Donning the compulsory tweed for the third time, Matt Smith gets ready for more adventures through space and time as Doctor Who.
"Asylum of the Daleks is going to be a cracker," Smith says of the opening episode of the new series, screening on Prime on September 13.
"Steven [Moffat] has written an absolute belter and we have made the Daleks scary again, something I am not sure we got right before."
Asylum of the Daleks features Daleks from all of the decades - and Smith certainly has his favourites.
"The blue and white ones from the 1960s, I think they are from the Troughton era ... they are just kind of groovy, smaller but fantastic. And the lovely Barnaby (Edwards) who operates them. The day we filmed with all of those Daleks there was such an excitable atmosphere on set from cast and crew alike. It was a brilliant few days at work!"
The new series of 'Doctor Who' is set to have five big adventures for the Doctor and his companions.
"We have five of the most exciting stand-alone episodes, with everything from Daleks to dinosaurs and of course, the fall of the Ponds," says Smith.
As well as visiting new locations and facing new monsters, Smith also got his first taste as Doctor of what it is like to be on the receiving end of one of the show's most widely known formulas, a change in companion.
"It was terribly sad and I do miss them as they are such great chums," Smith says about his last days on set with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.
"We knew it was coming, but just didn't believe it. It is one of those things like when you are on holiday and you suddenly realise it is Friday and you are going home on Monday. But that is what the show is about, evolution and regeneration, and we now have Jenna who is lovely and great."'Doctor Who' returns to our screens on Thursday September 13 at 8.30pm on Prime.