Smith to “do an Eccleston”?

1st April 2010 • Blog Post by Seb Patrick •

This can’t be right. BBC News are reporting on rumours that have sprung up overnight, that Matt Smith has elected to only stay on as the Doctor for a single series, and will be leaving at the end of this year. There’s already heavy speculation, most notably over at Digital Spy, that Paterson Joseph is already signed on to play the Twelfth Doctor, having been secretly cast at the same time as Smith in order to prepare for a surprise regeneration in this year’s Christmas special.

More on this as we get it.

Seb Patrick once met Paul McGann, who immediately pretended to be Mark McGann. He writes for Den of Geek, BBC America, Film4 and the official Red Dwarf website, among others. He owns over thirty toy Daleks and wishes the Dapol factory tour was still open.

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12 Responses

  1. Sarah

    Paterson Joseph is an odd choice. He’s a brilliant actor, don’t get me wrong. I think that the news about Matt isn’t likely.

  2. Hendiadys

    I think that the news about Matt isn’t likely.

    Do we go along with it now and say “I knew all along” after midday? I’m not much of a gentleman when I see the opportunity to ruin fun.

  3. Andy M

    I’m so ashamed :(

  4. si

    Aside from anything else, the new DWM states that Matt Smith and the beautiful Karen Gillan have both signed up for the christmas special and a second series. Huzzah!

  5. Andy M

    Signed up for a regeneration scene in the Christmas special, more like, etc.

  6. Jonathan Capps

    Aside from anything else, the new DWM states that Matt Smith and the beautiful Karen Gillan have both signed up for the christmas special and a second series. Huzzah!

    That’s excellent. The first time we’ll have a finale losing either a Doctor or companion, too, which will be a nice change.

  7. If it hadn’t been published on April 1st it might have been more believable.

  8. Seb Patrick

    If it hadn’t been published on April 1st, it wouldn’t have been an April Fool’s gag!

  9. Andy M

    Seb isn’t allowed to lie on any other day of the year. A Judoon follows him everywhere.

  10. Hendiadys

    My idea is that every single thing we encounter on April 1st must be a lie until midday, but that our perception is changed so that we just don’t know that it’s April 1st. And then at midday we suddenly realise, and go “Ah fuck it’s April 1st isn’t it? Jesus what a fool* I am.”

    Not sure how it could be done, but that would be much better I think. It would make the world a better place come that midday of every April 1st.

    * not “cunt” or “twat” or anything like that – it must be “fool”. But the rest of the sentence should be rife with as much swearing as possible – my example is quite toned down, actually (I’m trying to sell the idea to schools).

  11. I just stated the obvious then, didn’t I?

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