On Alex Kingston’s Appearance On Craig Ferguson

In case you didn’t know, Alex Kingston of E.R. and Doctor Who will be appearing on the Craig Ferguson Show tonight.

Over a year ago, I wrote that Kingston would be a fantastic guest for Ferguson’s show; he’s clearly a fan (watch the monologue from that link), and Kingston lived in Los Angeles. (I use “lived,” past tense; she and her husband have just sold their Los Angeles home). Surely, I thought, Kingston would be an easy Doctor Who guest to book for his show; given that the show films some five thousand miles away from Los Angeles, Alex Kingston lived practically up the street from the CBS studios.

So, of course, it was eleventh Doctor actor Matt Smith that Ferguson scored for his show in November, when Doctor Who was filming on location in Utah.

And tonight! We get Alex Kingston!

Given Ferguson’s particular brand of lunacy, I doubt he’d ask her anything about any of her work on anything. No E.R. No Doctor Who. Not even Moll Flanders.

We could hope that Ferguson might ask Kingston’s opinion on who River Song is or what she thinks of the length of Karen Gillan’s skirts, unlikely as those questions would be. No, Ferguson would, like as not, quiz Kingston about a by-election in Burley-upon-Thames, a subject that neither he nor Kingston would be qualified to discuss!

Though I hope, honestly, that Kingston gets in at least one “Spoilers!”

Tonight, then. It’s not as big for Doctor Who as Matt Smith’s appearance six weeks ago, but still, it’s a significant happening. 🙂

And while we wait, here’s the “lost” opening to Matt Smith’s appearance on Craig Ferguson six weeks ago…

The triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism!

Spoilers! 😉

ETA: See this post for more as I write about my impressions of Kingston’s appearance on the show.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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