Sunday, June 2, 2013

Doctor Who: Changes in the Wind

There is no denying that I am a newvian. I put off watching Doctor Who for as long as I could. I'm not sure whether it was because typically I don't like aliens or if it was because I knew I would be that person; the person who fangirls over David Tennant or the person who was hopelessly addicted. I turned out to be both and I'm totally into the whole thing and still holding out that a blue call box will show up on my doorstep.

With that said, I have to admit that I haven't made it very far in the series, having just made it to the point where Eleven is now The Doctor. I can't say that I am looking forward to Matt Smith, I am still somewhat mourning the loss of David Tennant but I am cushioned that I know I will see him again. But recent news has convinced me to propel my watching of the show into over drive.

It is now official that Matt Smith will be leaving the show as the Eleventh incarnation during the Christmas Special of 2013. He will appear in the 50th anniversary with co-stars David Tennant and Billie Piper and then by Christmas, he will be gone.

Matt Smith has propelled both himself through the role and the concept of The Doctor to a new generation. Smith is the first of the 11 to have been nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Award. He also won the 2012 Most Popular Male Drama Role for his part as The Doctor.

There is no denying that in the four year stint as The Doctor, Matt Smith has left his mark; but with the announcement of his departure of the show comes speculation of who will take his place. The Christmas Special marks the beginning of a new season, but it makes me wonder when will we the end of The Doctor. What glorious end all could there ever be, I dare not think about it.

Instead, I will just speculate on someone who might be dreamy enough to take the place then continue to wonder what interesting wardrobe they will wear for their time to come.

The speculation so far is that this could be the time that the tradition breaks and the role goes to either a black actor or a female. In the Sunday papers, names such as Idris Elba, John Hurt, and Dame Helen Mirren have been suggested.

I'm just going to have to say no. Ten times a no. I saw the name Simon Pegg was suggested by fans as well. Simon Pegg is a wonderful British Actor. But there is a major flaw in the plan as having him play The Doctor in my book:

You have to be able to admit that you see the resemblance to The Master! It is quite frightening. I don't have a dream cast at this time but I will be caught up and finished before the 50th Anniversary and until then waiting with bated breath for more on 12.

What do you think about Matt Smith leaving? Do you have a dream cast or hopeful?

TL; DR: Matt Smith is leaving come Christmas 2013. Simon Pegg cannot be 12.

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  1. I saw someone suggest Jim Parsons as well and I think he looks too much like John Simm. I don't think that an American actor would be bad necessarily if they can pull off a good accent.

    1. Yeah, I agree about the American...but I still have to go with no girl...