Sunday, January 4, 2009

Matt Smith to be 11th Dr Who

David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly with grace, talent and persistent dedication,” Matt Smith said in a BBC press release. ” 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.”

Slightly mad comic Russell Brand wanted to be the 11th Doctor, but relatively unknown actor Matt Smith gets the job. I saw Matt Smith in The Ruby and The Smoke and The Shadow in the North and liked him well enough-though I was really watching those shows because they starred Billie Piper. I like the idea of a younger Doctor Who to help fill in the gaps in The Doctor's infinite lifetime.

There are always rumors about the New Doctor Who-often speculation about whether the New Doctor will be black or a woman or someone famous. Rowen Atkins and Hugh Grant both made fine Doctors in Doctor Who and The Curse of Fatal Death. Peter Cushing got mixed reviews as the Doctor. Basically, any Doctor is a good Doctor.

The Doctors over the years-

1. William Hartnell (1963-1966)
2. Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
3. Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
4. Tom Baker (1974-1981)
5. Peter Davison - pictured (1982-1984)
6. Colin Baker (1984-1986)
7. Sylvester McCoy (1987-1996)
8. Paul McGann (1996)
9. Christopher Eccleston (2005)
10. David Tennant (2005-2010)
11. Matt Smith (2010 - ?)

In other Doctor Who news Russell T Davies, the TV writer who resurrected Doctor Who, has received his OBE for services to drama from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. In May Davies announced he was stepping down as the programme's executive producer after a four-year tenure.

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