July 21st, 2009


Does He Also Sparkle In the Sun?

I must admit to the fact that this image of Matt Smith, the new actor to play the Doctor starting in 2010, and Karen Gillian, who plays his new companion Amy Pond, fills me with dread.

It looks like Doctor Who by way of Stephenie Meyer. Or what would happen if The CW decided to remake the franchise.

I hate the bow tie. HATE it. It's a mistake of Colin Baker-level costuming proportions and makes Smith look like he belongs to his school's chess club. In 1948.

Gillian is adorable, and I would love to be introduced...to her mother.

Together they look like they're hanging out behind the gym, waiting for the bell to ring so they can go to Trig class.

The only thing that gives me a glimmer of hope for the new season and beyond is that Steven Moffat's in charge, and he seems to know what he's doing when it comes to Who. If anyone can make this work, it's him. But still, I can't help feeling I'm being "aged out" of my favorite show.

I guess forty-year-olds don't buy as much merchandising as the young 'uns do.