Interviewed after half an hour of building up the Eleventh Doctor, I was underwhelmed by Matt Smith. His two defining features seemed to be his youth and the fact his hair looks a bit like David Tennant’s.
Tennant is my favourite Doctor so it’s been very sad to think we won’t be seeing him in new episodes after this year. His extraordinary performance that built on those of his nine predecessors have made his fanboyish enthusiasm for the show particularly charming. That’s something that Smith, who wasn’t born until well after Tom Baker regenerated into Peter Davison, is unlikely to have. But after viewing one episode of Party Animals Matt Smith just is the Doctor. He may be young, but he looks ageless, and alien; though I shall miss Ten, for the first time I’m looking forward to the Next Doctor.