Well, he wears one for about a second — enough to say “Stetsons are cool” before River Song destroys yet another of his hats — in this preview of Doctor Who season 6. Even though it looks just as exciting and suspenseful as the previous seasons, I think I’m looking even more forward to this one because Matt Smith is just so damned fun; I honestly don’t think David Tennant could’ve gotten away with the “12 jammy dodgers” line in the trailer, so you? Also, I have the suspicion that this season will be Who‘s scariest yet, although that might be because of the shot of naked River Song, which personally fills me with an unspeakable dread.
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