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Matt Smith Leaves "Doctor Who"

timothy posted about a year ago | from the later-you-won't-know-you-don't-remember-this dept.

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First time accepted submitter Dave Knott writes "The BBC has announced that Matt Smith will be leaving 'Doctor Who', after spending the last four seasons in the titular role of The Doctor. Smith will remain for the upcoming 50th anniversary special, where he will star alongside a majority of the other actors who have taken on the character, and will exit following the yearly Christmas episode. No actor has yet been cast as the twelfth incarnation of The Doctor, although there was a teaser involving John Hurt at the end of the most recent season of the show."

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First... (5, Funny)

webmistressrachel (903577) | about a year ago | (#43887701)

I got first because I went back in my TARDIS... ;)

Re:First... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887707)

You could have bought back Tom Baker with you

Re:First... (3, Funny)

webmistressrachel (903577) | about a year ago | (#43887709)

How much would he have cost me? ;)

Re:First... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887723)

A two dollar wrench would have done the trick. No need to risk breaking the sonic screw driver

Re:First... (4, Informative)

Dupple (1016592) | about a year ago | (#43887823)

How much would he have cost me? ;)

A bag of Jelly Babies

Re:First... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887985)

And a Jammy Dodger.

Re:First... (5, Funny)

VortexCortex (1117377) | about a year ago | (#43887729)

I'm jealous. My 2nd-hand model doesn't work well. It's less like a noble police box and more like a trashy Bill's and Ted's phone booth. Nav-circuits are broke so it only takes me to places the TARDIS has already been -- Doors won't open till the other TARDIS is gone. Great for watching re-runs though. I call it the RE-TARDIS.

Re:First... (0)

webmistressrachel (903577) | about a year ago | (#43887789)

That's great, better than no TARDIS. Couldn't you link up and trade some destinations from another TARDIS' memory? You're welcome to my, er, dusty, devastated, flight path. I'd try to arrive before I did, though, after all, you know what they say - some of it may be true!

Watch the age trend (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887727)

William Hartnell was the first Doctor, at about 55 years old.

Matt Smith was 28.

Obviously the Doctor is getting younger and younger. I predict that the next one will be around 18. Perhaps Tom Holland?

Re:Watch the age trend (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887731)

...and the series will finish when he gets down to 0... :)

Re:Watch the age trend (1)

GNious (953874) | about a year ago | (#43887767)

They just introduced a 73-year old Doctor - theory broken.

Re:Watch the age trend (0)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887783)

They just introduced a 73-year old Doctor - theory broken.

Ya, that's what I thought, but apparently if aren't going with him as the doctor because they didn't announce him as the new doctor.

Re:Watch the age trend (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888067)

No, they totally didn't announce him as the new doctor [imageshack.us] !

You got to get the "non-schizotypic ignorance of the decade" award! ;)

Re:Watch the age trend (3, Funny)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887775)

William Hartnell was the first Doctor, at about 55 years old.

Matt Smith was 28.

Obviously the Doctor is getting younger and younger. I predict that the next one will be around 18. Perhaps Tom Holland?

Probably give him a 6 pack abs also, running around shirtless.

Often the best man for the job is a woman (5, Interesting)

auric_dude (610172) | about a year ago | (#43887735)

An Alternative History of 11 American Female Doctors http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2013/05/doctor_who_american_female.php [houstonpress.com] & The Other 11 Doctors http://www.scifind.com/features/the-other-11-doctors/ [scifind.com]

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887753)

That's some pretty useless journalism.

And I watch old NES reviews!

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (2)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887757)

An Alternative History of 11 American Female Doctors http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2013/05/doctor_who_american_female.php [houstonpress.com] & The Other 11 Doctors http://www.scifind.com/features/the-other-11-doctors/ [scifind.com]

There was a female Doctor Who, I had seen part of an episode before. On a PBS channel of course, not sure who did it, or what, if it was just a 1 episode spoof, or what, but unless I was tripping on acid & mda at the time (and dreamed it), there was a female Doctor Who. Of course, not officially.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? It was in color, saw it probably in the early 90's. I'm sure it was probably just a spoofed show, but i've never been able to figure it out. Not hitting the right phrase to find any info about it with google.

