Now that we’ve all had time to dissect and pour over the interesting puzzle of a trailer for The Day Of The Doctor, there are still some lingering questions that many fans have. One of the biggest? Just who exactly are we hearing?
While we all can recognize Matt Smith’s lovely voice as the one speaking over all of the images presented to us, there are certain points in the trailer that there seem to be echoes or reverberations or some other audio source mirroring and intensifying what Smith is saying.
It’s hard to notice these echoes right off, mainly because you’re actively looking for all of the little details hidden throughout the clip. But some keen eared fans noticed that we’d been given some audio details along with all those wonderful little nods to the past 50 years, and the more one listens to the trailer, the more those words being echoed (“lives”, “years” and “Doctor”) stand out.
Many fans have said that they hear the either the voice of Fifth Doctor Peter Davison or the voice Eighth Doctor Paul McGann as the one mirroring what is being spoken by Matt Smith. Some of them might have a case:
Spent forty minutes this pm having to imitate Matt Smith's dramatic delivery in VO. You have been warned….
— Paul McGann (@pauljmcgann) October 3, 2013
The question here is are we hearing one or both of them because those audio clips are indeed voiced by either former Doctor or could it just be wishful thinking on the part of the fans?
Both men have recently mentioned that they’d done something Who related, namely McGann talking about how he spent some time trying to “imitate Matt Smith’s dramatic delivery in voiceover” (though he later seemed to backtrack that this might have any significant importance) and Davison saying that he’d be “making an appearance somewhere” during this big anniversary, though he declined to say what that exactly meant.
Kasterborous readers, who do you hear? Is it Peter Davison or Paul McGann? Click play above, enjoy the clip again, and then vote in our poll!