British actor Matt Smith has penned a series of stories based on Doctor Who - in a bid to get to know the character.
The star took over the role from David Tennant, who quit last year (09), and his first scenes in the sci-fi show will be broadcast in the U.K. next month (Apr10).
And Smith admits he wrote a number of tales about the character to try and understand his thought process before he began filming.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I wanted to feel like Doctor Who, understand where he'd come from. So I wrote stories of The Doctor and Einstein in Egypt which focused on their roles in the creation of the Pyramids.
"I had six months preparation before we began filming so it gave me time to write quite a few stories."