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887773)

That was The Curse of Fatal Death and Joanna Lumley was the Doctor. It was, indeed, a spoof and quite a welcome one during the Dark Time of the Hiatus.

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (0)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887799)

That was The Curse of Fatal Death and Joanna Lumley was the Doctor. It was, indeed, a spoof and quite a welcome one during the Dark Time of the Hiatus.

I guess you missed the part where I saw it in the early 90's, this was made in the end of the 90's (1999), and the chick wasn't who I saw. the lady was older, and I think dressed like Tom Bakers doctor.

Appreciate the try though.

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887883)

Dude, it DID come out in the late 90s and Joanna Lumley IS an older lady. Did you not look it up?!

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (-1, Flamebait)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887917)

Dude, it DID come out in the late 90s and Joanna Lumley IS an older lady. Did you not look it up?!

Wow, stupid people on tonight. I saw the fucking show in the early 90's. Early Fucking 90's. The comic relief was from the late fucking 90's. Do you understand? What I am talking about is from the early 90's. EARLY, EARLY stupid bitch.

Fucking wankers on tonight, eh?

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (0)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887947)

Okay, just to be sure, I decided to watch Curse of the Fatal Death again. I fast forward it to where Joanna Lunley is, and NO, she is not what I am talking about. I love her, did great work on Absolutely Fabulous, but she is NOT the female doctor I saw.

This female doctor did like full episodes. She dressed like Tom Baker. She was older. I wish now I had paid more attention to it, but it was made before the mid 90's, and it wasn't a comic relief.

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (3, Informative)

cyber-vandal (148830) | about a year ago | (#43887977)

Is it this this [youtube.com] ?

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (2, Interesting)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887993)

Is it this this [youtube.com] ?

yes it is. I just found this link:

http://www.eskimo.com/~rkj/doctor.html [eskimo.com] and was coming to post it.

Now you got me a youtube video, thank you very much.

I was positive that I had seen this, but you have no idea the amount of drugs I have done since then. =)

I'm not crazy, and it was from 1984, which fits in me seeing it in the early 90's.

So, fuck you all that kept saying Curse of the Fatal Death when I made it clear it was early then that. Stupid Anonymous Coward bitches.

Re: Often the best man for the job is a woman (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888047)

ur still not getting it. Curse of the Fatal Death DID have a female doctor. maybe u should stop and think next time ur about to call people stupid. ur the stupid one.

Re: Often the best man for the job is a woman (-1, Troll)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888107)

ur still not getting it. Curse of the Fatal Death DID have a female doctor. maybe u should stop and think next time ur about to call people stupid. ur the stupid one.

Look stupid fucking bitch, I know Curse of The Fatal Death has a fucking women in it. That does NOT change the fact that it was NOT what i was talking about. If you are so fucking butthurt because I call you a bitch, then log the fuck in and I'll be civil to you stupid wanking bitch of an ass.

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (1)

cyber-vandal (148830) | about a year ago | (#43888061)

No worries. I was interested in finding out about it.

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (4, Informative)

pmontra (738736) | about a year ago | (#43887855)

Actually Donna Noble became a sort of Doctor in Journey's End [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Often the best man for the job is a woman (2, Insightful)

webmistressrachel (903577) | about a year ago | (#43887769)

Thank you, unfortunately my TARDIS is having trouble manipulating the article / thread in further amusing ways because it's risky crossing my own timeline, so now I'm stuck going forward with the rest of you for a while!

And, as an aside, even WITH a TARDIS I still can't think of a way to abuse my 15 mod points without causing a paradox and undoing my first post (and all of yours!)

YES! To a female Doctor! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887915)

Especially when you think of all that running they do!

No Shit (3, Interesting)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887737)

Considering the last episode credits had: Introducing John Hurts as the Doctor, it was a pretty damn big clue that Matt was leaving the show.

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9985/doctorwho20057x13thenamz.jpg [imageshack.us]

No way (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887749)

John Hurt is an old man, and they wouldn't take the risk for a long running show. (Sorry John). More likely he's in for a subplot lasting a few episodes.

