WATCH: Who IS the Doctor? Here’s an Exclusive Inside Look

The 'Doctor Who' cast

Just who is this centuries-old alien called “the Doctor,” and how do you explain him to the uninitiated?

Well, if you have any pals who might be interested in getting started with Doctor Who, pass along the latest installment of the Doctor Who Insider. Featuring exclusive interviews from Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, and showrunner Steven Moffat, this clip pretty much gives the newbie fan all the info necessary to dive right in when the new season premieres on April 23. And it’s only three-and-a-half minutes, which is less than half the length of the latest Lady Gaga video.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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