matt smith karen gillan doctor who camera test Throwback Thursday: 'Doctor Who's' Matt Smith and Karen Gillan pose for their first camera test

Sure, there’s a new Doctor on the way for “Doctor Who,” but what about those moments leading up to Matt Smith’s first season on the show. Thanks to Karen Gillan, who served as Smith’s first companion, you can have a window into that as well.
Gillan shared what might be the earliest photo of Smith and herself in costume, taken during the first camera test the pair did for the show. In April it’ll be four years since Smith and Gillan debuted as a space and time traveling team.
It’s hard to believe it’s hasn’t been longer, as they look like kids playing “Doctor Who” dress up. Hopefully this little trip back in time will help make the wait for Season 8 a little bit easier.
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