With the upcoming 50th anniversary and the recent announcement of Matt Smith’s departure from the role of the Doctor I have decided to compile a list of the most emotional and heartbreaking scenes from the reboot thus far. We have gone 7 seasons and a mini season (the Tennant Specials) and one thing is for certain the show has crammed a whole hell of a lot of emotions in that short period of time. As I myself have begun rewatching the show from the very first episode “Rose” up until “The Name of the Doctor” to prepare for the oncoming storm that is both the 12th Doctor and the 50th anniversary special I have concocted this very list of the most emotional scenes from Doctor Who. I should add there are spoilers so continue at your own risk. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2013
“Everything’s gotta end sometime otherwise nothing would ever get started.” And with that the door closes slowly on the Eleventh Doctor. Just yesterday British born actor Matt Smith announced that he was leaving the role that made him famous after four years of playing the titular Time Lord. Smith took over the job back in 2010 and had huge shoes to fill in for seeing as the Tenth incarnation of the Time Lord, David Tennant, was the huge fan favorite. Smith took the daunting task head on at the young age of 26. After his debut episode, “The Eleventh Hour”, Smith took on the dubious title of youngest actor to play the Time Lord from Gallifrey.
“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…” Smith was quoted as saying in his farewell to the BBC.
“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. 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 11. Thank you Matt – bow ties were never cooler.” Show runner Steven Moffat expressed his feelings towards the man he eventually hand picked to play the Doctor.
Just a handful of days ago the rumor mill cited that Smith was leaving on Christmas and that the 12th Doctor would be introduced, and then the finale, “The Name of the Doctor” aired and the BBC said that Smith was signed on to do an eighth series, his fourth full series of the progamme. But alas as June first hit Smith actually bowed out. While it remains to be the utmost truth that he is leaving to see if he can get his young feet in the Hollywood door or if it’s due to the same reasons as both Tennant and the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston did in order to avoid being typecast. The speculation begins as to who will replace the Time Lord in the TARDIS alongside the impossible girl, Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna Louise-Coleman) in the next series. Stay tuned for any and all Who updates here as they come.