Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Easter Weekend Sketchbook…

Watched the Easter episode of Doctor Who on the BBC iPlayer over the weekend. First off, I think the new Doctor is excellent. My first fear when they announced Matt Smith ‘Woa… he's far too young’, a fear soon put to rest when it became obvious that he loves the role.

At first glance he does have those 21st Century good looks, chiselled features and lots of hair, that’s all it takes to be beautiful by today's standards. There is something else going on though, his proportions are a little too exaggerated, a little too much energy which is perhaps just right for someone playing the otherworldly Time Lord character.

The story was a bit better than average from Steven Moffat and the SFX still reassuringly cheap in places. The redesign of certain Dr Who elements like the Sonic Screwdriver and the TARDIS interior were nice touches too. Easter Eggs all round then.

1 comment:

mike said...

I agree about Matt Smith. Like Tom Baker, he looks genuinely eccentric rather than someone acting eccentric. Or maybe that's just very good acting!