The 'doctor name' plot is wrapping up (that episode was way too complex/messy, Moffat needs to reign it in a bit), the next big over arching plot is due, there'll be a bridge to that.

So we had River Song, Cracks in Time, Silents/3d Printed People, and Doctor's Name plot threads, I'm assuming Hurt will do an bit of intro to that thread.

Re:No way (2)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887771)

John Hurt is an old man, and they wouldn't take the risk for a long running show. (Sorry John). More likely he's in for a subplot lasting a few episodes.

The 'doctor name' plot is wrapping up (that episode was way too complex/messy, Moffat needs to reign it in a bit), the next big over arching plot is due, there'll be a bridge to that.

So we had River Song, Cracks in Time, Silents/3d Printed People, and Doctor's Name plot threads, I'm assuming Hurt will do an bit of intro to that thread.

Well, Matt Smith is the 11th Doctor. We know the 13th doctor is evil (from past episodes) and we know (unless they changed it since he's the last timelord), timelords only get 12 regens (making 13 total lives). So it would be logical (Star Trek reference, couldn't resist) that John Hurt is the next doctor.

And what's old got to do with it? You telling me older actors can't act? Or we should be worried because he might fall over and die any day? Seriously? John Hurt looks like a doctor. I know the BBC thinks it needs young actors for the doctor, but lets be real, the best doctors (IMO) were the older dudes.

   

Re: No way (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887797)

Wasn't it first said that time lords have 9 lives?

Re: No way (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887803)

Wasn't it first said that time lords have 9 lives?

No.

Re: No way (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887935)

Wasn't it first said that time lords have 9 lives?

No, you seem to be getting time lords and cats mixed up.

Re:No way (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887813)

*SPOILER FROM LATEST FINALE*

If John Hurt is a previously unrecognized Doctor, then Matt Smith would be the 12th incarnation of the Doctor. Interestingly enough, the Valeyard was specifically referred to as the 13th incarnation in the Trial of the Time Lord. I think an Evil Doctor/Valeyard is the big baddie of the 50th Anniversary Special.

Re:No way (2)

itsdapead (734413) | about a year ago | (#43887955)

If John Hurt is a previously unrecognized Doctor, then Matt Smith would be the 12th incarnation of the Doctor.

"Previously unrecognized"? You're not thinking wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey enough.

Interestingly enough, the Valeyard was specifically referred to as the 13th incarnation in the Trial of the Time Lord. I think an Evil Doctor/Valeyard is the big baddie of the 50th Anniversary Special.

...and the Valeyard was name-checked in The Name of the Doctor.

I'd originally assumed that Hurt was going to be Doctor #8.5 who ended the Time War by comitting genocide, got killed in the process and regenerated into #9 (Ecclestone) who was wracked with guilt over what he'd done. But, hang on, he's got a freakin' time machine! It could have been #13/Valeyard who did the genocide: #9 was wracked with guilt over what he'd just discovered his future self, er, will have been going to have done.

So Hurt could be #13.

Re: No way (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888019)

I like that idea but it would paint the show into a corner. It would mean that the next doctor would need to regenerate into John Hurt. Logistically that would be risky.

Re: No way (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888105)

They don't have to show the regeneration if it is too tricky to do, they didn't show the regeneration between the 8th and 9th Doctors. or they could solve the logistical problem with CGI.

Re: No way (2)

itsdapead (734413) | about a year ago | (#43888129)

I like that idea but it would paint the show into a corner. It would mean that the next doctor would need to regenerate into John Hurt. Logistically that would be risky.

Except they're already in a corner, and need a plot device to get past the established "12 regeneration limit" (which probably seemed like plenty back in the 1970s). If Moffat was going to try and sweep that under the carpet, he wouldn't have name-checked the Valeyard. A big show-down with Doc #13 would be a good opportunity to do a bit of temporal re-writing.

One option would be to have either #11, #12 or #13 die 'for real' and a new individual take on the title "The Doctor" which would fit some of the foreshadowing such the importance of the chosen name, the previous reference to 'The fall of the 11th' suggesting that its actually #11 who died on Trenzelore, the fact that Clara only met 11 Doctors when the whirly-lighty-thing was meant to contain all the Doctors past and future...

