James Bond versus Doctor Who

James Bond and the current Doctor (Matt Smith) have both been known to wear bow ties and they are both pretty good with the ladies in their own inimitable ways. According to Skyfall director Sam Mendes in a story from Radio Times, James Bond and the Doctor have something else in common.

“I mentioned the word in the press conference, ‘regeneration’ rather than ‘evolving,'” said Mendes, describing the way new actors of varying ages – and each with their own personal take on 007 – have stepped into the role of Bond over the years.

”I feel it’s like Doctor Who – there’s a geek answer – I was brought up on the idea of Doctor Who, who at the end of his final episode, he dissolves and a new actor pops up,” the director told Collider.

“He regenerates and it’s a whole other character: sometimes it’s an old man, sometimes it’s a young man, but he just changes. I’ve always loved that idea.”

The rest of the article is here.

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