Saturday, 3 January 2009

How Matt should play the Doctor!

OK, now we know that the superb Matt Smith is to be the 11th Doctor, here are my thoughts on how he should play the role:

1) Bring back the flamboyance of Jon Pertwee. Play the Doctor as a charismatic young dandy.

2) Incorporate elements of Peter Davison's portrayal, especially the sense of justice.

3) The costume: something with a hint of Oscar Wilde about it: flamboyant and a tad 19th century.

4) Emphasise the Doctor's darker side and sense of loss, but not all the time.

8 comments:

Youth of Australia said...

1) Play the Doctor as a charismatic young dandy.
Just like David Tennant did.

2) Incorporate elements of Peter Davison's portrayal, especially the sense of justice.
Just like David Tennant did.

3) The costume: something with a hint of Oscar Wilde about it: flamboyant and a tad 19th century.
Just like David Tennant.

4) Emphasise the Doctor's darker and sense of loss, but not all the time.
Just like David Tennant.

So, basically, you want Matt Smith to be a carbon copy of David Tennant.

How forward-looking.

sparacus said...

Not exactly. I'd like him to drop David's tendancy to leap about and over-enthuse about things.

Youth of Australia said...

The performance that made him popular with children and the general audience, basically?

sparacus said...

Children & the general public would still like a more serious Doctor.

Colin said...

Children & the general public would still like a more serious Doctor.

AS you frequently demonstrate your complete disdain for children and [the tv-watching portion of] the general public, who are you to speak for them?

sparacus said...

"AS you frequently demonstrate your complete disdain for children and [the tv-watching portion of] the general public, who are you to speak for them?"

Two assertions which are simply completely untrue.

Philip Archer said...

Sounds quite dull really

Youth of Australia said...

Now, now Spara. You're avoiding the question rather than answering it again. You are always complainging about youth and television, yet bar mumbling about a made-up word of "Whovianologist" you have given us nothing to suggest you know what you're talking about. Let's see some proof that you speak for the general audience rather than just yourself.