Friday, August 12, 2011

'Doctor Who:' The best of Matt Smith

The best of The Doctor continues with "The best of Matt Smith."

Following David Tennant was a near impossible feat, however Smith managed to charm fans instantly with a young fresh take on The Doctor. In one and a half seasons he's already established himself as more than capable of carrying on tradition of "the mad man in a box."

It was extremely difficult to narrow his best moments down to five, so feel free to let me know what I missed in the comments.

1. "Hello, I'm The Doctor" in "The Eleventh Hour"
With a nod to history, Smith faces his first alien nemesis, saves the world in 20 minutes with no TARDIS or sonic screwdriver and made fans immediately fall in love with him.

2. Defeating the Silence in "Day of the Moon"
Only The Doctor could trick an enemy into inciting its own demise for decades and flirt at the same time. Smith brings a charm and sexiness to the character that wasn't there before.

3. Confronting all his enemies in "The Pandorica Opens"
No one competes with The Doctor in a crisis. This was never more true than when he is outnumbered and has nothing to lose. This moment is on par with battle speeches from "Henry V" and "Braveheart."

4. The Star Whale in "The Beast Below"
As much as The Doctor loves Humans, he sort of hates them at the same time. Here he has to decide between a beautiful, extinct creature and a ship full of people. In his second episode, Smith displayed the contempt the Eleventh Doctor sometimes has for Humans.

5. The Doctor and his TARDIS in "The Doctor's Wife"
As much as The Doctor loves his companions, at the end of the day, he's a boy and his box. "The Doctor's Wife," written by the awesome Neil Gaiman, finally gave him a chance to talk to the TARDIS, his best friend and lifetime companion.

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