Like I’ve mentioned before I’m a huge fan of “Doctor Who.” So when they announced that someone two years younger than me will be taking over the role from David Tennant, I was curiously cautious. I found this story via “Phonogram” artist Jamie McKelvie, who twittered the BBC News story that included the above photograph.
Matt Smith, the new Doctor, will be the 11th Doctor and the first image of him left me grimacing slightly. I think it had something to do with his reject-from-Flock of Seagulls-haircut, but considering new “Doctor Who” head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat rejected writing the Tintin script for Steven Spielberg for this show, I kind of trusted him in that “Are you INSANE?!” way. That whole situation gave me a “harumph” moment, because clearly it shows his commitment to the show and also the state of his sanity.
I don’t know why this is a big deal, but since the new series started five years ago people have made a big deal out of what the Doctor wears. I remember the number of stories that came out when the first image of David Tennant came out commenting on his nerdy style with glasses, long coat, skinny tie and Converses.
This just kind of looks like they’re moving backward with the outfits rather than forward. The outfit looks more like something William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton (the first two Doctors) would have worn. And, honestly, the picture just kind of exudes this sense that Smith is dressing up in his parent’s clothes. In a similar manner to that dude who plays Chuck Bass on “Gossip Girl” looks ridiculously embarrassed in pretty much everything he wears like he’s dressing in a style that he himself wouldn’t be caught dead in.