Here’s the first official photo of Matt Smith in the costume he will be wearing to play the 11th Doctor on the British Sci-Fi series Doctor Who, seated next to his companion played by Karen Gillan. Gillan’s character’s name was also revealed … “Amy Pond.”
Digging the bow-tie! What does everyone else think?
And in a press release, posted around the same time as the photo, series showrunner Steven Moffatt has this to say:
And here it is, the big moment – the new Doctor, and his new best friend.
And here’s me, with the job I wanted since I was seven. 40 years to here! If I could go back in time and tell that little boy that one day all this would happen, he’d scream, call for his mum, and I’d be talking to you now from a prison cell in 1969. So probably best not then.
Matt and Karen are going to be incredible, and Doctor Who is going to come alive on Saturday nights in a whole new way – and best of all, somewhere out there, a seven-year-old is going to see them, fall in love, and start making a 40-year plan…
Sounds great. Are you as excited as Moffat? Leave a comment and let us know.
Update: Here’s another picture of Matt and Karen, this time by the Tardis. The Tardis has also had a bit of a revamp, note the white paint on the windows, and the round St. Johns symbol on the door. These are nods to the Tardis’ appearance during the sixties:
Update II: See more photos here. These photos reveal a casting spoiler. So only click if you don’t mind learning a bit of interesting casting news.
Update III: Another couple of photos:
Check out the trailer for Doctor Who Series 5 here.