The Sun is reporting that Matt Smith may not renew his contract this November, leaving us to look for a new Doctor. They’re speculating that after 4 years in the role of the Doctor, Matt wants to move into movies and leave us behind. I’ll believe it when we see confirmation, but it wouldn’t hurt to prepare yourself. Either way he has been talking about the Christmas special, so we can expect to see him in the role until then.
The Sun has tossed some suggestions for the next actor (or actress) into their article. Personally, I don’t think I’d like a female Doctor. Part of the charisma of the character is that he’s scatterbrained but comes up with the brilliant plan at the last minute (or stumbles his way through it) with his companion. His companion is most often female with a massive crush on him. Not always, but mostly. To change the Doctor to a female would mess with that dynamic, even more than making him a ginger.
What do you think?
Happy Birthday to Freema Agyeman!
I was looking around to see what kind of interesting things I could find, and apparently there was a guy out there collecting underwear from female cast members. Thankfully his site seems to be down now, although in my sick curiousity I kept searching to see if maybe it had just moved or something. I couldn’t help it! It’s just so *wrong*.
Although the website seems to be gone, I keep seeing this quote pop up on sites which were talking about him:
I first started collecting knickers in 1983 when at the Longleat Exhibition I was sold a pair of Janet Fielding’s underwear by a make-up lady. But let me be clear on this; there is nothing “perverted” or “weird” about my collection. We all collect things we like, and I find knickers more personal than an autograph on the back of a plastic cup.
To date I have ninety four pairs of knickers which I think you’ll agree is a wonderful achievement! I have built this collection up by begging, borrowing and on three occasions stealing. I like to write to female Doctor Who celebrities for items of their clothing and over the years it’s become pretty clear to me that the way to ask is to not refer to their “knickers” but their “feminine undergarments”.
People are *always* asking me if I have any men’s pants from Doctor Who. I’d like to make it absolutely clear right now that I am not a gay pervert. Lots of my very best friends are gay but the thought of asking for another man’s pants is frankly dirty. To this end I rather hope I’ve heard the last of one cast member who continually *insisted* on sending me items of his clothing.
Now, I’m all for weird collections, but this one to me is just disturbing. I suspect that this guy may just have an underwear collection and is saying that’s where he got them, but we can only hope.
Happy Birthday goes out to John Barrowman AND Alex Kingston today!
I meant to get this up before Christmas, but life got in the way:
The fine folks over at the BBC have released a teaser gallery for the Christmas special. With just two weeks left to go, it seems to me that we should all check it out!
The Doctor(s) as the usual suspects: