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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:26 am

Do any of you think he could actually have a successful film career?
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:48 am

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Do any of you think he could actually have a successful film career?

Maybe, but I don't think he could get into Hollywood just now. They're still too superficial, and despite having led a whole series/season of Doctor Who, I don't think he's got enough "star appeal" yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:53 am

This is already getting boring fast. When Matt signed on, he supposed signed a long-term contract to play the Doctor for 4 years (some places say 2 including the BBC supposedly as well). This was suppose to nip stories like the one just started.

I'm still not a big fan of Matt's version but enough of these stupid departure stories.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:56 pm

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This is already getting boring fast. When Matt signed on, he supposed signed a long-term contract to play the Doctor for 4 years (some places say 2 including the BBC supposedly as well). This was suppose to nip stories like the one just started.

I'm still not a big fan of Matt's version but enough of these stupid departure stories.

Speculation started on DT after his first season, too. Everyone was still in shock after CE quick departure!


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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:02 pm

Congrats! As to Eccleston, he only had a commitment for a year from the get-go. Would have been nice to have had more, but nobody was sure it was going to be a hit so no long term deal was offered. At least this is my understanding of the situation. Back to Matt, let it go people. He's gonna be here for awhile. Don't believe what you hear or read.


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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:03 pm

I just noticed I got promoted too! As Amagon would say GIGITTY!
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:04 pm

Good for you, too! Giggity-giggity-goo! Awww-right! (as Quagmire would say!)
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:19 pm

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I just noticed I got promoted too! As Amagon would say GIGITTY!

That's a new one!!
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:52 pm

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Do any of you think he could actually have a successful film career?

only if hollywood decided to remake back to the future.....(ok, that was a little mean)
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:00 pm

Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't value acting skills quite like it used to. Matt's prospects in Hollywood are good, but I doubt he'd be any huge break out star.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:41 pm

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kcooper76 wrote:
Do any of you think he could actually have a successful film career?

only if hollywood decided to remake back to the future.....(ok, that was a little mean)

I think he would make a great Doc Brown!!
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:44 pm

Ronpur wrote:
bret_owen99 wrote:
kcooper76 wrote:
Do any of you think he could actually have a successful film career?

only if hollywood decided to remake back to the future.....(ok, that was a little mean)

I think he would make a great Doc Brown!!

I was just thinking the same thing!

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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:43 am

Since I started this thread (and some people are beyond upset that I even brought it up because of the source), let me just say that I never said that I believe the story. I said that I "hope" the story is true. Some people in this discussion are a little touchy to this subject, and I am very sorry if those of you are offended and bored so easily with the topic. I suppose you didn't have to participate in the discussion at all, but that's just my opinion. I don't like Matt Smith as the Doctor, I saw the story, and I thought I would share. It's pretty sad that I feel I have to justify myself for starting the Discussion.

FYI - In an interview with Matt Smith that was aired prior to the Eleventh Hour on BBC America, Matt stated that he signed on for two years and hoped to be in the role for at least three.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:18 pm

Leaving... already? So... the 11 Doctors set was a WASTE OF TIME, HMM?!

Blimey!
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:34 pm

I don't think anyone wanted to invalidate your opinion re: Matt Smith, SpectrePrime. I think peoples' responses were more indicative of the irritation that stems from the general sense of constant Internet "noise" modern humans have to contend with. Combine unreliable media sources like the Sun with the usual battery of gibberish we hear online every day, and you're certain to get some people who get annoyed.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:34 pm

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I don't think anyone wanted to invalidate your opinion re: Matt Smith, SpectrePrime. I think peoples' responses were more indicative of the irritation that stems from the general sense of constant Internet "noise" modern humans have to contend with. Combine unreliable media sources like the Sun with the usual battery of gibberish we hear online every day, and you're certain to get some people who get annoyed.

Thanks, MysteryLad. Smile It's all good!
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:51 am

I'm definitely hoping Smith sticks around for a good long time.

I was a huge fan of Tennant and I felt anyone who came after him would have a hard time living up to what he did with the role.

But Smith won me over right out of the gate! I LOVE his interpretation of The Doctor perhaps, god help me, even more than Tennant.

I'd like to see him have the longest run of any of the NEW Whos, at least a good 4-5 series or so.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:12 pm

I agree, we need a long-running Doctor. I would hate to see up-and-coming actors view playing the Doctor simply as a stepping stone to bigger things. Sort of, play the Doctor for a year or two to get noticed and then move on when something better (or better paying) comes along.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:09 pm

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I agree, we need a long-running Doctor. I would hate to see up-and-coming actors view playing the Doctor simply as a stepping stone to bigger things. Sort of, play the Doctor for a year or two to get noticed and then move on when something better (or better paying) comes along.

If that's how society acts in most cases, it's no small wonder why actors do the same thing. Or were they the ones who made it popular for us to do so...

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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:07 pm

And the one actor, Colin, who would have played the role for 10 years, never got the chance!!
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:30 pm

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And the one actor, Colin, who would have played the role for 10 years, never got the chance!!

Poor Colin! His long-term approach to playing the Doctor made him the most unpopular Doctor ever. The audience at that time just wouldn't countenance the slow evolution Hartnell's Doctor had been allowed, and that coupled with some weak scripts...poor Six was doomed from the start. Well, at least he's been allowed to carry the character to its originally planned form in the BFAs.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:01 am

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Poor Colin! His long-term approach to playing the Doctor made him the most unpopular Doctor ever. The audience at that time just wouldn't countenance the slow evolution Hartnell's Doctor had been allowed, and that coupled with some weak scripts...poor Six was doomed from the start. Well, at least he's been allowed to carry the character to its originally planned form in the BFAs.

Part of the problem was also John Nathan-Turner who had a major hand in the costume for the 6th Doctor and the two of them (I think) decided on the egotistical portrayal that, as the series' went on, would improve. Weak scripts didn't help either. Colin got the short end of the stick. At least I truly enjoy him in the Big Finish audios where he's much more likable.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:16 am

Yes, that stupid outfit was ill-conceived and a detriment to the show. JNT had to be the only gay man on Earth completely devoid of a sense of style.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:38 am

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Yes, that stupid outfit was ill-conceived and a detriment to the show. JNT had to be the only gay man on Earth completely devoid of a sense of style.

A Hawaiian shirt for every occasion.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Smith departing Doctor Who?   Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:00 pm

To be fair to Colin though, when he could conceive of a reason to ditch the Rummage Sale Explosion of a coat, his outfit did not look bad at all.
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