First Look At Matt Smith As The Next 'Doctor Who'

First Look At Matt Smith As The Next ‘Doctor Who’

matt-smith-dr-who1With the ending of last year also came the end of an era for fans of the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. January 1st was the second half of the season 4 finale, in which David Tennant hung up his trenchcoat and sonic screwdriver to make way for the next actor to take on the titular role.

Though the end of the episode meant that Tennant and showrunner Russel T. Davies would be leaving, it also means that new writer Stephen Moffat and unknown actor Matt Smith will now be picking up the slack. The Tennant era started in 2006, while Davies was the brains behind the show’s relaunch back in 2005.

Now, with a new Doctor, comes all new adventures. Smith made his on-screen debut in the final moments of the finale, but this is the first time we’ll be seeing him in action (albeit in under 90 seconds). Check out the first preview of Doctor Who season 5 after the jump. The new season hits the BBC and BBC America this Spring.