Matt Smith on Doctor Who: "the best storytelling was in series 5"

News Simon Brew 16 Apr 2014 - 07:17

Matt Smith has been looking back at his Doctor Who years, and has picked his favourite series from his run...

Matt Smith appeared at the Wizard World Comic Con over the weekend, and was talking about his work in Doctor Who. In particular, he was quizzed as to what era was his favourite from his time on the show.

"For me, the best storytelling was in series five", Smith said. "It had great adventure and great clarity, and I loved the whole idea about the Pandorica and the Big Bang. It was the one I connected with most".

Smith continued, admitting that "looking back, I think some of my best work was in my first series, because I was actually taking real risks and that was a real moment". And his favourite speech? "I think it has to be when I was talking to the spaceships in The Pandorica Opens", he said.

As for the twistier series six? "I think in terms of revelations, River being Amy's daughter was a bit 'what the hell!'", Smith added.

Matt Smith, of course, departed the TARDIS last Christmas. Expect him to start having to field questions as to when he's returning shortly...

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Toby Whithouse sucks for Doctor who. Only good episode he wrote was School reunion.

Yeah. Series 5 was definitely his best series. The pandorica opens/The big bang has to be one of my favorite doctor who stories ever. Only 2 episodes I didn't like were The beast below and the ******abysmal Vampires of Venice.

Agreed. Series 5 was really good, but after that Moffat was obviously replaced by a clone who can't write story arcs.

Except in series 5.

Oh well. At least his era ended on a high with Day and Time of the doctor. Both of those were much better than series 6 and 7 combined.

I largely agree - except "Victory of the Daleks".

I'd like if Moffat become more of an 'over-seer', in the Hinchcliffe/Letts mould, contributing maybe a couple of episodes a year. Is it simply coincidence that Moffat wrote some of the best scripts in the RTD era whilst being restricted to ONE STORY a year? Personally I feel he's ruined some of his best ideas by overdoing them so so much. Weeping Angels, River Song and ludicrous story arcs!
Of course, he can still deliver with the wonderful Night of the Doctor and the fabby 50th anniversary story,only to bungle Matt's final ep (for the most part) AND I still say GET RID of the magic bloody wand sonic screwdriver!!!! I'm with Chris Bidmead on that. It's just an excuse for lazy writing.

Being Human was class from start to finish... and if a script doesn't work it isn't always the writer's fault.

Forget my previous comments. I've been re-watching Matt's episodes recently, and in my opinion, series 6 was his best, closely followed by 5.

Steven Moffat is a great show runner in my opinion.

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