The 50th anniversary special in November is a good excuse for a bit of continuity wanking.

No, by old I meant... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887853)

"And what's old got to do with it? You telling me older actors can't act?"

You know exactly what I mean.

"Or we should be worried because he might fall over and die any day?"

Well yes, a thread like Riversong Birth to Death lasted years, The Library was 2008, Lets kill Hitler, 2012... it was already a complicated plot, what is Alex had died mid way. I know computers are clever these days (Bob Monkhouse springs to mind, see below), but I doubt they could take the risk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiGNvXbofwY

No offences to Hurt, but the best way for him to live long is to not stress himself too much.

Re:No, by old I meant... (-1, Troll)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887859)

...

You know exactly what I mean.

...

I love it when dirt bags on the internet say something, then bust the "You know what I meant" line.

Look stupid bitch, I know what you said, not what you meant. I do not have ESP, I do not have the ability to go into your fucking mind and figure out what you mean. I do know how to read, and can read what you typed. If what you typed isn't what you are really saying, then you need to learn how to use words the convey what you are really saying.

Yes you did (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887891)

"Look stupid bitch, I know what you said, not what you meant. "

Yes you did, you said it in the next line, which I then confirmed in the comment above.

" I do know how to read, and can read what you typed. If what you typed isn't what you are really saying, then you need to learn how to use words the convey what you are really saying."

Your anger is misdirected, read the section beginning: "Well yes,...." which is the confirmation you seek.

Re:Yes you did (-1, Troll)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888009)

"Look stupid bitch, I know what you said, not what you meant. "

Yes you did, you said it in the next line, which I then confirmed in the comment above.

" I do know how to read, and can read what you typed. If what you typed isn't what you are really saying, then you need to learn how to use words the convey what you are really saying."

Your anger is misdirected, read the section beginning: "Well yes,...." which is the confirmation you seek.

is poor anonymous coward not happy? Post under your name stupid bitch. This is how i treat all anonymous cowards. You want to be a coward? Then I call you bitch.

Re: Yes you did (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888073)

And the only reason you're calling him a bitch is because you yourself are protected by the anonymity of the Net. The irony is delicious.

Re: Yes you did (-1, Flamebait)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888123)

And the only reason you're calling him a bitch is because you yourself are protected by the anonymity of the Net. The irony is delicious.

No, I'm am logged in under my name of nyder. in fact, I'm pretty much the only person on all the internet that uses the name of nyder. I've been forth coming that I live in Seattle, and other parts of my life. In fact, if someone was really bored, they could probably figure out my real name.

You don't think i'd talk to you this way in public? Let's meet up. I live in Seattle. I'll gladly have a chat with you. Unlike you fuck heads that are afraid to log in and speak your mind, I am not. If you feel the desire to hit me for it in public, sweet. I might deserve it, I might hit you back. Who knows? But unlike your wanker ass, I'm not afraid to associate my name (or 'nym as the case may be) with my posts. Sometimes I'm wrong, sometimes I'm an ass, but it's all me baby.

Re:Yes you did (1, Insightful)

Andrew Forrest (2834297) | about a year ago | (#43888083)

“dirt bag”, “stupid bitch” There’s no need to be so vile. It doesn’t help your argument. “This is how i treat all anonymous cowards.” I wish you wouldn’t.

Re:Yes you did (-1, Offtopic)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888127)

“dirt bag”, “stupid bitch”

There’s no need to be so vile. It doesn’t help your argument.

“This is how i treat all anonymous cowards.” I wish you wouldn’t.

Welcome to the internet. I wish stupid people didn't go online, but here you are.

Wishing is sort of pointless, isn't it?

Re:No way (2)

teslar (706653) | about a year ago | (#43887865)

we know (unless they changed it since he's the last timelord), timelords only get 12 regens (making 13 total lives)

Not anymore, the Doctor has had infinitely many regenerations for a while now [guardian.co.uk] .

Re:No way (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887893)

we know (unless they changed it since he's the last timelord), timelords only get 12 regens (making 13 total lives)

Not anymore, the Doctor has had infinitely many regenerations for a while now [guardian.co.uk] .

