So the new Doctor Who series has finally started here in the States. I know those of you in the UK have been watching it for a few weeks now, but we are a little behind.

I was pleasantly surprised by Matt Smith’s Doctor, although I am still holding judgment on Matt Smith for a few more shows to let him get in the character. The Eleventh Doctor had some very big shoes to fill after David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston.

Doctor Who and Amy Pond in The Eleventh Hour

Matt Smith’s Doctor seems to be very nerdy, and kind of flighty. He also now has a new sonic screwdriver, which you can buy at Amazon.

For those in the UK:

And for those in the US:

So what are you thoughts about the new Doctor. Please, no spoilers.



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Here is a video of Matt Smith in the new season of Doctor Who.

This video doesn’t really give us an idea of who he is, but what do you think?



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That’s right, BBC announced the Next Doctor today and it is Matt Smith, the youngest Doctor ever.

11th Doctor Who - Matt Smith

Smith has been on a number of BBC shows, though I’m pretty sure he is unkown to most of us Americans.



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Spoiler Alert. If you haven’t seen the Christmas Special yet, and don’t want to know what happened, read about the first Doctor Who Series “An Unearthly Child”, but don’t read the rest of this post.

Well, we recently watched the Doctor Who 2008 Christmas Special, and I was right. I wrote before about the The Next Doctor being the 11th Doctor Who. If you read that, you’ll see that I said that I don’t think that this special will show us the next Doctor Who.

The Next Doctor - Doctor Who Christmas Special

I was right.

Sorry for sounding arrogant, but I was. I don’t want to go into detail, but the ‘Doctor’ was a human who lost his memory and had the Doctor’s memories implanted in his head; he thought he was the Doctor.

The current Doctor thought that David Morrissey’s character was a future incarnation, but soon learned the truth.

So with an old screwdriver instead on a sonic screwdriver, a hot air balloon instead of a TARDIS (although he did call the balloon the TARDIS, an acronym for “Tethered Aerial Release Developed In Style”), and a companion that wouldn’t do what he told her, Jackson Lake become what he thought the Doctor was.

Was anyone hoping that David Morrissey would become the 11th Doctor? I thought he did a good job, and was sort of a good intentioned, but a bit daft, Doctor.

I am looking forward to the next Doctor. I like David Tennant a lot, but I can move on. I am thinking someone completely different. Maybe Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear as The Doctor? I think that would be cool.

UPDATE:

Matt Smith is the 11th Doctor Who. This was just announced today on Doctor Who Confidential.



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Could it be? The next Doctor Who?

They’ve done things like this before, and tried to trick us.

Watch this video and see what you think.

Could this guy be the next Doctor? I think that he may be an older Doctor, and he crossed paths with himself, but if he was, then David Tennant’s Doctor should have recognized him as being himself. A little confusing I know, but then that what happens when you travel through time and space.

If you don’t believe how bad traveling like that can be, read this, an excerpt from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:

One of the major problems encountered in time travel is not that of accidentally becoming your own father or mother. There is no problem involved in becoming your own father or mother that a broad-minded and well-adjusted family can’t cope with…
The major problem is quite simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr. Dan Streetmentioner’s Time Traveler’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you, for instance, how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. The event will be described differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is further complicated by the possibility of conducting conversations while you are actually traveling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own mother or father.
Most readers get as far as the Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional before giving up; and in fact in later editions of the book all the pages beyond this point have been left blank to save on printing costs. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy skips lightly over this tangle of academic abstraction, pausing only to note that the term “Future Perfect” has been abandoned since it was discovered not to be.

Anyway, back the Doctor, I think that he would recognise one of his previous incarnations, but I think that is what it is. It would be too easy for that to be the next Doctor.



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