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Before everyone starts screaming at me, “WRONG DOCTOR!!” I know. I’m familiar with the Doctor Who episode, “Fear Her,” from 2006, as I’m sure many of you are as well. In that episode the Doctor,  David Tennant, jumped in at the last minute to carry the Olympic Torch and help some aliens leave Earth. Or something. Didn’t that episode have people being terrorized by creepy, evil drawings? Yeah, it’s not one of their best. But since then fans have been yearning for the Doctor to really carry the Olympic Torch when the games come to London this year. Some have even suggested it’s now a fixed point in time and must occur. And now it is.

The Beeb’s official Doctor Who Twitter account cryptically tweeted this out yesterday,

While many thought it’d be former Doctor Tennant it will in fact be current Doctor, Matt Smith.

How cool is this?!? I think it’s awesome, and while yes, to have it be Tennant would be perfectly replicating the episode, Smith is the Doctor and as long as the Doctor is carrying the torch I believe the time-space continuum will be okay. I think we can all agree it’s better than having a Weeping Angel get a hold of the torch.

Smith will be wearing the official Torch Bearer uniform so sadly it won’t look like the Doctor is carrying the torch. If he were, it’d probably look something like this,

Just, y’know, photoshop in torch with your mind. For all the deets on Smith’s part in the torch relay head to BBC.

Source: MTV Geek

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