The outgoing 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, talked to Wizard World Comic Con, according to DoctorWhoTV, and talked about his favorite time on DOCTOR WHO.
“For me, the best storytelling was in series five. It had great adventure and great clarity and I loved that whole idea about the Pandorica and the Big Bang. It was the one I connected with most. Looking back I think some of my best work was in my first series because I was actually taking real risks and that was a real moment.”
Matt was also partial to the speeches his Doctor got to make in series five, citing his favorite: “I think it has to be when I talking to the spaceships in ‘The Pandorica Opens.’”
When asked about series six, Matt said:
“I think in terms of revelations, River being Amy’s daughter was a bit ‘What the hell?!’”
I have to agree with him there; the River reveal was a bit out there — no matter how much groundwork was laid. I think my biggest problem with River’s parentage was/is that I don’t believe that’s what Steven Moffat had in mind when he came up with the character. I cannot believe that he said to himself, “This River gal will some day turn out to be not only the Doctor’s wife, but the daughter of a couple of his future companions!”
The Grand Moff may be a master planner — see Amy’s arc — but I doubt he’s that good!