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Never, in all my born days have I ever seen such shameless flirting with the truth, showing the truth's ankles, shaking the truth's knockers in the audience's face and all the while not showing the truth's face. Oh you Cardiff people!

I am not offended with you doing all the ridiculous teasing if you don't mind me taking a frying pan to your heads. You wee scamps!

Ha! Someone pre-edited Wikipedia.

http://www.wikirage.com/wiki/Matt_Smith_(British_actor)/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/partyanimals/interview_matt_smith.shtml

Meh. Could be worse. Missed opportunity. I have now crossed that very unfortunate bar of having a Doctor be played by an actor younger than me. OTOH, so has most of the LJ population

Am off to the pub with J now where I will talk about none of this malarkey
ETA Goddammit, J can't be arsed to go out because she has a cold. Am watching John Adams and feeling very grumpy.

ETA II. After commenting to cofax7, I have decided to displace my negative feelings -- which are minimal, to be honest, except disappointment that they weren't remotely brave, daring or exciting in their casting choice -- onto Piers Wenger. Not that I have any reason to dislike him, but I don't want to dislike Eleven's actor nor do I wish to dislike Moff, since that seems to be the fashionable thing to do. Sod fashion. So... I do not like Piers Wenger. I do not like his name and I do not like his stupid arseface or his haircut. It offends me. I am displacing my (minimal) arseyness onto him. Yay!

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muridae_x
Jan. 3rd, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
It was pretty much guaranteed from the moment that the word "young" slipped their lips. Well, that and the way the bookies' numbers were going.

I think it'll be interesting. Not the way I'd have gone, but he's got some decent theatre credits as well as TV to back him up, and he looks reassuringly older and more serious on screen than in front of the interview camera. I do begin to wonder though whether previous members of the cast of The History Boys are attempting to take over the universe.
infinitemonkeys
Jan. 3rd, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
It would appear to be so, what with Tovey and Corden et al. I have no problems with the actor aside from him being frighteningly young. I do fear the endless shipwars that are coming. And the pics of Matt Smith and Billie Piper that will be photoshopped and, well, you know how that goes.

I think we're probably getting a Doctor/Companion screwball comedy relationship a la Spike and Lynda. Moff likes writing those. Powerful older women antagonists. Wacky boy sidekicks. That's what I'd be putting my cash on.

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veejane
Jan. 3rd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
There are certain categories of people not allowed to be younger than me. James Bond, for instance. I think the Doctor falls into that category as well. (For one thing, in the US, he's hardly old enough to qualify as a medical doctor! And would still have years of internship crap ahead of him!)

Also, I think that certain people, notably people with the last name of Smith, should be required to give their children interesting first names. His parents should pay a fine for the mere fact that he is the 11th of his name -- 11th! -- on IMDB.
tzikeh
Jan. 3rd, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
There are certain categories of people not allowed to be younger than me.

I'm only seven years younger than THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

This is Not On.
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cofax7
Jan. 3rd, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised at how disappointed I am that they gave the role to yet another white guy.

I guess I'd let my optimism overwhelm my cynicism.

A black guy can be President, but not the Doctor.

lizlet
Jan. 3rd, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think I realize how much I wanted it to be Paterson Joseph until it wasn't. WHY CAN'T IT BE PATERSON JOSEPH WHYYYYYYY?
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curiouswombat
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
They seem to get younger every time. Won't take many more, at this rate, for them to be younger than my daughter...
infinitemonkeys
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Such is life. It's like police officers and footballers *g*
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infinitemonkeys
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was really hoping for Paterson Joseph too.

Oh, I know about the freaking out. I am the school year below Tennant, so it's the first one for me that's been younger too but I've been expecting it.
omphalos
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I have now crossed that very unfortunate bar of having a Doctor be played by an actor younger than me.

Tennant was mine. Hell, even CE is just a few months older. *is ancient*

Still, I'm happy with the casting. :)
infinitemonkeys
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm in the "could be worse" camp, though I wish they'd been a bit more courageous in their casting. This is the Pattinson demographic they're going for, I think.
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kirbyfest
Jan. 3rd, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
I just went and found a picture.

Holy shit, he looks twelve.
infinitemonkeys
Jan. 3rd, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! He looks a bit older when he's acting but still. I KNOW!
violetisblue
Jan. 3rd, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
I like Piers Wenger's name because you can change it to "Prick Wanker" so easily, and people will. Yes, I'm eight years old.
kirbyfest
Jan. 3rd, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I had figured out the "Prick" part, but couldn't come up with an insulting last name. Problem now solved. ;)
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parthenia14
Jan. 4th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
I'm amused by all the 'OMG he's younger than I am!!' commnets. Welcome to my world. oh LJ-peeps.

In other news: I went to see Hamlet tonight and it was DAVID TENNANT after all!!! EE!!!

ER. Yes.

Matt Smith looks a little odd, but I'll live with it.
infinitemonkeys
Jan. 4th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
YOU. JAMMY. FUCKER.

That is all.

*g*
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legionseagle
Jan. 4th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Was it just me or did both RTD and Piers Wenger look as if they were nursing monster hangovers on Confidential?
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