‘Doctor Who': Why Matt Smith Needed To Leave

Thu, December 26, 2013 10:32am EDT by 92 Comments 14,074 Article Views
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Leanna

Posted at 4:32 PM on July 15, 2014  

I used to think,”Oh! No one could be as good as David!”
I was so wrong. Matt Smith is wonderful, he’s no David Tennant, but he’s brilliant in his own ways. It doesn’t matter if the person that portrays him is young, old, ugly,attractive, etc. None of it matters. Not one image of the Doctor is better than the other, because they’re all the same person. The Doctor from the 1960s is still the Doctor from 2014. They may not look the same, and their personalities may be different. But things change. Everything changes. Its for the better. Companions come and go, and some of them are unforgettable. (Trust me, I still think about Rose from time to time.) But the next companion is as good as the last. We may all prefer one over the other, but that’s just a matter of opinion.

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Erika

Posted at 1:44 AM on July 10, 2014  

Matt Smith was my absolute favorite, love him to pieces and always will. He’s my Doctor.
But Capaldi…. is a fresh start, it seems. And it’ll weed out all the overly lustful teenage girls (funny because I’m a teen) who were just there for sexy 10, then admittedly adorable 11. I’m curious to how Clara will react to this regeneration (it would be just plain disturbing for her to be pining over him still) and looking forward to seeing Moffat back to his old, brilliant self.
So R.I.P 11, ever need a companion, I’m available.

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Posted at 2:47 PM on July 2, 2014  

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SilverDR

Posted at 12:43 PM on June 25, 2014  

Matt was good, but it was the relationship and camaraderie he shared with the Ponds that did it for me, they should have left the show together in all honestly and bring all of them back for half a season together was just middling in the end. Poor Clara, it wasn’t meant to be, just a side note in companion history. To me Amy and Rory bought a realistic approach to the series and combined with the off the wall Matt Smith Character, I would say was my favorite run of any Dr Who Series Ive seen. David’s still my favorite individual Doctor, then Tom Bakers, but Matt is probably third, it just worked out so well because of the 3 of them and the story arcs.

Its hard to watch the old Doctors now, those shows didnt age as well as some others and sometimes the storylines were very slow and plodding and you could see the lack of polish at times.

Developing a story line is fine, overcooking it just makes it tough to swallow.

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DitzyTL

Posted at 1:56 PM on June 24, 2014  

I use to say no one could replace David Tennant. Then I loved Matt Smith and so does my sister. I was sad when he regenerated.Im okay with it. Its still the doctor

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Kailey Schuster

Posted at 2:31 AM on June 21, 2014  

I like David Tennant and Matt Smith. I was upset that David Tennant was replaced but if he had to I am glad it was Matt Smith that did. But I do hate that it won’t be Matt Smith anymore I don’t like that Peter Capaldi is going to the doctor now. It should be either David Tennant or Matt Smith as the doctor still.

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Ursula

Posted at 6:10 PM on June 9, 2014  

To be honest. I love Matt Smith as the Doctor. I was speculative when he replaced David Tennant who I thought was brilliant. Matt however, made the role his own and his friendship with Amy & Rory was sincere and believable. I would agree that with Clara’s arrival, the show didn’t have the same feel to it. All I know is that it wasn’t due to Matt. To be honest when I saw Peter Capaldi’s face with the last regeneration I cringed. I guess I will have to keep an open mind. Regardless I will miss Matt Smith’s funny, quirky and sincere portrayal of The Doctor!

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Erika

Posted at 1:50 AM on July 10, 2014  

Well said on the Ponds…. there were overall my favorite companions. Rory was constant comic relief (asking what color a planet was when they’d run out of things to say) until he matured into a full blown, brilliantly written character. Amy was fiery, independent, and just plain lovely, never running out of witty things to do/say (calling him Raggedy Man to the very end) and they added incredible depth to the show. Amy healed a broken Doctor. Now he’s broken all over again, and Clara hasn’t yet succeeded in mending him. Curious to see if she will, but my heart aches for the loss of 11.

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C Mev

Posted at 12:02 PM on May 25, 2014  

I just want a young talented Dr. Who. If the writing still needs help, they can address that issue at that time.

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Erika

Posted at 1:50 AM on July 10, 2014  

Well if you wanted young, I’m afraid your out of luck dear.

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Carrie

Posted at 12:05 AM on May 23, 2014  

Moffat ruined Sherlock, why not Doctor Who?

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Diamond

Posted at 8:22 PM on May 25, 2014  

I also liked Matt…H was Great!!! He ONLY had leave if that’s what he wanted…I’m not so sure about Capaldi….I’ve seen him in several Dr.Who episodes& other things he plays an unscrupulous character…I didn’t care for his acting…I too like the younger Dr Who of Matt Smith, David Tenant & Christopher E the 9th DR.

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2piix

Posted at 11:28 PM on April 23, 2014  

Matt Smith was my favorite Doctor, followed by Christopher Ecceleston, and David Tennant. That said, 11’s storylines fell flat way too often. And it was a huge shame. Matt is an actor who can pull of subtlety and intensity, at the same time. He did give nuanced performances for bad scripts.

The Ponds were great. Fantastic companions. The story was truly exciting at first. But then the universe blew up, and was rebooted. Fine, I guess. Lots of new mysteries, and lots of *promise* for excitement. But it never came. Between some weak standalone and weak resolutions to the myth arc, the Doctor’s death was boring. And, ultimately, so was the Time War.

I hope Peter brings some of his Malcolm Tucker persona into the Doctor. The Time Lords can use a good bollocking.

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