Smith: The Doctor is Reckless

Matt Smith as the Eleventh DoctorMatt Smith’s interview with The Guardian over the weekend revealed a few hints as to the character of the Eleventh Doctor, and a little about Amy Pond.

If you haven’t had a chance to take in the full interview, it’s among our favourite links of the last few months – if you’re too busy, however, Digital Spy have taken the time to pick a few bits out.

According to Smith, the Eleventh Doctor is “reckless”:

“He’s a little reckless. He’ll walk into a room and have a million things to do.

“And, as opposed to knowing exactly how to get out, he’ll take it up to the precipice: don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, and boom, there’s the idea.

“And it’s a bit mad and reckless. It’s very doof, doof, doof. And he’s got a companion who I think is the hardest to handle. And she’s quite mad. But The Doctor’s quite mad as well. So together…”

A quick view of episodes such as The Parting of the Ways and The Waters of Mars reveals that the Ninth and Tenth Doctors could both be described accurately as “reckless” – interestingly they waited until towards the end of their incarnations.

While not an entirely new concept for the character, it will be interesting to see just how far the series goes with this element.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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