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Matt Smith to leave Doctor Who?.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/4854006/matt-smith-set-to-leave-doctor-who-at-christ ^ | 22nd March 2013 | LEIGH HOLMWOOD

Posted on 03/21/2013 8:42:57 PM PDT by the scotsman

'DOCTOR Who bosses are lining up Matt Smith’s exit for Christmas — when he will regenerate into the 12th Time Lord.

Insiders say the festive special will be Matt’s last outing as The Doctor, after a triumphant four years in the role.

The actor has made no bones about his ambition to crack Hollywood and has filmed new movie How To Catch A Monster with Ryan Gosling, which is released next year.

Sources say bosses already have an idea of who they want to replace him, with work on the special due to get under way later in the year.

Matt’s contract is understood to expire in November but we understand he doesn’t want it renewed.

Filming on the 50th anniversary episode, airing in November, will begin next month.'

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: doctorwho; mattsmith; smith; tv
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1 posted on 03/21/2013 8:42:57 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

NOOOOOOOOO! First AMY....


2 posted on 03/21/2013 8:46:26 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethe her as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: the scotsman

I have never even really seen this Doctor.
Is he any good?

Eccleston and Tennant were excellent.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 8:47:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the scotsman

I really liked Eccleston.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 8:48:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Smith took a while to get into the role. By his second season and since, he has become quite good.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 8:56:13 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mylife

Not really. He’s just okay.

I agree that Eccleston and Tennant were excellent. It would be great if they would bring back Eccleston.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 8:57:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: TomGuy

I do not have BBC so I have not seen the progression.

I liked Eccleston in that he seemed to be a bit “common” in his demeanor.
Like a reg’lar guy.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 8:58:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Once they regenerate, that is it.

Or is it?


8 posted on 03/21/2013 8:59:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I wish they would bring back Billy Piper ☺
9 posted on 03/21/2013 9:02:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the scotsman
What is Doctor Who?

Should I know?

10 posted on 03/21/2013 9:04:51 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Bradley James (Prince Arthur) and Colin Morgan (Merlin) finished the Merlin series.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 9:05:00 PM PDT by TomGuy
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Rose!!!


12 posted on 03/21/2013 9:05:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Once they regenerate, that is it. Or is it?

That is it...mostly. Occasionally, the actors will return for a one off or a special of some kind.

13 posted on 03/21/2013 9:08:46 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Also, Andrew-Lee Potts (Connor) from Primeval would make a viable new Doctor.
14 posted on 03/21/2013 9:10:35 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mylife

I agree that 9 and 10 were more satisfying than 11, but I don’t blame Matt Smith. I think he’s a fine actor (too) and just had less consistently-interesting stories given to him.

I think 9 (Eccleston) is massively underrated.

/geek


15 posted on 03/21/2013 9:13:35 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: doorgunner69

It is the most beloved British Scifi show ever, and predates Star Trek.
It is often hokey, and often brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmv80q5fAWU


16 posted on 03/21/2013 9:18:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the scotsman

FINALLY! I never liked Matt Smith as The Doctor.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 9:18:38 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

they were supposed to only have 9 regenerations but.... its TV of course


18 posted on 03/21/2013 9:23:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: the scotsman
Every damn actor that becomes the doctor lately only see it as a stepping stone...

They need to ask David Hewlitt to be the next doctor, he would do it for the love of it!


19 posted on 03/21/2013 9:25:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: the scotsman

Was he the Duke of Norfolk in ‘Elizabeth’s?
If so, he looks different with hair.
Duke of Earl? Duke, Duke...
Duck of Death?


20 posted on 03/21/2013 9:32:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: mylife
I wish they would bring back Billy Piper ☺

I loved Billy Piper, and I loved that sometimes she wore a Wichita Falls t-shirt.

21 posted on 03/21/2013 9:38:13 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: mylife

The sci-fi writers can make anything happen.


22 posted on 03/21/2013 9:40:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: tumblindice

From “Consequences”, by LoL Creme and Kevin Godley:

Mr Blint: Oh no ! - I was just telling Mrs Stapleton about the piano and the wind. I also mentioned that though my musical orientation is more Bach than Beach Boys, I do take an interest in the world of popular music. I’m something of an expert, but can be fallible. I remember being very surprised by Gene Chandler and the ‘Duke of Earl’. I never saw that as chart material. The lyrics meant little to me: ‘Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl, Duke Duke, Duke; - Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl...’

(Blint continues reciting the lyrics under the next dialogue)

Haig: Would you smile please, Mrs Stapleton?

Lulu: Smile? Me? What about?

Pepperman: Not about anything! We need documentation!