Ya, i figured they might of done that with him being the last timelord. I just can't remember if that was in an episode or not. Cool, just read the article you linked and apparently it's in the Sarah Jane Adventures, which I have, just haven't watched the last 2 seasons. Guess I better get watching.

Re:No way (2)

Carewolf (581105) | about a year ago | (#43887867)

I am certain The Doctor can regenerate more that 12 times. It was stated when he used part of his life energy to heal a companion that it might limit his regenerations later and that he would need several. Also the generations numbers we use for the doctor are only counting those we have seen and should not be considered absolute numbers. It is very likely the 13th has already happened.

John Hurts character was specifically mentioned by The Doctor to be who he was before he became The Doctor. He apparently stopped using his name because of something he did that he doesn't want to be associated with or reminded off.

Re:No Shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887791)

That's not what the deal is, but if that's what you want to think, cool.

Re:No Shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887801)

Actually,

I think John Hurt will be the "Doctor" that ended the Time War, condemning all the other Time Lords and the Daleks.
This is the Doctor that had to commit genocide to protect the rest of the universe, and therefore did not act in the name of "The Doctor".
But we will see.

Re:No Shit (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887817)

Actually,

I think John Hurt will be the "Doctor" that ended the Time War, condemning all the other Time Lords and the Daleks.
This is the Doctor that had to commit genocide to protect the rest of the universe, and therefore did not act in the name of "The Doctor".
But we will see.

And Davros would of been proud.

Doctor Who: Davros, if you had created a virus in your laboratory, something contagious and infectious that killed on contact, a virus that would destroy all other forms of life, would you allow its use?
Davros: It is an interesting conjecture.
Doctor Who: Would you do it?
Davros: The only living thing, a microscopic organism reigning supreme... A fascinating idea.
Doctor Who: But would you do it?
Davros: Yes... Yes...
[raises hand as if holding the metaphorical capsule between thumb and forefingers]
Davros: To hold in my hand a capsule that contains such power, to know that life and death on such a scale was my choice... To know that the tiny pressure of my thumb, enough to break the glass, would end everything... Yes, I would do it! That power would set me up above the gods! AND THROUGH THE DALEKS, I SHALL HAVE THAT POWER!

Re:No Shit (1)

flimflammer (956759) | about a year ago | (#43887825)

This is the answer right here.

Who is doctor Who ? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887761)

Is this related to this movie ? Who movie [youtube.com]

This is horrible (5, Funny)

houghi (78078) | about a year ago | (#43887779)

How can the show continue if the lead role leaves? Perhaps we should start a petition

Re:This is horrible (-1, Redundant)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887787)

How can the show continue if the lead role leaves? Perhaps we should start a petition

I'm guessing you've never actually watched Doctor Who before.

Re:This is horrible (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | about a year ago | (#43887795)

Whooosh.

Re:This is horrible (-1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887805)

Whooosh.

Sorry, I don't get bad jokes at 3am in the morning.

Re:This is horrible (1)

flimflammer (956759) | about a year ago | (#43887829)

I don't think you can really shrug that one off as just a bad joke. That was a pretty big whoosh.

Re:This is horrible (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43887851)

I don't think you can really shrug that one off as just a bad joke. That was a pretty big whoosh.

It was bad because I didn't get it. Damn it, i'm trying to save face here.

Re:This is horrible (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887971)

You are aware that for something to be a joke, it doesn't suffice to state so in retrospect to save your ass, but it actually has be *funny* in the first place too?

Maybe if "nobody got" your "joke", you should check that... ;)

Re:This is horrible (5, Funny)

Noughmad (1044096) | about a year ago | (#43888037)

That's Doctor Whooosh to you!

Re: This is horrible (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888085)

He probably hasn't seen the last couple seasons, in which case, he is an absolute fucktard, right Nyder?

Re: This is horrible (-1, Flamebait)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888131)

He probably hasn't seen the last couple seasons, in which case, he is an absolute fucktard, right Nyder?

No, people can miss the 2005 reboot and still have seen the best Doctor Who ever if they bothered to watch the previous 28 years.

