Matt Smith Is Leaving Doctor Who!
I nominate myself as the new Doctor. I did some acting in high school – and that’s about it – but I think the world is ready for an overweight, nerdy American Doctor. They’re going to need to find somebody, because actor Matt Smith is stepping down from Doctor Who at the end of the year!
He was good. He will be missed.
Aw, who am I kidding! Matt Smith was great as the 11th Doctor, and starred in some of my all-time favorite episodes of the series! In fact, I would be hard pressed to say whether Matt Smith or David Tennant is my favorite Doctor. I’ve loved Smith’s quirkiness. It’s probably his defining characteristic. He always felt like a fish out of water, even though he knew pretty much everything there was to know about whatever he was facing. Plus that bow tie is just the bee’s knees. Though, of course, it’s probably safe to say I’ve loved Smith because of the great work behind the camera by show-runner Stephen Moffat. I’m a big fan of the cinematic style Moffat brought to the show in the Smith years, as well as the serialized storytelling. Those two made a great pair, and I’m glad that Moffat will be staying on.
According to the BBC, Smith will star in the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special in November, but then die in the annual Christmas episode at the end of the year. That should be pretty sad. The Christmas episodes are always top notch for Doctor Who. Current companion Jenna Louise Coleman will be still be with the show, as will John Hurt, who is playing a mysterious version of the Doctor. So that’s pretty cool.
Now let’s say goodbye to Matt Smith with my favorite moment in all of Doctor Who!