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article imageThe dynamic of the duo: Doctor Who stars talk openly to MTV

By Andrew John     May 15, 2010 in Entertainment
Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have been talking openly about their relationship with the man behind the series, Steven Moffat.
During the series – which sees the concluding episode of a two-part story, The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone, in North America and Australia this weekend – MTV have produced Web interviews with Smith (the Doctor) and Gillan (Amy Pond).
This time around, the new Doctor Who duo discuss the dynamic between themselves and the series’ executive producer and lead writer, Steven Moffat, and why there’s a little bit of magic in every episode this season.
Smith was asked if Moffat occasionally bounded story ideas off his stars. “No,” he says, “he has the ideas, and we just turn up and say them.”
“Yeah, we just say the words,” Gillan adds, laughing.
Moffat is the creative mind behind some of the series’ most celebrated episodes, so it’s perhaps not hard to see why Smith and Gillan are so happy to be a part of the adventures he writes.
Time travel has important role
“His mind is so inventive, and he’s got these two really interesting little boys,” explained Smith of Moffat’s young sons. “He gets so many ideas from them. He was born to write this.”
The pair have indicated that, as with some of Moffat’s best-known episodes from previous series – such as Blink and Silence in the Library – time travel will play an important role in Moffat’s plans for the characters this season.
“He really uses time travel to the full,” says Gillan.
“What he’s managed to do with time in this series is extraordinary,” Smith agrees. “It’s magic – time travel as a concept is magic.”
Flesh and Stone – also starring Alex Kingston as River Song – airs today at 9 p.m. EST on BBC America. It can also be seen this weekend in Canada and Australia. The UK is two weeks ahead with Amy’s Choice by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly), which also stars Arthur Darvill as Amy’s fiancé, Rory.
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone is a Steven Moffat story.
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