A at the RI Convention Center.

A Look Inside the Panel

Fans asked rousing questions such as-

Do you think there will ever be a female Doctor, and if so, who should play the part?

Alex had the fantastic response, “Me!” Karen chimed in with, “I second that.”

What was it like kissing Matt Smith?

What do you think of the Sonic Sunglasses that have now replaced the beloved Sonic Screwdriver?

and lastly, Karen imitates River and Alex imitates Amy in this playful video:

To see more answers regarding what it was like working with Steven Moffat, River’s future in Doctor Who (no spoilers of course!), Alex discussing what it was like working with each actor who portrayed The Doctor, Karen’s short film Conventional and other upcoming directorial work, and so much more, check out the complete video playlist below.

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