Matt Smith, who is in his second highly-regarded season on BBC America’s Doctor Who, is experiencing his first Comic-Con. As the eleventh man to star on the long-running series, he had a challenge of stepping into some well-worn shoes. “For me, it’s quite remarkable to jump into something that already has a legacy. It started with William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton… Tom Baker.” But after doing fan events both stateside and in his native Britain, “I now realize it’s quite popular,” he laughed.
What’s an Anglophile (or a Whovian) to do at Comic-Con? Loads, actually. BBC America is bringing a distinctly British twist to this year’s proceedings out in San Diego, with Doctor Who
stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan making their first-ever appearance at the popular event.
At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, lots of TV personalities showed up to promote their shows.