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Published on August 30th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Matt Smith Dreams of the Third Dimension

The relationship between Doctor Who and 3-D has been a bit chequered (Dimensions in Time BOO! Doctor Who Experience YAY!) so we’ll hold our enthusiasm at: ‘Oh, its stopped raining’ levels for now rather than: ‘This is the greatest thing since Jesus’ hovercraft’ levels that Matt Smith has for the mere suggestion that the Fiftieth Anniversary should include a part where things fly towards your face.

Smith told Bang! Showbiz  that he was interested in seeing the what the Doctor Who boffins could do with the technology:

“If it could be filmed for 3-D TV that would be fun, especially with Doctor Who,  but it’s very expensive. I don’t know how they’d do it.”

The short answer would probably be: ‘they wouldn’t’ quickly followed by an argument about justifying spending so much money on 3-D when only a tiny percentage (admittedly a growing percentage) of people own a 3-D TV.

The alternative (apart from the cast going into every Doctor Who-loving home across the world and acting out a small scene live in ’3-D’) would be the a similar model to that of Dimensions in Time (a  free giveaway of ineffectual 3-D glasses resulting in eye strain across the world) And nothing says ‘Party!’ like eyestrain.

Looking towards the immediate 2-D future Matt refused to be drawn any further on the scheduling confusion surrounding Doctor Who in 2012:

“For me, it’s just that I know that I’m going to shoot 14 episodes, of which I’ll be in all of them. How they’ll actually schedule it, I don’t know. But all I know is that we start in February.”

(Via Metro)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.



One Response to Matt Smith Dreams of the Third Dimension

  1. avatar Krumstets says:

    Maybe the 50th anniversary specials(s) could be done in 3D. Assuming there will be a special or specials.
    Just a one off maybe….

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