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message 1: by Isabella , Captain Jack Harkness and who are you...I was only saying hello! (last edited Aug 01, 2013 05:05AM) (new)

Isabella  | 521 comments Mod


We knew this day would arrive one day or another however I myself just didn't see it being so soon.

I am devastated to see my favorite Doctor leave the screens but am happy to see him get on with his otehr career projects !

This is what he said on it:


“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.

Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It’s been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven, he’s a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.

The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I’m back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special!

It’s been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with ‘the ginger, the nose and the impossible one’. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt.”



Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says :



“Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me: the way he’d turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry, I just never knew what was coming next. The Doctor can be clown and hero, often at the same time, and Matt rose to both challenges magnificently. And even better than that, given the pressures of this extraordinary show, he is one of the nicest and hardest-working people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Whatever we threw at him -- sometimes literally -- his behaviour was always worthy of the Doctor.

But great actors always know when it’s time for the curtain call, so this Christmas prepare for your hearts to break, as we say goodbye to number Eleven. Thank you Matt -- bow ties were never cooler.

Of course, this isn’t the end of the story, because now the search begins. Somewhere out there right now -- all unknowing, just going about their business -- is someone who’s about to become the Doctor. A life is going to change, and Doctor Who will be born all over again! After 50 years, that’s still so exciting!”



message 2: by Aa'Ishah (new)

Aa'Ishah | 394 comments Mod
This is sad. He wasn't my number one favourite, but he was still pretty damn amazing. Going to miss him. :( And now I start to feel nervous about who's going to be the replacement.


message 3: by Isabella , Captain Jack Harkness and who are you...I was only saying hello! (new)

Isabella  | 521 comments Mod
Aa'Ishah wrote: "And now I start to feel nervous about who's going to be the replacement."

Me too !

I mean I thought well i've liked them all so teh next CAN'T be bad but ... my brother DID skip watching a whole series of one Doctor because he didn't like him so much so ... :S

Although their choosing so far has been immaculate, so I leave it in the VERY capable hands of Doctro Who - do you think Matt should help cast teh next Doctor?? Or would it be complicated?


message 4: by Aa'Ishah (new)

Aa'Ishah | 394 comments Mod
The Doctor's character has so many different facets, you truly need to get the actor spot on if the role is going to be performed effectively.

I'm not sure. Matt Smith has brought to life his version of the Doctor, and the next stage of the character. I'm not sure how it would work if he got involved.


message 5: by Isabella , Captain Jack Harkness and who are you...I was only saying hello! (new)

Isabella  | 521 comments Mod
True.

Ohhh, I thought he shouldn't, could get complicated... like...THAT'S MY LINE complicated *sigh* LOL


message 6: by Aa'Ishah (new)

Aa'Ishah | 394 comments Mod
Yeah, I know. It's better for them to just leave him out of it.


message 7: by Isabella , Captain Jack Harkness and who are you...I was only saying hello! (new)

Isabella  | 521 comments Mod
Yeah, just as awkward as it would be for David to see Matt's audition, probably wouldn't help the actors either ! :S


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