Doctor Who?

By Stephen Cass | January 5, 2009 3:51 pm

Matt SmithConfounding months of speculation, this weekend the BBC announced who will replace David Tennant as the Doctor: the almost completely unknown Matt Smith, who is best known for his acting chops on the stage rather than the screen. (On a side note, the bookmaker firm Paddy Power, which took in $58,000 worth of bets on who might be cast, has indicated the name may have leaked early based on late betting patterns).

So what do you think? Does Smith look like he has what it takes to be the 11th Doctor? What do you think makes for a good Doctor anyway?

CATEGORIZED UNDER: TV, Utter Nerd

Comments (7)

  1. dan

    not looking younger than me(24) i believe is a good start.

  2. Kerryokie

    David Tennant has been replaced as Dr. Who?
    What?
    What?!
    WHAT?!?!

  3. Andrew

    What?!?!

    David tennant was awesome as the doctor he was the best!!

  4. He’s way, way too young…

    But in his interview, he shows a certain rambling charisma that I think might serve the Doctor well. I’m cautiously optimistic.

  5. doctor doctor

    Its all in the eyes. Tom Baker started it. Notice the better doctors have the ‘crazy eyes’ thing.

  6. Sandra

    I love David Tennant he makes the doctor so passionate bubbly and funny
    He should never leave in 1000000 years and even if he did after all that time it would still be to soon and David Tennant if you have read this don’t leave please carry on at least a bit longer!

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