Saturday, January 03, 2009

Well, at least I never bothered to stick 60 on Chiwetel Ejiofor: thoughts on the next Doctor Who.

So Matt Smith is the new Doctor. I remember thinking last time that Dave Tennant was too young for the part, right up until the first pictures were released of him in his (brilliant) costume design. And now this guy is like Tennant's younger brother. They'll have to cast a sodding teenager as his assistant.

The new boy looks like he'll be a boon to cartoonists - PJ Holden has already commented upon Smith's "brilliantly bumpy head", and Rich Johnston has noticed he looks like he's been drawn into life by Frank Quitely.

So they had a chance to go somewhere radically different with The Doctor, and in a way they have. But in that deranged alternate universe that is the inside of my head, the new Doctor is Idris Elba dressed like Marvin Gaye in 1973. Damn, he was good, too.

10 comments:

sean witzke said...

Fuck Yes, Idris Elba as Marvin Gaye. That's science.

Brendon said...

Rich's source was solid on Paterson Joseph, I believe, so that's a weird twist.

Interesting that Rich KNEW it was Matt Smith at about 3.30pm. Wonder if that gives any clues to his source?

Anyway, no idea if Smith will be any good or not, but here's hoping.

Idris Elba as most things would be good. Idris Elba as John Major, even.

Mark said...

Using that kind of maths, Rich's source might well be in Broadcasting House rather than Upper Boat, I'd guess.

Dan McDaid said...

Didn't think much of him till I heard him talking about the part. Excellent, strange choice - shades of Davison, Baker, Eccleston and Tennant. Yep, pretty chuffed all in all. Bit of the toff about him, but never mind - he is a Time Lord.

Dan McDaid said...

And aye, I'm looking forward to drawing him myself...!

seth hurley said...

Idris Elba as The Doctor makes me wanna cry.

Mark said...

Ah, there's always the next time. WHEN I'LL BE IN CHARGE OF BBC WALES! MWAHA HAH HA hA! (Thanks for the idea, Sean)

The Librarian on the Floor said...

A qualification for DR Who: Eyebrows.
He has no Eye brows, man!
It is smooth where hair should be.
And really WTF is a Matt Smith?

WJC said...

Didn't see that one coming/ never heard of him. Hope he's great. Hope they don't fit him for an Angus Young outfit.

Sid Cairns said...

I had this crazy dream where he was wearing a lab coat.