WATCH: Matt Smith Answers Fan Question, Pays Tribute to Beloved ‘Doctor Who’ Companion

Matt Smith

All set for the midseason premiere of Doctor Who this Saturday (August 27) at 9/8c? Well, we have a treat for you. No, it’s not TARDIS burritos. But Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat recently made time out of their hectic schedules to answer questions put forth by BBC America’s Facebook fans. And we’ll be posting the clips each day this week.

Today, Matt Smith answers Patty Snow Ferris‘s question, “If you had to choose one of the previous companions to travel with, who would it be and why?” And his response is a touching nod to a very beloved — and deeply missed — TARDIS sidekick:

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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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