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Published on September 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

50th Anniversary Shoots in Spring!

With ideas, notions and no end of speculation flying back and forth on just what form the fiftieth anniversary may take, one thing is certain; the Doctor Who crew are going to do something special to mark this momentous occasion and now, thanks to Matt Smith, we have an idea about when what they are planning to film will go in front of cameras.

Speaking to the Waikato Times (via Stuff.NZ), Matt hinted that filming on the special would take place in early 2013:

Nothing’s set in stone. I imagine there will be a script knocking around about Christmas and there we will develop further and shoot it next spring.

While not being draw on just what the cast and crew will be filming Matt did again address rumours of his eventual departure:

Shock horror. Everyone leaves eventually people. No I’m not leaving any time soon. You know I am coming back for the 50th anniversary. To suggest I am quitting now is wrong.

Something that is confirmed and already filmed is the departure of the Amy and Rory; an event that finds Matt in a philosophical mood:

It’s always going to be a sad event, but the show is pretty much about change and regeneration and looking forward and that’s what we do.

Perhaps, looking further afield to what impact his era may for future generations Matt also addresses the oft-criticised ‘scary’ nature of series six:

I met a four year old that watched it the other day and I asked what do you like about it and he said: ‘‘What I like about the Doctor is everywhere he goes he makes friends,’’ and I though what a lovely thing to say about him and it’s true, sort of.



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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.

3 Responses to 50th Anniversary Shoots in Spring!

  1. avatar BOJAY says:

    My personal feeling is that Matt will stay through 2014, and then depart. He’s stated that Steven Moffat has already shared some series 8 ideas with him, and that he’s interested in what he heard. I certainly hope he does.

  2. avatar Chris Martin says:

    Matt Smith has been excellent. Three series in and he has not yet given in to a self-indulgent performance. Still brilliant and still watchable.

    I look forward to seeing him spark with Jenna-Louise C.

  3. avatar Drew says:

    I think it would be cool if Matt left part of the way through a season–it would be hard to keep quiet, but would be interesting to see a mid-season regeneration and how everyone reacted to it.

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