I could tell you easily that Doctor Who trumps vampires any day of the week. The Doctor travels through time and space in a cool blue box called the TARDIS. Edward Cullen is earth-bound in a silver Volvo... well an Aston Martin would turn my head, however, it still can't take me to the stars and beyond.
I remember all the hoopla concerning the casting of Edward Cullen, and bless him, Robert Pattinson didn't deserve the lashing he got just after his casting was announced. I hadn't read the books then, so I didn't understand the obsession. Now that I have, I still think he's a good choice.
Now then, the brilliance of Doctor Who is that if the Doctor is mortally injured, he regenerates into a new person. This is quite possibly the top most ingeniously brilliant plot device ever constructed (Sorry Shakespeare). It allowed the original Doctor Who series to broadcast for 26 years with 7 Doctors.
My first and most favorite Doctor is David Tennant. His Doctor was quick witted and had the best one-liners. I knew that one day the dream would end and he'd hand over the keys to the TARDIS, but I thought it was still a few years off. Nope! He made the announcement back in the fall that 2009 was his last year as our beloved Doctor. Big shoes have been left by a brilliant man.
Wondering who would fill those shoes has left me a bit nervous. Who would I like to see as the Doctor? John Simm would have been great, had he not played the Master a couple years back. David Morrisey would be awesome, but he just played in the last Christmas special. Rupert Penry-Jones and Richard Armitage would both be hothothot... maybe too attractive to be our beloved Timelord. Jonas Armstrong is too busy being Robin Hood. David Bowie? Too much awesomeness in combining glamrock god with Timelord... heads might explode. Hugh Laurie? He's already playing a doctor somewhere else (lol).
Well, today was the day the drumroll ended. The Whoniverse collectively gasped in anticipation..... Whovians sat perched on the edge of their seats, both fearful and ecstatic for the name of the 11th Doctor.
The youngest actor to ever play the Doctor at 26, Matt is a relatively unknown actor. But I gave the lad the once over on the BBC news page. He's got the personality and the quirky looks. While I'm not familiar with his resume, I'd say he's got a good chance. And with Stephen Moffat at the helm, there are sure to be top notch stories for Matt to cut his teeth on.
Good luck, Matt Smith! Looking forward to travelling time and space with you.