Matt Smith Confirms He’s in DOCTOR WHO 2013 Christmas Special

mattfutureWhatever fireworks the special story celebrating the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO may have to offer, the golden light of regeneration will not be among them — because Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor is going nowhere anytime soon.

While he did not go as far as Jenna-Louise Coleman and commit to the eighth season, Matt appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show this week and, when asked about his future as the Time Lord, responded thusly:

“I’ve got to be diplomatic…because if I give the whole game away I’ll be screwed. The thing is with Who, you’ll understand this more when you’ve watched it. 

“I go and I do the anniversary special, then I go away for a bit [to shoot a movie in Hollywood], and then I come back and do the Christmas special. It’s one of those jobs that you have to take year by year; it’s 10 months a year; it’s all-consuming.

So I don’t think you can plan five or six years ahead, or even two years ahead. It’s a year by year thing, and at the moment it’s 2013, and we’ll see what 2014 holds.”

So there you have it, straight from Matt’s lips: He’s committed to doing the Christmas special!
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DOCTOR WHO’s Latest “Movie-Style” Posters

Here we have the “movie-style” posters for the second half of series seven, which kicks off March 30.

You will recall that show-runner Steven Moffat’s remit for this season was to make each story feel like a widescreen movie — to which end the first half of the season featured episode-specific posters that felt like they belonged in a cinema. And now, the… er, first part of the second half of the seventh season gets the same treatment.

I think my favorite is the one for “Cold War,” though it could have been “The Rings of Akhaten” is the typeface were more like Raiders of the Lost Ark, of which this poster reminds me. I also cannot help noticing that “The Hider in the House” has been renamed again, this time to simply “Hide.” Well, it’s still better than “Phantoms of the Hex.”