Talking Point: Doctor Who??

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The new Doctor Matt Smith in a previous role.

In what, at least at first glance, appears to be a lovely bit of casting, the young actor Matt Smith is set to become the eleventh Doctor. The nation's favourite time traveller, the weird and downright eccentric 'Doctor', is an iconic character up there, as Matt himself points out, with Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes. We wish him the best of luck in his new role. (And is it just us but don't you think he's got the touch of a younger Bill Nighy about him?)

Anyway, our thoughts this week are focussed on the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor, and also on other aspects of the TV show Doctor Who. We'd like to know:

  • Are you excited about watching Matt Smith play the new Doctor, indeed the youngest ever Doctor, at the tender age of 26?

  • Should our young hero have a dashing new sidekick? Any ideas who might fit the bill?

  • What do you think he might bring to the role? He certainly seems to have an nice air of 'Doctorness' about him judging by this short interview.

  • Are you disappointed that your personal choice of Doctor was overlooked? If so, who would you have chosen?

  • Can you think of anyone who would've made a great Doctor but who was never mentioned once in the weeks of speculation leading up to this latest appointment?

  • What did you make of Christopher Eccleston?

  • In your opinion who has set the benchmark against which all actors playing the Doctor should be judged?

  • Is it about time we had a female Doctor? If so, who?

  • Isn't also time we had a non-caucasian Doctor?

  • Have we perhaps confused you with someone who couldn't actually care a fig who the next Doctor is? Are you a 'non-Doctor Who' person?


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