Monday, 20 July 2009

Look who's started filming!: Matt Smith in costume as the Doctor...

Here we go again...

If you're visiting this blog you'll be aware that a new era of Dr Who has finally begun today as the new actor to play the redoubtable Doctor, Matt Smith, has begun his first stint filming tfor the upcoming fifth series, due in screen in March 2010. After much speculation over his costume, with many fans fearing some sort of urban, street rig-out of hoodie, T-shirt and jeans, the actual ensemble has turned out to be something of a chic and rather stylish throwback to the earlier days of the Doctor. The new Time Lord will be togged out in a tweed jacket complete with leather elbow pads, blue-black trousers slightly rolled up, black boots and blue shirt all topped off with a bow tie. The show's costume designers seem to have done it again and although Stuff's not too sure about the bowtie, the new look combines a fashionable retro look with a dash of a young Indiana Jones and a very definite and essential helping of 'old man in young man's body' which was pretty much vital with the part now being played by a visibly much younger actor than we've had before. Also on set today (the location, curiously, being Southerndown Bay outside Cardiff, previously used to create 'Bad Wolf Bay' where the Doctor has now bid two fond farewells to Rose Tyler) is actress Karen Gillan as Amy Bond, the new Doctor's new travelling companion. Even more intriguingly, actress Alex Kingston (who played the Doctor's future paramour in season four's 'Silence in the Library') has also been seen at the location today as the show trundles into production for another batch of thirteen episodes due on screen next Spring.

So here's the new man, his new girl and, it appears, his new TARDIS...




So what do we think?? Impressed by the new Time Lord gear for Dr Who? Is it what you expected? Is it what you want? Would you be seen dead looking like Dr Who? Tell Stuff what you think about the series as it moves towards its fifth full series. What do you think of the new chunky TARDIS? How's Karen Gillen looking for you? Share your hopes and fears and idle thoughts about the eleventh Doctor and leave a comment or two! Let's talk!

3 comments:

Sunshine Superman said...

Interesting look - I think, on the whole, I like it. I could believe this was Hartnell as a younger man, which is more than I can say for most of the others. Can't wait to see him lift up and hug Sarah Jane again, without getting a hernia... what would Rose and Martha think?

I shall miss Doctor Ten though.

cameron said...

I think the costume is a grower. I wasn't sure to begin with but quite like it now. It's just a shame the first shot wasn't an official promo shot like we had with David's costume. And I really wanted a long coat too.

Paul Mount said...

Yes, I'd have liked one of those dramatic 'posed' publicity pics but I suppose we'll get all that nearer to transmission of the series. I have to say I'm really liking the 'look' of the new Doctor and I'm so pleased they didn't dress him up like some indie kid or hoodie just because we've got a younger actor. Matt looks like what he is supposed to be - an old man in a young body and I love the fact the costume will likely play against the expectations of both the audience and the people he meets as he goes about his travels.