You are a fucktard though for not having the balls to log in.

Re:This is horrible (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888125)

Faggot.

Re:This is horrible (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888075)

Even though it's a silly joke, some food for thought.

During an episode a machine read the Doctor's DNA and created a female child. During the end of the episode we even seen her release just enough regeneration energy to revive her current self.

Riversong is a human exposed to the time vortex during fetal development which as explained in an episode produced a human timelord. We only seen three versions of her, as a baby that presumably grew into a young girl we seen regenerate, as Pond's childhood friend, and as Riversong. Even though Riversong was trapped in that virtual world, she was well known as an escape artist and demonstrated that she was able to break through to reality through mental bonds with people she met while alive and establish mental bonds with others through them. I have a suspicion that will be exploited sometime soon to bring her back into reality, possibly through regeneration since that's hinted as being a matter-energy conversion process.

What I would like from the next series (5, Interesting)

Chuck Chunder (21021) | about a year ago | (#43887863)

Less SHOUTING. Too often they seem to try and create a sense of excitement through the sole mechanism of having the Doctor get excited and shouty. I don't think it Matt Smith's fault, he does do some of the darker, more ponderous moments very well. I think the situation should be exciting in itself and the Doctor then rising above it.

Re:What I would like from the next series (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888031)

More importantly: Less STUPID!

The show got dumber and dumber every year. They are at 2.4 JJs* now! They just stopped caring if it makes any sense at all. (And yes, I did check for Dunning-Kruger effects. I can always show you the exact show-stopping non-sequiturs and inner contradictions of the stories.**)

(* Named after JJ Abrams' "knack" for always "resolving" things with plain drooling retardedness and then calling it a day.)

(** E.g. for Star Trek, I know it's not me being stupid, when the main one was Spock crashing a ship that has a ball of red matter the size of Chuck Norris' balls [~1m] on board, of which a *single* drop annihilates an entire damn planet, *into a fuckin' space-time rift! And the crew of the Enterprise just hovering there like drooling retards, instead of instantly going into full "This could end the fuckin' UNIVERSE" panic mode! ... Of course you can say that the moment they dropped Kirk on a deadly planet with not even a jacket nor compass and the nearest building miles away through extreme snow storms, excusing it with "Oh, he will find it!"... that that was the moment where the whole thing died and imploded in a vortex of FAIL. ... Followed by the whole Old Spock think and Scotty inventing teleportation just casually along the way, to add insult and piss in the face to injury.)

A couple of corrections... (3, Interesting)

Sam Andreas (894779) | about a year ago | (#43887875)

"after spending the last four seasons in the titular role of The Doctor" - no, it was only three. The British do TV different than the Americans but there were only three "seasons" (including the current one) with Smith.

"where he will star alongside a majority of the other actors who have taken on the character" - That was the fan theory ages ago, but the casting has long since been confirmed by the BBC [bbc.co.uk] and David Tennant is the only other former doctor to appear in the special.

Regardless, Smith had a great run. I was skeptical at first at the "youngest ever doctor" but I was thrilled with the result.

Not News (-1, Redundant)

Egyptoid (2588033) | about a year ago | (#43887895)

why is this crap on Slashdot ?

Re:Not News (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887911)

why is this crap on Slashdot ?

Dr Who is stuff that matters.

Re:Not News (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888035)

To you maybe. Not to 99% of anyone else. Dr Who ran out of good ideas when Tom Baker was The Doctor.

Re:Not News (1)

P1 (94525) | about a year ago | (#43888041)

Baker is still my favorite Doctor.

Re:Not News (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888055)

Baker is still my favorite Doctor.

Word.

Re:Not News (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888045)

I'm proud to be in the 1% fans of modern Dr Who and fuck everybody else.
Good thing though the BBC caters to the whims of the 1%. :)

Re:Not News (4, Informative)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | about a year ago | (#43888003)

If anything was News for Nerds, this is it.

About time (2)

CanadianMacFan (1900244) | about a year ago | (#43887905)

Was never a fan of Matt Smith. Though not completely his fault. He hasn't had the best of scripts. I also haven't liked how they portrayed this version of the Doctor. I found him to be too willing to kill off an adversary. Previous Doctors would only do that as a last resort. I know that the Doctor was supposed to be going through his darkest period but even so I think that one of his core morals should have been kept.

