What Does It Take to Become the Doctors Companion

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Who wouldn’t want to travel through space and time with the Doctor?Choosing the Time Lord’s mates is not an easy task, according to a behind-the-scenes clip from Fathom Events.“The role of the companion is as central as the role of the Doctor, sometimes, and often, moreso,” showrunner Steven Moffat said in “Becoming the Companion”—a short documentary set to screen alongside the cinematic debut of Doctor Who on April 17 and 19.“Casting a new companion is every bit as difficult as casting a new Doctor,” added Moffat, who knows a thing or two about both.In 2009, he took over for Russell T Davies as executive producer and head writer, introducing a fresh logo and title sequence and redesigned TARDIS, as well as a regenerated Doctor (Matt Smith) and new companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), and River Song (Alex Kingston).Moffat also played a big role in the casting of companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi)—not to mention his latest cohort, Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie).Next month, Whovians across the country will get a backstage pass to the process of finding the right travel partner for Doctor Who‘s titular Time Lord. The broadcast features commentary from Moffat, Capaldi, and Mackie, who recently made the leap from London’s West End to the TARDIS.BBC“Obviously [I was] completely overwhelmed and just burst into tears and just screamed,” the star said of her casting in in the long-running sci-fi show, adding that she was “completely incredulous.”Tickets are now available for Fathom Events’ showing of season 10 premiere “The Pilot,” playing in movie theaters across the country on April 17 and 19 at 7 p.m. local time.The two-nights-only program runs for an extended 1 hour and 40 minutes, featuring exclusive bonus content you won’t see on the BBC. Audiences will also be regaled with the first episode of Doctor Who spinoff Class.Bring your ticket stub (or proof of purchase) to Hot Topic retailers through May 6 for 25 percent off Doctor Who merchandise. And snag three free Doctor Who digital comics from Titan Comics and comiXology if you book through Atom Tickets.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on targetlast_img

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