As the closing credits rolled for Doctor Who’s Christmas Day episode, it brought an end to Matt Smith’s three-series stint on the critically acclaimed BBC show. The Wednesday night’s installment titled “The Time of the Doctor” was the last time the 31-year-old actor was seen playing the protagonist on the sci-fi series.
Peter Capaldi has already been chosen as the next incarnation of the Time Lord, meaning it is time we put a cursory glance on how Smith fared, and what the fans should expect in future, now that the Twelfth Doctor has taken his place on hotseat.
The high point of Smith’s spell came in 2011 when his portrayal of The Doctor got him a BAFTA Award nomination for the Best Actor – a first for the series that began exactly half a century ago in 1963. The Northampton-born actor took the program to new heights, the likes of which his predecessors never managed. At least not in the post-2005 revival.
Maintaining the same level could prove to be a tall order for Capaldi. Not because he doesn’t have the acting chops, but because at 55, he could prove to be a tad overage for the taste the Whovians have developed in the past few years. After all, Smith did spoil the fans with his dishy looks.
To see how the Whovians reacted on Twitter following Smith’s final appearance on Doctor Who, just scroll a bit down below:
Just watched Dr Who, and I thought it was quite a beautiful end to Matt Smith's time. Also, Peter Capaldi is going to be totally badass.— Zaby BL (@Zaby_BL) December 26, 2013
Well I must say that was awesome! Bye bye Matt Smith and Hello Peter Capaldi! Looking forward to seeing how you do with the Doctor!— Melissa de Wit (@YoungViolinist2) December 26, 2013