After shocking the Doctor Who fandom by announcing his departure from the venerable sci-fi series, Matt Smith has released a “thank you” video to pay homage to the show’s cast, crew and fans.
While in Detroit filming the Ryan Gosling-directed film How To Catch A Monster, Smith put together a video in which he thanks his castmates (Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and Jenna Coleman), showrunner Steven “Moff” Moffatt, and the show’s dedicated fans via cue cards.
“What makes this job truly spectacular is the fans and the support from the fans,” Smith explains. “It’s truly unique and it’s meant a lot.”
As the 11th Doctor, Smith will appear in the 50th Anniversary Special this fall alongside David Tennant, who will reprise his role as the 10th Doctor. This will culminate in the 2013 Christmas Special, where Smith will regenerate into his next incarnation. BBC insiders claim that the new Doctor won’t be announced until the fall.
Until that time, however, let’s continue enjoying Matt Smith a little longer, no? Check out the video below via AV Club: