Doctor Who: 4 Best (Forgotten) Matt Smith Speeches
4. George sent a message.
"Im not just a professional. Im the Doctor. Ive come a long way to get here. George sent a message, a distress call. Whatevers in that cupboard is so terrifying, so powerful, that it amplified the fears of a little boy across all the barriers of time and space. Through crimson stars and silent stars and tumbling nebulas like oceans set on fire. Through empires of glass and civilizations of pure thoughtand a whole terrible wonderful universe of impossibilities. You see these eyes? Theyre old eyes. And one thing I can tell you, Alex: Monsters are real." Firstly, this speech is wonderful because its great writing. There are great descriptions of the wonders of the universe scattered through Doctor Who, and this is one of the best. I get chills its so beautifully written. The Eleventh Doctor delivers this speech to a man he will never meet again, trying to impress upon him the gravity of the situation. Its a beautiful but difficult and rather mad speech, which in the hands of another actor would have come off as corny or silly. But Matt Smith pumps it out without pausing for breath, and when he says his eyes are old, we believe it.
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