The British media have been busy snapping photographs of "Porg" (not his real name), who’s been hanging around the set of "Voyage Of The Damned," this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special. This is the one that hooks U.K. pop singer Kylie Minogue up with the temporarily companionless Doctor, as currently played by David Tennant.
It seems Porg – that’s just his on-set nickname, by the way – crashes the Titanic’s launch party by donning a white dinner jacket. Hey, look, Superman fooled people by putting on glasses… Anyway, it is believed the alien will not be smoking cigarettes on-camera.
The Doctor finds his TARDIS materializing on the Titanic, where he is joined by an on-ship waitress named Astrid (Minogue) to save the planet from the evil red spikey thing and, no doubt, tons of CGI. Mr. Tennant has some scenes where he doffs his trademark longcoat for a tuxedo.
The one-hour ""Voyage Of The Damned" airs on the BBC, aw, you guessed it, on or around Christmas. The second season of the spin-off series Torchwood is expected to begin a couple weeks later.