Doctor Who returns early in April 2010 with a new production team, new TARDIS exterior and interior design and a new companion – but most important is the Doctor himself, who we’ve so far only seen in brief trailer clips. Other than Matt Smith’s remarkable voice, we know very little.
A recent article in the Telegraph compares Smith’s Eleventh Doctor two a few of his predecessors, based set visits by the reporter concerned.
“Less prickly than Eccleston and without the slapstick of Tennant, he brings an air of muddled intensity thatâ€™s a bit reminiscent of, say, Tom Baker (though without the stripy scarf).”
New Executive Producer (foxy) Beth Willis meanwhile believes that Matt Smith a whole new quality to the Doctor.
‘You will be sitting there watching the rushes and Matt will do something and youâ€™ll think, â€œOoh, I havenâ€™t seen the Doctor do that beforeâ€ â€“ and that is really exciting. It would be dreadful if he was going on and trying to do an impression of David.â€™
We’ll leave the last word on this matter to the Doctor himself – Matt Smith, who doesn’t dwell on the differences.
‘If you analyse it in that way, it ceases to be spontaneous and momentary,â€™ he says. ‘Ask me in nine monthsâ€™ time, when itâ€™s on TV.â€™