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Old May 7 2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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Matt Smith confirmed for series 8

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Old May 7 2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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Is Series 8 confirmed?

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Old May 7 2013, 01:22 AM   #3
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Great. Now we can immediately start rumors there will be a new Doctor for Series 9.
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Old May 7 2013, 01:23 AM   #4
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Re: Matt Smith confirmed for series 8

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Is Series 8 confirmed?

No.
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Old May 7 2013, 01:34 AM   #5
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Matt Smith confirmed for season 8, which means we shouldn't expect another Doctor anytime before 2017.
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Old May 7 2013, 02:22 AM   #6
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Nope.

That was somebody with a lack of reading comprehension who just came across a story on IO9 from March. In addition the reporting of that story on Combom was, as was noted at the time, wrong as what he actually said over a month ago was that he'd be around for another year, ie this year, not for another series next year.
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Old May 7 2013, 02:39 AM   #7
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Nope.

That was somebody with a lack of reading comprehension who just came across a story on IO9 from March. In addition the reporting of that story on Combom was, as was noted at the time, wrong as what he actually said over a month ago was that he'd be around for another year, ie this year, not for another series next year.
Bugger. This is what I get for posting at 2am when I can barely keep my stinging eyes open...
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Old May 7 2013, 12:46 PM   #8
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Does that mean Smith is now in the run for longest lasting Doctor?
In what categories does he have a shot?

longest real life time span?

longest in universe lifetime?

Most individual stories?

longest total screen time?

Highest numbers of series...es?
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Old May 7 2013, 12:55 PM   #9
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Does that mean Smith is now in the run for longest lasting Doctor?
Given that there's still no REAL indication that he'll be there past Christmas, I'd give that one a No.
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Old May 7 2013, 02:26 PM   #10
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Re: Matt Smith confirmed for series 8

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Does that mean Smith is now in the run for longest lasting Doctor?
Both Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann have nine years.

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Old May 7 2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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Most individual stories?

longest total screen time?
IMO, these are the only two that matter.

Longest real life span would put Sylvester McCoy as the winner.
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Old May 7 2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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Does that mean Smith is now in the run for longest lasting Doctor?
Both Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann have nine years.

SM - 1987 --> 1996
PM - 1996 --> 2005
I find that such a curious way of looking at tenure. Like Adam West was Batman from 1966-1989 or William Shatner played Kirk from 1966-2009. Of course, Who fans treat the show as if it's been airing continuously since its inception.
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Old May 7 2013, 02:58 PM   #13
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longest in universe lifetime?
Assuming no pre-Hartnell Doctors, Hartnell would be the longest living Doctor. Assuming "Rose" is a post-regeneration story, Eccleston would be the shortest living Doctor.

Smith would be in the top three, thanks to the two hundred years for his Doctor between seasons five and six. Davison and Tennant are in the bottom three.
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Old May 7 2013, 02:59 PM   #14
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There's a couple of ways of looking at which actor has had the longest tenure as the Doctor.

As far as actual screen time, there's really no contest--Tom Baker.

Longest time "holding" the role--pretty much a tie between Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann.
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Old May 7 2013, 03:00 PM   #15
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Matt (as he's said himself several times) wants to make it in America. And as he'll know the only way to do that is to stay over there. (It's already working for Karen and I believe Arthur's just headed over too.) Making one film and then taking yourself out of consideration for another nine months won't cut it. He'll also know that while he's cetainly not any sort of household name over there, at the moment his star would certainly be rising with the people who can actually cast him.

That's why I think he'll be back in the UK in September for a month and then gone for good.
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