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  • The new Doctor is... (Dr Who)

    Ok, it's been announced... it's definite... The Doctor is in the house...

    BBC announced today that the 11th person to step into the shoes of The Doctor after the current season of 'specials' has finished, will be...

    Drum roll please...

    Matt Smith!!!

    *watches the tumbleweeds blow past in the silence*

    ok, so noone's heard of him yet, and there isn't that much information about him online... but i've got to say, he has an interesting look for the part...

    Here's the press release...

    Smith will be the 11th Time Lord and will take over from David Tennant who leaves the show at the end of 2009. He will be seen in the forthcoming fifth series that will be broadcast in 2010.

    The fifth series will also have a new lead writer and Executive Producer in the form of the BAFTA award-winning writer Steven Moffat, who is taking over from Russell T Davies.

    Moffat will be joined by Piers Wenger, who will be the new Executive Producer for BBC Wales making the show.

    Following David Tennant's decision to step down at the end of 2009, the team behind the new series set about casting the new Doctor so that new adventures could be created and scripts written with Matt in mind.

    Matt Smith said of his new role: "I'm just so excited about the journey that is in front of me. It's a wonderful privilege and challenge that I hope I will thrive on.

    "I feel proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity to join a team of people that has worked so tirelessly to make the show so thrilling.

    "David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him.

    "The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."

    Lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat said: "The Doctor is a very special part, and it takes a very special actor to play him. You need to be old and young at the same time, a boffin and an action hero, a cheeky schoolboy and the wise old man of the universe.

    "As soon as Matt walked through the door, and blew us away with a bold and brand new take on the Time Lord, we knew we had our man.

    "2010 is a long time away but rest assured the 11th Doctor is coming and the universe has never been so safe."

    Piers Wenger, Head Of Drama, BBC Wales, added: "With two hearts, a ferocious mind and over 900 years of experience behind him, it's not every 26 year old actor who can take on a role like the Doctor but within moments of meeting Matt he showed the skill and imagination needed to create a Doctor all of his own.

    "It's just the beginning of the journey for Matt but with Steven Moffat's scripts and the expertise of the production team in Cardiff behind him, there is no one more perfect than him to be taking the TARDIS to exciting new futures when the series returns in 2010."

    I'll give him a chance... It's always hard getting used to a new Doctor and letting go of the last.

    But I'll put faith in Steven Moffat's decision, he hasn't let me down yet...

    The other thing I don't like is we know a change is coming. I'd rather it be an unexpected thing. Like in the middle of a season. I'd rather not know when it's coming. How cool would that be to suddenly see a regeneration in the middle of an episode?


  • #2
    I have no idea what this is about....


    • #3
      If you watched the old series, the had people who looked nothing like the previous actors to play the roll of Doctor William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton or even John Pertwee and Tom Baker.

      Since the new series with Chris Eccleston and David Tennant and now Matt Smith, they are actually hiring actors who look similar to each other. I am curious to see what else Matt Smith has been in.


      • #4
        i'll give him a try but as of now

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        • #5
          Eh, if he screws it up we can always find a way for good ol' Tennant to return.

          God bless science fiction.


          • #6
            umm...... ok...... no. He looks younger than me and I'm one of the youngest members on this board
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            • #7
              he's 26... that is bloody young...



              • #8
                He'll still be Dr Who to me since I have no clue who he is.


                • #9
                  lol right



                  • #10
                    Even though he looks like he escaped from a Flock of Seagulls video I shall give him a chance.

                    There haven't been too many Doctors I haven't liked.

                    Thoguh I will admit it will be hard to top Tennant.

                    But then again I said the same thing about Eccelson.


                    • #11
                      I'm okay with this choice. It could have gotten a lot worse.


                      • #12
                        It's interesting.

                        I'm just sad Tenant is leaving, he's been possibly my favourite Doctor ever.


                        • #13
                          I'm upset about Tenant leaving too, he's become one of my favorite doctors.
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