Doctor Who Ultimate Xperience

Posted January 31, 2015 in
Doctor Who Ultimate Xperience
Karen Gillan and Billie Piper. Photo: Matt Brunk /

The most popular event of the entire convention featured the 11th doctor Matt Smith and two of his companions—Billie Piper and Karen Gillan. Well, technically Billie Piper wasn’t his companion, but she made a reappearance during his season as The Doctor. Fans of the show would ask them questions, they would respond, and it usually created a very exciting discussion. Fan’s asked questions from anything that had to do with Doctor Who to favorite sports teams and even more intense questions about handling domestic violence and abuse.

They managed to keep it lighthearted and upbeat regardless of how deep the questions were, and I can honestly say that there was not a moment during this panel that I felt bored. This panel’s success was not only due to Matt, Billie, and Karen, but largely in part to their fans and the variety of questions that they asked. I personally was not a huge fan of Matt Smith as The Doctor, but after learning more about him and watching him interact with his fans I suddenly want to go back to that season and watch it again.

I left this panel excited to watch Doctor Who, and that’s really what it’s all about. Also, who doesn’t love British accents? I also really loved them mentioning the differences between the U.S. and the U.K., like good plumbing and western movies. I felt like I got to know the actor’s quite a bit during this panel as well as learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of Doctor Who.