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‘Doctor Who’ Keeping Matt Smith Until At Least 2014

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There’s never been a show quite like ‘Doctor Who,’ as the show’s upcoming 50th anniversary can attest to, but it’s rare for today’s TV viewer to fret losing their favorite actors and characters every few years.  As the eleventh incarnation of the good Doctor, Matt Smith won over many of the show’s fans with his youthfully manic performance, but rumors of course swirl that soon he too will hang up the sonic screwdriver.  Is there any truth to it, or will Matt Smith be our Doctor for the next few years?

According to his most recent interview with The Sun (that seems strange to write…), current ‘Doctor Who’ star Matthew Smith won’t be turning in his keys to the TARDIS anytime soon.  The actor revealed that despite ever-rampant rumors of his imminent departure, he’ll be sticking with the long-running British sci-fi series until at least 2014.  But what words from series show-runner Steven Moffat convinced him to stay?

His first episode sounds great. It hasn’t been written yet but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven. So there’s a lot to look forward to.

When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, ‘Are you ready to cry?’

Smith also specified that he felt a desire to do justice to the series’ upcoming 50th anniversary, particularly given that he himself was nearly overwhelmed by the role in the early months of accepting his position as the Time Lord from actor David Tennant. “We want to go, ‘Look, world, here is Doctor Who. It’s 50 years old, a science-fiction show, still going and going from strength to strength,’ says the actor. “Steven will do something brilliant. He’ll do something grand or maybe something very simple but he’ll come to it as a fan. He’ll go, ‘What would I want to see?’”

‘Doctor Who’s seventh series, which also features the departure of companions and series regulars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, kicks off this fall.  The trailer is included below.

What say you?  Are you happy to have Smith staying on as The Doctor for at least a few more years, or would you rather see someone new in the role?  Give us your take on ‘Doctor Who’ series 7 in the comments below!

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