Matt Smith Already Quitting On Doctor Who?
When David Tennant left Doctor Who, it almost tore me apart. His final episode as The Doctor left me in a weepy wreck. Then, against all odds, they managed to find someone new to play The Doctor who was almost as good. I’m not going to try and tell you the current season of Doctor Who is even half as good as Tennant’s years in the Tardis, but blame that on writing and not Smith, who’s absolutely brilliant.
He’s only been at it for a single season and things are really just settling in. So of course he’s going to quit and put us through the misery of Tennant’s departure all over again. Maybe.
The Sun claims 27-year Smith plans to abandon the series after his second season as the character in pursuit of a film career. It should however be noted that this news comes from one of the most unreliable sources on the planet. That leaves plenty of room to believe this is completely untrue.
Besides, how well is that “leaving Doctor Who for a film career” working out for David Tennant? Not very well. And with all due respect to Matt Smith, Tennant had ten times the heat he’ll have if he leaves after only two seasons, one of which suffered from mediocre writing. It doesn’t seem logical.
But while we’re on the subject, what is it with the BBC and their inability to lock anyone up for a long term contract? Here in America we’ve managed to keep Steve Carell churning out episodes of The Office for nearly a decade, even though he already has a wildly successful film career and could probably make a lot more money if he left. In the UK, it’s a minor miracle if they manage to keep a Doctor for more than two seasons. Someone should introduce them to long term contracts. If we can’t have David Tennant, I don’t want Matt Smith going anywhere.