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Published on August 5th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Smith Loves Hitler!

Matt Smith has told On the Box that upcoming Third Reich-a-thon Let’s Kill Hitler is his favourite episode so far- leading to a pay-off that the Eleventh Doctor promises will be cooler than bow ties.

For anyone disappointed by the abrupt end to the first part of season six; fear not- Smith believes they’ll be no-one disappointed when all is revelled:

“We’ve still got to understand just what happened to the Doctor in episode one. Steven Moffat has always delivered the payoff to all these revelations, in a way that is exactly what you would want it to be. It doesn’t disappoint.”

Of course the biggest development outside of the identity of that impossible astronaut is what is being organised for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary in 2013 – and Smith has some ideas:

“How amazing would it be to see Tom Baker? Can you imagine just seeing him back in the scarf, man? That would be amazing.

Paul McGann is a great actor, man, and a great Doctor. I say bring back Chris Eccleston and Dave Tennant, too! How many Doctors can we get into one story? Imagine if there were five or six of us in one ep and we could all just look at each other and judge each other.”

“The Six Doctors”, anyone?


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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.

7 Responses to Smith Loves Hitler!

  1. avatar Ian O'Brien says:

    Yes lets hope they ALL come back, a once in a life time opportunity!

  2. avatar Alasdair Shaw says:

    Such a shame that Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker always get missed off of these speculations.

    I for one would love to see a Seven and Eleven team up.

  3. avatar Bob James says:

    There’s always, ironically, the problem of time in multi- Doctor episodes. Realistically, they could go back to McGann, who is the earliest remaining to appear virtually the same. Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison have obviously, visibly aged, and writing that off as a “shorting out of the time differential” might have worked in Timecrash, but it won’t hold up across the board. So, barring a massive use of CGI (then they could go ALL the way back to Hartnell!), Doctors Eight through Eleven (presuming Chris Eccleston would sign on to be involved)would be all that is possible. Someone dropped the idea of an animated multi-Doctor episode, which could also solve these difficulties. Moffat hinted that the celebration wouldn’t be just one episode, so maybe a real time episode and an animated episode is possible. Or maybe a blending of both, rather like the recent restorations of classic episodes being completed with animated segments. We’ll have to wait and see…………

    • avatar JanuaryLost says:

      I agree with you (almost) entirely. Though I think it would only take a little imagination to return our classic Doctors to us without having to use the Time Crash take.

      There’s been so much new to Who and still so much yet untapped, that I find it ludicrous to think it impossible.

      Off the top of my head:
      * Alternate dimension Doctors, living out their futures further than classic canon (easy one!).
      * The current Doctor somehow harnesses his previous incarnations into the material world based on his memories, but the psychological aspect of his current current age reflects on them, giving them their aged appearance.
      * The The Blinovitch Limitation Effect (or Novikov self-consistency principle) causes an abrupt energy discharge that courses through all of the classic Doctor’s selves who are present, changing utterly their appearance. If 8-11 are not present, they would be unaffected.
      * Retcon — Big Bang 2 rewrote not only the history of the universe, but the history of the Doctor (throwing out all classic canon)

      so… er.. I’m sure Moffat could do much better than that if I’m only spouting off sporadic insipiration, no?

  4. avatar JanuaryLost says:

    Smashing article. Thank you!

  5. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    Hey, whatever they do, as long as they do it well, I’m in. And with Moffat at the helm….

  6. avatar Alex says:

    Something I never knew until recently was that the Three Doctors and the Five Doctors would never have happened if Pertwee and Davison had said no. The lead Doctor apparently calls the shots on these things, so if Matt Smith is all for the idea, that’s half the battle won right there.

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