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Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Matt’s Silence, Tennant’s Twin and the Fifth’s Bust

What does the Doctor fear? Plenty of things apparently but Matt Smith has gone on record stating that The Silence are the greatest monster that Doctor Who has produced!

What makes them so iconic in his mind? Matt explained:

“They look horrendous and are really mean…that’s what Doctor Who should be about: ‘I don’t want to watch this, but also I do’!”

And he’s absolutely correct; they are one of the best Moffat creations ever to grace the screen-menacing, clever predators with no morals or conscious. A bit like the Daleks!

Meanwhile, whilst people are worrying about how long Matt Smith will stay in the role of the Eleventh Doctor, David Tennant (remember him? We couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the Doctor?!) is rumoured to be starring in Nativity 2 as a set of twins, both teachers, one of whom teaches underachieving children and the other works within a private school.

Tennant, if he stars in the Christmas sequel, will replace Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman who is busy filming The Hobbit. A December 2012 release date is expected as filming begins in the Midlands this week.

Finally for all you collectors out there, a few new shiny releases at Forbidden Planet that you might want to add to your figurine collection.

Doctor Who figures from Forbidden PlanetFirst up is Peri and the viscous Sharaz Jek from The Caves of Androzani. Weighing in at £26.99, this two-figure set is available from the Forbidden Planet website on pre-order and will start shipping from 9th December-one to add to the ever growing collection!

The website has also made available a rather splendid (as he would put it) bust of the Fifth Doctor, hands in pockets and giving one of his instantly recognisable “looks”.

The wonderfully rendered creation is, again, available on pre-order, this time for £49.99 but will not start shipping out until 25th April 2012, so only you can decide if you will be able to wait that long!

You can pre order these items or order other Doctor Who items by visiting


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

4 Responses to Matt’s Silence, Tennant’s Twin and the Fifth’s Bust

  1. avatar nel says:

    yeah, actually, some of us do remember Tennant. this used to be my fave site…before Tennant left and you devolved into making divisive comments that add nothing to fandom. crap like this isn’t what Doctor Who fandom wants or needs. grow up already.

    • Nel: you shouldn’t be making objectionable comments unless you can actually point out what it is you’re referring to. “Divisive comments?” “crap?”

      No, I’ll tell you what Doctor Who fandom doesn’t want or need – people like you commenting on innocent articles because they haven’t got over the fact that Doctor Who isn’t about one actor.

      Now if you want to reply in a reasoned manner, go ahead, but don’t litter these pages with your pointless comments unless you’re prepared to engage in a discussion. Insults and baseless criticism are not tolerated here.

      • avatar nel says:

        What I was referring to was the “Remember him?” comment re: Tennant. I thought that was clear from my “actually some of us do remember Tennant” response. I certainly don’t feel my criticism is baseless and I’m more than happy to engage in a discussion. What I don’t want or need is people making assumptions. I’m a big fan of Matt Smith’s Doctor. also a fan of Tennant’s Doctor. yes, it can be done. You claim that Doctor Who isn’t about one actor, and I agree, so then why add a snarky comment about the actor within an otherwise benign article. There simply was no need for it IMO. My intention is not to begin an argument on which Doctor is best, but to point out how your comment in the article above, intended or not, invites those kinds of arguments that inevitably only serve to divide fans. I wouldn’t want to see a similar comment about Matt Smith, or Tom Baker, etc.

  2. avatar Gary Morris says:

    I’ve been a fan for a long time, long enough to be comfortable with the actor changing. I loved DT, but I really like Matt Smith too. Its what keeps the show fresh. Any argument about which one is better is purely subjective.

    *But* pointing out that at the time a lot of people couldn’t imagine the show without DT, especially after having seen Eccelston beforehand is worth pointing out. Its totally valid and in this article not OTT at all.

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