New hairdo for shorn Who
DEPARTING Doctor Who star Matt Smith is intrigued to find out how the sci-fi series’ creator Steven Moffat will deal with his missing hair. The British actor shaved off his famous TV hairstyle and now sports a tidy crop, and he’s encouraging Moffat to devise a plotline that explains his new look. The coif will be there for the finale in some way, shape, or form, but I think it could be quite funny to have the bald hair. I think you could have, like, that Macaulay Culkin scene in Home Alone when he, like, slaps on the aftershave – I think the Doctor could sort of wake up and be like, ‘Ah!’,’’ he says. ‘‘I’m sure Steven will come up with something. He’ll come up with something clever.’’ Smith will hand over the keys to Doctor Who’s Tardis after starring in the next Christmas special. Doctor Who airs in Australia on the ABC, with encores of various series playing on UK-TV and SF Channel. In other Doctor Who news, Antipodean writer Neil Cross will return to write at least one episode of Doctor Who for new Time Lord Capaldi. Cross, who penned series seven’s The Rings Of Akhaten and Hide tells Stuff.co.nz: ‘‘I am going back. I have got story ideas tucked away, but if I told you about them I would have to kill you. There’s a whole bunch of stuff I want to do. (Executive producer) Steven (Moffat) is clearly very busy with the 50th anniversary special and Christmas special (for now).’’
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