Doctor Who: The Second Half of Season 6

Above is the trailer for the second half of Season 6 from Comic Con. The biggest news from the Doctor Who panel today was the announcement of the air date in the US and UK for Let’s Kill Hitler, the first episode when the season returns from hiatus. It will air August 27. There will also reportedly be lots of cliff hangers in the second half of the season, and Karen Gillan, who earlier stated she will be returning for Season 7, teased: “My secret, I’ve still got. And you still don’t know it. It’s so exciting! I feel so powerful now.”

I hope to have video of the Doctor Who panel later tonight or tomorrow to post.

Merlin Renewed For Fifth Season

More big news from Comic Com. With the fourth season of Merlin now filming, it was announced that the BBC has renewed the series for a fifth season.

Karen Gillan To Return For Season Seven of Doctor Who & Cast Interviews

The biggest news so far out of San Diego Comic Con is that Karen Gillan says she will returning to Season Seven of Doctor Who. It has only been officially confirmed that Matt Smith will be returning. There has been considerable speculation that Karen would be leaving after this season based upon the usual longevity of companions and her commitments to other projects. Perhaps the delayed schedule for next season is making it possible for Karen to return.

While waiting for the full Doctor Who panel, here are two interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. In the first, Karen Gillan reveals that she is a Trekie: