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Sturges teases 'Doctor Who' miniseries

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Writer Matt Sturges has teased some of the details surrounding his upcoming Doctor Who limited series for IDW Publishing.

The four-issue series is set outside of continuity and follows the current Doctor, played in the BBC TV series by Matt Smith, and his companion Amy Pond as they travel to a fairy tale land.

"The basic set-up is that the Doctor is really daring Amy to think of some place where he can take her that is beyond imagining; something that is really good," Sturges explained to CBR. "She tries to flummox him and she says when she was a little girl she always dreamed of going to a fantasy world with fairies and unicorns and elves and he thinks for a minute and then says, 'Yes. I can do that'."

The duo wind up travelling to the planet Caligaris Epsilon Six, which houses a recreational holiday park based on classic fairy tales, but are soon forced to defend the planet's inhabitants from an unknown foe.

Sturges admits that he was initially sceptical about how Smith would handle the iconic role of the Doctor, but says that the actor is probably now his favourite incarnation of the character.

"When they announced that the next Doctor was going to be some 26-year-old kid I thought, 'Well, this is never going to work,'" the Jack of Fables writer continued. "Now I think he's the best Doctor of them all!"

Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life launches in April.

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