Who is Matt Smith?

Exactly! He’s going to be the eleventh Doctor Who!

They went the route of casting a relative unknown, which is not unusual. Nevertheless, fans being fans, the announcement had barely been made before people were bitching about what a bad choice it is and how wrong he is for the part. Ah, geeks!

I’m almost certain that, should one care to dig, you’d find the exact same things being said about David Tennant in 2005. Griping about the new Doctor is part of the process, I suppose.

For me, I’ll reserve judgment until I, like, see the guy in the role. I wish him the best of luck!

(Incidentally, Twitter was all a-twitter with the announcement: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=brave+choice.)

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4 Responses to Who is Matt Smith?

  1. Blasterhappy says:

    Is it me or does this guy look Dawson from Dawson’s Creek.

  2. tom says:

    I don’t know if you’ve seen Peep Show, but the potential of seeing Paterson Joseph, who played hilarious corporate douchebag Alan Johnson on it as the doctor was tantalising to say the least. Here’s my favourite Johnson quote from wikipedia:

    “Tonight should be a free-fire idea zone. Watch a DVD, eat some pizza, fuck each other. I’m serious. Fuck a chicken if that’s what it takes. Watch a chicken fucking a horse. What? You think the guys who invented Google sat around watching Trumpton?”

    Pretty much the last great british sitcom, which sucks for us a bit.

  3. Carmen says:

    They shoulda picked Kevin Smith instead, if they wanted a hot square head with an accent… too bad he’s dead. Would have loved to see him play the doctor. Just the kind of dynamic role he was made for…

  4. Aubrey says:

    Oh, but he’s so much better than David Tennant! I, personally, am completely fan-girly over this new doctor, no matter how mad other fans are. :P