5 Reasons Why We'll Miss Matt Smith as 'Doctor Who'
In preparation for his departure from “Doctor Who” following December's Christmas special, BBC1 posted a video of star Matt Smith today (watch it above) saying his goodbyes to the people who made his time as the Doctor possible.
In it, he extends his heartfelt thanks to everyone from co-star Karen Gillan to executive producer Steven Moffat and (last, but certainly not least) the fans.
But perhaps more saddening than Smith’s departing words is the knowledge that come wintertime, we will have lost the Eleventh Doctor, the Time Lord who captured our hearts and our funny bones with his new and inconceivably wonderful version of a character the world has known and loved for decades.
So as we wave goodbye to the Eleventh, still hopeful that his last couple of episodes will live up to his already impressive legacy, we’re eager to share just a few of the many reasons we will miss Matt Smith as The Doctor.
1. The Ensemble
Ever since that first moment when he popped out of the TARDIS, revealing his new self to the young Amelia Pond, we were hooked on this new, young version of The Doctor. He may still not be ginger, but he captured our hearts with suspenders and a bowtie.
2. The Catchphrases
The Doctor is known for his catchphrases. The Eleventh, however, can be characterized by quite a few. He did not simply reuse the quintessential “Run!” that is so often uttered by previous incarnations. So in three years, his words have stuck to the Who fandom like a beetle stuck to Donna Noble’s back.