I hope it's John Hurt (1)

devent (1627873) | about a year ago | (#43887909)

For some reasons Dr. Who gets younger and younger, culminating in the 30 year old boy-ish Matt Smith.
I was already thinking the next Dr. Who will be a 26 year old [wikipedia.org] in love with some 20 years old [wikipedia.org] girl. Personally I liked the previous Who character much better for the simple fact that Matt Smith looks like a boy.

Re:I hope it's John Hurt (2, Interesting)

archshade (1276436) | about a year ago | (#43887923)

I agree with this - I don't really like Matt Smith (he is OK but the worst of the modern Whos). I don't think it's just the age thing either, the Dr. has always been eccentric but Matt Smith comes off more as "quirky". He comes off as someone trying to eccentric for the sake of the image and not because that is how his mind works.

Who's next? (5, Insightful)

CanadianMacFan (1900244) | about a year ago | (#43887913)

So ideally who would like to see as the next Doctor?

For me it would be Stephen Fry.

Re:Who's next? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887925)

Bring David Tennant back.

Re:Who's next? (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about a year ago | (#43887949)

Alan Davies.

Re:Who's next? (4, Interesting)

ChunderDownunder (709234) | about a year ago | (#43887983)

Nick Frost.

Re:Who's next? (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888021)

So ideally who would like to see as the next Doctor?

For me it would be Stephen Fry.

They been either joking or hinting that it could be female.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/tv/38162977/the-next-doctor-who-star-could-be-a-woman-and-it-should-be?page=all [hollywood.com]

One of the writers, Steven Moffat, let out a teaser that it could be a female.

Re: Who's next? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888059)

Vinnie Jones. Yea yea. Just think about it for a few minutes.

Hugh Laurie (4, Interesting)

scorp1us (235526) | about a year ago | (#43888145)

Admit it, he would make the perfect doctor...

a majority of actors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887927)

Get your facts right please! It's only going to have David Tennant and this mysterious John Hurt character in it, alongside Smith.
The first three actors are dead anyway and Ecclestone was so pissed off during his time he will never return
to it.

Re:a majority of actors? (1)

ChunderDownunder (709234) | about a year ago | (#43887995)

Tom Baker at age 79 could still bedazzle audiences if his Little Britain narration is anything to go by!

Re:a majority of actors? (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43888065)

Get your facts right please! It's only going to have David Tennant and this mysterious John Hurt character in it, alongside Smith.
The first three actors are dead anyway and Ecclestone was so pissed off during his time he will never return
to it.

John Pertwee has a son, Sean Pertwee http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0675730/ [imdb.com]

With some makeup, I bet they could make him look the same. Though I'd be down for a Sean Pertwee as The Doctor.

Spoilers! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43887957)

Thanks for the spoiler warning.

Why on earth... (1)

AliasMrAlias (1445453) | about a year ago | (#43887969)

... is Doctor Who in inverted commas in the title? Its annoying me!

David Tennant (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888017)

Don't care that much, David Tennant was my favourite anyway...
I wish he didn't have to leave.

Re:David Tennant (2)

JockTroll (996521) | about a year ago | (#43888053)

I wish he didn't have to leave.

Neither did he. He didn't want to go... Legs, he still got legs, good. Arms, hands, ooh, fingers, lots of fingers. Ears, yes, eyes too. Nose, he had worse. Chin, blimey. Hair... He's a girl! No, no! he's not a girl. he's still not ginger. There's something else, there's something important. he's, he's, he's... Ha! Crashing! Haha! woohoohoo! Ah! Geronimo!

How many lives the Doctor has (2)

muphin (842524) | about a year ago | (#43888093)

for all you reading too much into how many lives the doctor has....
remember this.
"The Doctor Lies" - River Song

Re:How many lives the Doctor has (1)

stephenmac7 (2700151) | about a year ago | (#43888135)

True, but the important question one must ask is: was the doctor the only one who said it?

NEVER SEEN !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43888141)

But I have read all the books !!

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