Skip to comments.'Doctor Who' star's airport troubles
Posted on 03/31/2010 9:40:13 AM PDT by Borges
Matt Smith, the actor playing the new Doctor, was stopped at Heathrow airport because he was carrying a sonic screwdriver.
Officials took the 'Doctor Who' gadget for a weapon when a security scanner revealed what was in Smith's luggage, according to The Sun.
"But going through the X-ray scanner, it probably looks like a weapon, albeit something you'd see in Star Wars.
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>> As a time lord, could he not just go back and back in his Checked luggage and start over... <<
I guess his TARDIS was broken....
Lots of jokes in here about it.
The TSA folks in the U.K. must only watch Big Brother if they don’t know what Dr. Who is.
And they dismantled K-9 and gave him a bin full of the parts.
Hmm... Perhaps this is a stunt to create interest in DW in the US, since its new season is about to start on BBC America in April.
Why would an actor be carrying around a special effects prop when a series isn’t filming?
You can’t cross your own timeline.
Next time, travel by TARDIS.
K-9!! What have they done to you???
Fair point. My guess is that he’s already sufficiently recognizable to big fans of the show that he’s asked to pose for pictures, somewhat “in character,” hence the prop.
Made with that delightful new Sonic Vodka?
>> Why would an actor be carrying around a special effects prop when a series isnt filming? <<
Because most of new Doctor Who Actors are fans of Doctor Who.
>> Fair point. My guess is that hes already sufficiently recognizable to big fans of the show that hes asked to pose for pictures, somewhat in character, hence the prop. <<
Matt Smith and the previous actor where both big fans of the show from what I understand. That and psoing for pics with crazed fans, LOL. Dr. Who is also a cultural phenomenon over in the U.K. as well.
The 5th season of DW starts on 3APR2010. It should be posted on YouTube by the end of the day in America.
what? no jelly babies?
Youtube is fairly strict about pulling that stuff. Though Dailymotion.com has tons of DW.
A recent favorite recent was David Tennant responding to “State your name, rank and intention”. with “Doctor, Doctor and Fun”.
Would you like a Jelly Baby?
Screaming Jelly Baby.
(Jelly Baby placed in molten Potassium Chlorate.)