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Matt Smith has announced he's leaving.

Wow.
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06-01-2013, 03:27 PM
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Matt Smith has announced he's leaving.

Wow.
Honestly, of all the new Doctors, I liked him the least; so for me, it may be an improvement depending on who they hire next (assuming the BBC continues the show at this point.)
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06-01-2013, 03:36 PM
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Honestly, of all the new Doctors, I liked him the least; so for me, it may be an improvement depending on who they hire next (assuming the BBC continues the show at this point.)
I liked him, but he definitely wasn't my favorite. I just felt like he was a very good fit for the new tone of the show after Tennant (whom I still miss) left. I really thought Smith would have a very long tenure. I was surprised to see him leave.

I am excited to meet the next one, though. I guess that says quite a bit about Smith. With Tennant, I was dreading the transition, but now I'm curious about it.

That's not to say I disliked him in the role. It just felt more like a reboot of Who than a continuation. I can't explain how or why, but that's how his tenure felt to me. And I didn't think Doctor Who needed a reboot then. It was far from stale.
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06-01-2013, 03:41 PM
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I liked him, but he definitely wasn't my favorite. I just felt like he was a very good fit for the new tone of the show after Tennant (whom I still miss) left. I really thought Smith would have a very long tenure. I was surprised to see him leave.

I am excited to meet the next one, though. I guess that says quite a bit about Smith. With Tennant, I was dreading the transition, but now I'm curious about it.

That's not to say I disliked him in the role. It just felt more like a reboot of Who than a continuation. I can't explain how or why, but that's how his tenure felt to me. And I didn't think Doctor Who needed a reboot then. It was far from stale.
Agreed about Tennant (For me, he was right up there with Tom Baker and he was the first Doctor post Baker that I really liked and was sorry to see go - although it was an offer he couldn't pass up.)
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06-01-2013, 04:37 PM
I dunno - I thought Tennant's Doctor was a little dour. And I got so tired of him saying, "I'm sorry," all the damned time.

However, given what was revealed at the end of the last season, doesn't that mean the Doctor's out of regenerations? Or am I miscounting?
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06-01-2013, 05:37 PM
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I dunno - I thought Tennant's Doctor was a little dour. And I got so tired of him saying, "I'm sorry," all the damned time.

However, given what was revealed at the end of the last season, doesn't that mean the Doctor's out of regenerations? Or am I miscounting?
I believe he got all of River's regenerations when she saved him and gave him all her energy.
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06-01-2013, 08:01 PM
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I believe he got all of River's regenerations when she saved him and gave him all her energy.
Probably true. That would give him another 10 lives, if the onscreen count of River's used lives is accurate. (I've not seen anything after the 2nd to the last episode with "the Ponds", so for all I know a timey-wimey event might have showed another regeneration in her past. I'll be catching up soon.)

I seem to recall someone saying there was some other event in the new series that might have triggered either a high number of bonus regenerations, or an infinite number. I don't remember what that nebulous moment was, though.
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# 8
06-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Smith has been alright but he just doesn't seem to have the emotional range of Tennant or Eccleston. The ability to be giddy and excited and happy and heartbroken and terrified and monstrous.

"You're in the biggest library in the universe. I'm the Doctor. Look me up."
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"I'm not ready."

Smith has been getting better during his run, but still can't pull those sorts of things off. The scripts of course haven't been helping him and I'd rather have a new writer than a new Doctor, but maybe an adjustment will help a series thats gotten a little stagnant.
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# 9
06-01-2013, 08:59 PM
I no it will not happen but would love for the 10th Doctor to come back I cryed when he left
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06-01-2013, 10:34 PM
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Agreed about Tennant (For me, he was right up there with Tom Baker and he was the first Doctor post Baker that I really liked and was sorry to see go - although it was an offer he couldn't pass up.)
I liked Tennant as well. In fact, I was a solid "Tom Baker is the best Doctor" guy up until Tennant. After Tennant, I had to go with Tennant. Though Baker is was still a great Doctor. Pertwee is probably the 3rd best.
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