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Matt Smith, The 11th Doctor Who

eleventh_doctorMatt Smith has been tapped to replace David Tennant in 2010 as Doctor Who.

Lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat said "The Doctor is a very special part, and it takes a very special actor to play him. You need to be old and young at the same time, a boffin and an action hero, a cheeky schoolboy and the wise old man of the universe. As soon as Matt walked through the door and blew us away with a bold and brand new take on the Time Lord, we knew we had our man. 2010 is a long time away but rest assured the Eleventh Doctor is coming - and the universe has never been so safe."

The BBC posted an interview with Matt.

I am not sure how I feel about his casting.  He will be the youngest Doctor, replacing Peter Davison who is one of my favorite Doctors.  I trust Steven Moffat.  He has made a lot of great decisions about the series, and I trust that he will do what is best for the series.

(via BBC)

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DVD Releases: January 6th, 2009

  • Bsg40 Babylon A.D.:  This one is going on the rent list.  I want to see it but have concerns, read Exploring: Babylon A.D. for more.  The movie is about Toorop a mercenary in the future who takes the job of escorting a woman from Eastern Europe to New York. While he thinks this is just an ordinary mission, he gradually finds out that his guest is carrying an organism that has the potential to become the next Messiah — and everybody wants to get their hands on it. Theater or Renter: August 2008.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.0:  A continuation of the Sci Fi series.
  • Doctor Who: War Machines (Episode 27):  Last of the William Hartnell years.  The Doctor poses as a scientist in 1966 London to ferret out the source of evil and stumbles on the thinking computer WOTAN. Though poised to be linked with computers around the world to create an advanced computer network, WOTAN has its own plans: namely, to create a robot army to take over the world.
  • Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday (Episode 118):  From the Peter Davison years.  The good doctor and a trio of companions aboard a spaceship headed for Earth in the company of an ethnically diverse android crew and the frog-like alien Urbankans. With the Urbankan leader set on poisoning the planet's inhabitants so that he can repopulate it with his androids, it's up to the Doctor to find a way to avert disaster.
  • doctorwho4_2_doomsdayDuckman: Seasons Three and Four:  This show is vulgar and funny, not for the light of heart or easily offend able.  The animated show is about a private detective Duckman who returns for more comic misadventures with his partner, Cornfed.  Duckman lands himself in the nuthouse, starts a revolution in a third-world country, adopts rap star Coolio and buys a mail-order bride.  Definitely worth seeing.

    Vampire Fans

    I haven't had a chance to sink my teeth into these yet.  If you have seen them let me know: owner, renter, or don’t waste my time?

    • Kiss of the Vampire:  Sick of teleporting to the next town after leaving a trail of blood-drained bodies in his wake, vampire Alex Stone and his clan decide to stay awhile in sleepy Hamilton, Ohio, after he falls hard for one of the local lovelies But while Alex wants nothing more than to leave immortality behind, there are those in town who will do almost anything to gain what he's intent on giving up in this horror love story
    • Netherbeast Incorporated:  In this satire of corporate America, it's business as usual at the vampire-owned and -operated Netherbeast Inc. -- one of the world's largest phone makers -- until the boss contracts vampire Alzheimer's and starts hiring humans. Bodies soon begin to pile up in this office comedy based on the award-winning short The Netherbeast of Berm-Tech Industries, Inc. Darrell Hammond, Judd Nelson, Dave Foley, Jason Mewes and Robert Wagner co-star.

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A 9 Year old Moffat Clue?

Is this a glimpse of the future disguised as a past from the past?  9 years ago, Steven Moffat said:

"Although I loved Peter Davison and Paul McGann, probably the best two actors in the role, I don't think young, dashing Doctors are right at all. He should be 40-plus and weird-looking - the kind of wacky grandfather kids know on sight to be secretly one of them (Doctor Who - Online Magazine & Fan Site)."

Let's choose to ignore the Paul McGann thing, I agree about Peter Davison, and I would add Tom Baker to that list.  Since he in in charge of the series now, if Steven Moffat still believes this, it rules out all of the names who have been rumored to be the next Doctor Who.