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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!

Comments

cryptoxin
Jan. 3rd, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Wenger's soundbite -- "It was abundantly clear that he had that 'Doctor-ness' about him," he said. "You are either the Doctor or you are not." -- certainly has a rather unpleasant resonance in the context of what will be construed as a decision against casting a black actor as the Doctor.
infinitemonkeys
Jan. 3rd, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
I know. Good lord.

I do think that most of their grievous errors in that department are due to not thinking enough, so I am inclined to cut him a break on that one, but on the other hand, if people point out enough failure, shouldn't you employ someone to make sure the failure doesn't continue?
cryptoxin
Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
I like to think on the basis of absolutely nothing that Paterson Joseph was indeed their first choice, but they couldn't get him to commit to more than one series of Who -- but it is disappointing.
kirbyfest
Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
I am choosing to think that PJ turned them down. Also, they really do need someone who can/will stay for several seasons-- assuming they want him to stay-- and someone younger and unknown is a much safer bet.

I have no opinion, outside the "darn! another white dude!" reaction.