Haig: (trying to handle the camera) How do these bloody things focus?

(FX Camera shutter)

Walter: I’ve never seen her smile before - I’m not sure that I like it...

Haig: (the photo coming out of the Polaroid slips into the goldfish bowl) Sorry Roland! It seems to be developing in spite of everything...

Pepperman: You can stop smiling now Mrs Stapleton. It’s getting on my nerves!

Blint: (ending his monotonous mumbling of ‘Duke of Earl’) They didn’t grab me. On the other hand, I was the first to recognize at the ‘At the Hop’ as a chart-bound sound. You see Danny and the Juniors had a... Well, never mind. I see that I’m distracting you from your work - and me from MINE!


23 posted on 03/21/2013 9:40:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sockmonkey

I adored her.
So quirky, so funny, so fearless and real.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 9:42:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Like “Time Crash”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szuP0oBZX4g
Peter Davison (the fifth Doctor) and David Tennant (10th).

Loved this comment:

“Peter Davison had a daughter, actress Georgia Moffett, who played Jenny, the Doctors clone/daughter in “The Doctor’s Daughter”. She and David Tennant got together, got married, and now have a daughter of their own.
So the Doctors daughter who played the Doctors daughter in The Doctors Daughter married the Doctor and had the Doctors daughter and the Doctors grand-daughter...
Wibbley Wobbley Timey Whimey.....stuff.”


25 posted on 03/21/2013 9:45:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GeronL

I thought it was 12 regenerations.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 9:48:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GraceG

Nice. And he isn’t just another skinny guy in a suit. Loved Eccleston and Tennant. Took a while to get used to Smith. Did not find the story line with Amy being infatuated with him all that believable. Totally agree with your “stepping stone” comment. Would be nice to have a doctor stick around a while!


27 posted on 03/21/2013 9:48:33 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

was it?

Did I confooz that with something else?


28 posted on 03/21/2013 9:49:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Brave choice, a stick of celery”


29 posted on 03/21/2013 9:49:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Sooooooooo, is it ‘time’ for a muslim Doctor?


30 posted on 03/21/2013 9:52:57 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: null and void

don’t give them any ideas


31 posted on 03/21/2013 9:53:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Too late...

};^P>


32 posted on 03/21/2013 9:55:00 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: GeronL

From the wiki:

“It is first stated in The Deadly Assassin (1976) that a Time Lord can regenerate twelve times before dying (thirteen incarnations in all).”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regeneration_(Doctor_Who)


33 posted on 03/21/2013 9:57:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: null and void

Lord, I hope not.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 9:58:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: null and void

A Pakistani fellow named Fasil?

What?!!


35 posted on 03/21/2013 9:59:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Like “Time Crash”?

Exactly! And great comment you found! :-)

36 posted on 03/21/2013 10:00:20 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: GeronL

They do like to change the rules as they go along!

;-)


37 posted on 03/21/2013 10:01:04 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: mylife

Great line, LOL!

The other one I like is

“Eh, I’m the Doctor. I can save the universe using a kettle and some string. And look at me, I’m wearing a vegetable!”


38 posted on 03/21/2013 10:01:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: null and void

The thought has been thrown around about a female Doctor.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 10:02:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

okay.

I wonder where 9 came from?


40 posted on 03/21/2013 10:04:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Beats me! Maybe it was from a different universe.


41 posted on 03/21/2013 10:05:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A truly enjoyable series.

I started watching To Baker when I was a kid.


42 posted on 03/21/2013 10:06:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Weird. Oh well.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 10:07:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mylife

Same here!

Best line: “Would you like a Jelly Baby?”


44 posted on 03/21/2013 10:08:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

‘Him’panions would throw off the entire time continuum.


45 posted on 03/21/2013 10:08:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Tom Baker rocked

the half hour segments stank badly


46 posted on 03/21/2013 10:09:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Brits certainly love their quirky references.


47 posted on 03/21/2013 10:10:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
OK, thanks.

My obliviousness to TV shows is unsurpassed. Never watched Star Trek either, believe it or not. Did not own a TV until I was 32, and then only to watch Magnum PI and Miami Vice.

48 posted on 03/21/2013 10:11:31 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: GeronL

What I liked about the show back then is that it was low budget but intellectual.

Any teenage kid could aspire to a production like that..


49 posted on 03/21/2013 10:12:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: doorgunner69

I don’t think I had a TV until then either.

I never saw Magnum PI or Miami vice.
I did meet Tom Selleck in HI. They were shooting a scene where I was staying.
He was a regular decent guy.


50 posted on 03/21/2013 10:15:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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