We're less than a week away from the return of British sci-fi series Doctor Who to our screens, and the PR campaign for the series has really heated up. But you can count on the star of the show himself, Matt Smith, to make the most exciting declarations about the series. While talking to SFX, Smith divulged a little about the future of the show -- and his words, hyperbolic as they probably are, make the rest of 2013 the must-watch year for Doctor Who.
“I’ve read the first draft [of the 50th anniversary special]. I think the whole of this season leads brilliantly up to what will be the biggest event in the history of the show. I say that with no hesitation, really. He’s on top form and has delivered a thoroughly exciting, epic, vast science fiction script. It’s really exciting," he said.
The biggest event in the history of the series, eh? Does this mean that the Doctor's true name -- the answer to the very question the show's title poses -- will be revealed, as has been foreshadowed?
All we know is, maybe. But also, maybe not.
In any case, the excitement doesn't all belong to the 50th anniversary special. The series 7 finale sounds pretty exciting too, according to Smith: "There’s a new monster at the end of this season which I think will be a real classic," he said.
A new monster? For a series finale? It's bold, but also completely exciting.
What do you think? Is Smith over-exaggerating in your eyes, or does he just make your anticipation for new Doctor Who rise?
Doctor Who will return on Saturday with "The Bells of Saint John" on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US. (Also, check out the new promotional photo for "The Bells of Saint John," below.)