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Old 22-03-2013, 00:30
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This pretty much confirms what we already knew http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/4854006/matt-smith-set-to-leave-doctor-who-at-christmas.html such a shame
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:33
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You believe what you read in the Sun?
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:37
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It's just like that time he was going to quit after series 6: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...Hollywood.html

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Old 22-03-2013, 00:39
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The article makes no sense:

"Matt refused to commit to a Doctor Who future beyond Christmas when interviewed on Jonathan Rossís show last week."

Well nothing has been commissioned yet following the Christmas special so how can Matt commit to it? How does someone commit to something that doesn't exist?

Besides, Moffat said in an interview recently that Matt would be the Doctor forever
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:44
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Matt said at the Apple store interview last week that he begins shooting series 8 in September
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:53
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I was just casually visiting The Sun site and found the news on the homepage! Speechless!
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:56
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Producer Marcus Wilson said on the Richard Bacon Radio Show last week, "We love Matt. We want to keep Matt as long as possible."
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Old 22-03-2013, 01:22
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So, in summary: it's unlikely to be true and isn't something we all knew anyway.
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Old 22-03-2013, 01:43
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I'll believe it when he personally or an official source confirms it. The sun always say 'insiders' or 'a source' which gives them an excuse to make stories up in leading up to the new episodes and grabs people's attention.

All that's been said is nothing's confirmed
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Old 22-03-2013, 02:34
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All that's been said is nothing's confirmed
To my mind The Sun comes off as an incredibly needy partner ó "You think my sister's really clever, don't you?" "Err, well..." "Oh, so you think my sister's stupid? Is that what you're saying?", etc
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Old 22-03-2013, 04:26
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Matt said at the Apple store interview last week that he begins shooting series 8 in September
I don't suppose you have a link for that? The summary below didn't say he had mentioned series 8. There is a video on you tube, but it has been edited to his comments on the 50th episode only.

who-natic.blogspot.com/2013/03/matt-smith-apple-store-talk-summary.html?m=1
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Old 22-03-2013, 04:29
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The article makes no sense:

"Matt refused to commit to a Doctor Who future beyond Christmas when interviewed on Jonathan Rossís show last week."

Well nothing has been commissioned yet following the Christmas special so how can Matt commit to it? How does someone commit to something that doesn't exist?

Besides, Moffat said in an interview recently that Matt would be the Doctor forever
To be fair, though, Jenna and Marcus Wilson confirmed that Jenna will be in series 8. So whether it exists or not, she committed to it.
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Old 22-03-2013, 06:16
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Oh please, please, please be true!

I have waited so long for this and maybe Dr Who Lite (AKA Dr Who Zero Gravitas) can get back it's old adult audience and still be suitable for the whole family. Basically the great drama that it became under Eccleston and Tennant.

So stunningly good, you forgot that it was Dr Who. Then Smith arrived...
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Old 22-03-2013, 06:58
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Oh please, please, please be true!

I have waited so long for this and maybe Dr Who Lite (AKA Dr Who Zero Gravitas) can get back it's old adult audience and still be suitable for the whole family. Basically the great drama that it became under Eccleston and Tennant.

So stunningly good, you forgot that it was Dr Who. Then Smith arrived...

As a matter of interest, which bits do you feel were for kids as opposed to the family and/or adults?
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:20
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This pretty much confirms what we already knew http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...christmas.html such a shame
can't see how that confirms anything whatsoever, tbh.
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:28
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the sun talk alot of rubbish,papers should be forced to reveal there so called 'sources'

i would think having a regen at christmas isn't on the cards for 1 reason..

it's christmas,it's about the happy doctor running around christmas tree's saying cheesy lines..the christmas episodes are a bit of fun not serious regeneration moments

i reckon he'll do half series 8 then go
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:56
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Great shame if its true - I've only just started to really enjoy Matt's Doctor, with Clara joining as the new companion.

And to be fair, it was also the Sun who broke the news the Christopher Ecclestone had quit.
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:57
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i would think having a regen at christmas isn't on the cards for 1 reason..

it's christmas,it's about the happy doctor running around christmas tree's saying cheesy lines..the christmas episodes are a bit of fun not serious regeneration moments

i reckon he'll do half series 8 then go
Well "The Christmas Invasion" episode was hardly happy cheesy. I think they'd do anything to be honest - the point of christmas is its a big event moment when everyone is sitting around the tv with a mince pie.

but i do agree. If his contract is up in november (sounds like their "source" obviously know their stuff) i'd guess he'd do whatever series 8 eps are filmed before then.
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:58
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Confirmed on daybreak
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:04
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Thank god for that IMO. When he joined I quit watching all together and have tried numerous amounts of times to warm to him, but I just couldn't. Clara looks like a good companion, hope they find a better replacement this time.

IMO I would like to see someone like Tom Hardy play the Dr.
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:14
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Thank god for that IMO. When he joined I quit watching all together and have tried numerous amounts of times to warm to him,
that seems like a very contradictory statement. Can't have tried very hard to warm to him if you quit watching altogether when he joined....
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:21
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Confirmed on daybreak
Daybreak also 'confirmed' The Eleven Doctors anniversary special, because they read it somewhere else. Did they quote any new sources, or just The Sun?
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:36
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Yet again he's denied it.
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:48
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Yet again he's denied it.
He's refused to confirm it. There is a difference!

'Doctor Who': BBC plays down Matt Smith Christmas departure reports

. . . the BBC said in a statement: "Sorry folks, but even we don't know what's going to happen at Christmas. It's not been written yet!

"But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday."
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:53
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I would be happy if he moved on soon.


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013...n_2930028.html
Matt - who will begin filming the 50th anniversary episode next month - is understood to not want to renew his contract, which expires in November, so he can focus on cracking Hollywood.

Speaking on Jonathan Ross's show last week, Matt said: ďI am very happy doing ['Doctor Who']. I do the anniversary special, then the Christmas special. At the moment itís 2013 and we will see what 2014 holds.Ē

Matt's star has continued to rise since signing up to play the Time Lord in 2009 for £200,000 a year. It is thought he now earns five times that amount.

He has just finished filming 'How To Catch A Monster' with Ryan Gosling, which is due for release next year and also has his eye on a role in the next James Bond film.

ďIím not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain though," he told The Sun. "Start campaigning now. I donít think I could be James Bond though.Ē

Last night, the BBC said in a statement: ďSorry folks but even we donít know whatís going to happen at Christmas. Itís not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday.Ē
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