“I’m going to need a SWAT team, ready to mobilise. Street level maps covering all of Florida. A pot of coffee, twelve Jammie Dodgers and a fez.”
Amidst the laser volleys, explosions, temporal anomalies, squawking communicators and bleeping computer panels, a gaunt figure strolls into view. With a slight pause to lift the head, extending his lithe frame to full height, and an adjustment to a tightly bound bow tie, the Eleventh Doctor can either quell the chaos around him with a speech that builds in intensity until it quiets all else, or become a supernova of mad energy that eclipses anything else in the vicinity.
This is the sort of performance we have come to know, respect, and admire from Matt Smith, the most recent of our esteemed actors to complete his tenure as Doctor. From the frictionless shoes that sent him skidding across — well, everything — to the rousing speeches that commanded our attention and evoked the strongest emotional responses, we pay tribute to his body of work, and highlight particular episodes and scenes that we feel epitomize his “mad man with a box” representation of the titular character. Geronimo, indeed…
- Eleventh Hour
- The Doctor’s Wife
- A Good Man Goes to War