Matt Smith Comic Con Panel . Photo by Dave Gustav Anderson

TV Guide Fan Favorites Panel: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Brings Down the House

Matt Smith, who is in his second highly-regarded season on BBC America’s Doctor Who, is experiencing his first Comic-Con. As the eleventh man to star on the long-running series, he had a challenge of stepping into some well-worn shoes. “For me, it’s quite remarkable to jump into something that already has a legacy. It started with William Hartnell, Patrick TroughtonTom Baker.” But after doing fan events both stateside and in his native Britain, “I now realize it’s quite popular,” he laughed.

BBC America Guide to Docto Who Comic-Con 2011: Panels, Signings, and Exclusive Merch

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith from 'Doctor Who' are set to headline this year's Comic-Con.

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith from 'Doctor Who' are set to headline this year's Comic-Con.

What’s an Anglophile (or a Whovian) to do at Comic-Con? Loads, actually. BBC America is bringing a distinctly British twist to this year’s proceedings out in San Diego, with Doctor Who
stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan making their first-ever appearance at the popular event.

Comic-Con 2011: Zachary Levi, Matt Smith and Other ‘TV Guide” Fan Favorites

Doctor Who's Matt Smith on the Comic Con TV panel.

Doctor Who's Matt Smith on the Comic Con TV panel.

At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, lots of TV personalities showed up to promote their shows.

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