Overview: The Matt Smith Era (2010-2013)

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In 2010, Russell T. Davies stepped down as show-runner, but not before handing the reins to his protégé Steven Moffatt. Moffatt had already proven his worth with stories like “The Empty Child”, “The Girl in The Fireplace”, and “Blink”, all of which were award-winners and fan-favorites. But could Moffatt do just as good as Davies, along with his new Doctor, Matt Smith?

About Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the youngest actor to ever portray the Doctor. He initially wanted to play pro football, but a diagnosis of spondololysis forced him to change his mind. He began his career with several stage plays in 2003. His first TV role was in 2007 on the TV series Party Animals.

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things or make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things”–“Vincent and the Doctor”

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Eleventh: Nightmare in Silver

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Writer: Neil Gaiman

Director: Stephen Wolfenden

Producers: Marcuse Wilson and Denise Paul

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 7, episode 12

Summary: When Clara is discovered by the children she’s babysitting, the Docto takes them to Webley’s World of Wonders, an outer space amusement park The owner has remains of the Cybermen and a midget named Porridge. But they discover the Cybermen are not scrapped remains. They are very much alive and have taken the children hostage. They infect the Doctor with Cyber-mites, nanites that threaten to turn him over to their side.

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Eleventh Doctor: The Bells of St. John

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Writer: Steven Moffatt

Director: Colin McCarthy

Producer: Denise Paul

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 7, ep 6

Summary: The Doctor gets a phone call from the TARDIS from the present-day version of Clara. She is babysitting and using the Wi-Fi. This is a plot by the Great Intelligence to trap people in the Internet.

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Eleventh Doctor: The Angels Take Manhattan

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Writer: Steven Moffatt

Director: Nick Hurran

Producer: Marcus Wilson

Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), River Song (Alex Kingston)

Series: 7, episode 5

Summary: The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River Song are in New York City investigating time distortions. The Doctor is taking time out to read a book by Melody Malone and rips out the last page, telling Amy “I don’t like endings.” He is shocked when he discovers that whatever happens in the story happens to them. To make matters worse, Weeping Angels have overrun New York City, hoping to trap them and everyone else. Because of the book, this is now a fixed point. And once again, the Doctor will have to say goodbye.

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Eleventh Doctor: The Power of Three

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Writer: Chris Chibnall

Producer: Marcus Wilson

Director: Douglas McKinnon

Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), Kate Stewart (Jenna Redgrave)

Series: 7, ep. 4

Summary: Small cubes are popping up all over the world. UNIT is alerted, and the Doctor meets Kate Stewart, the daughter of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The Doctor is curious about the cubes and waits for them to act, but it takes a very long time, causing him to actually stay for a whole year. The cubes eventually start doing random things, sometimes dangerous things like cutting people. He eventually learns that they are an alien invasion.

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