Sunday, 4 January 2009

More Media surrounding the New Doctor

Naturally, the British press has been in a whirlwind frenzy since the BBC announced the casting of Matt Smith as the Eleventh incarnation of the Doctor.

The first media reports appeared online just minutes after the announcement was made on BBC One, with the majority of the articles focusing on Smith's age rather than his acting suitability for the role.
At just 26 years old, he will be the youngest actor ever to have portrayed the Time Lord, and some feel that the new boss, Steven Moffat, is trying to appeal more to the younger generation of fans rather than sustaining the show as a family teatime drama.

However, some are thrilled with the choice of casting, claiming that Smith will be the perfect step forward for the show and that he'll 'fit right in with the 21st century trend'.

Other sources, namely the News of the World, have instead picked up on Smith's

roles in the first series of ITV2's Secret Diary of a Call Girl and the BBC's Ruby in the Smoke, both of which he appeared alongside Billie Piper.

Smith can be seen on the cover of almost every single UK newspaper this morning, and the news has also been picked up by international news desks aswell as here in the UK.

Visitors of WhovianNet have had their say on Matt Smith's casting. According to Sam, "I think it will feel like a different show but I think I'm open to change".

"Huge gamble with regards to the appointment of matt as being so young and to me a actor does not peak to there abilities until they get in there 30s" says Cynet.

And Mass says "i can see glimpses of Tennant, Davison and Colin Baker in him so im cautiously optimistic..."

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