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Last Updated: Friday April 16 2010 10:53 GMT

What did you think of new Dr Who?

Matt Smith and Karen Gillian

Millions of people have tuned in to watch Matt Smith as the new Dr Who.

So we want to know what you thought of it!

Is Matt going to be as good as David Tennant? What did you think of the storyline?

And do you like his new assistant Amy Pond?

Unfortunately this topic is now closed but there are Comments pages on other subjects on the main Chat index.

Your comments

"I think the new Doctor is very funny like David Tennant. I am really sad that he's gone now. Let's hope Matt Smith can impress us Doctor Who fans."

Jack, 7, Hampshire, England

"I was so upset that David was leaving but when I saw the first episode, I fell in love with the new Doctor! I can't even remember what David was like now! I think Matt is so funny!"

Megan, 11, Lancashire, England

"I think it is really funny and the new Doctor is better than I expected! Amy Pond's accent makes it better too!"

Martha, 11, Somerset, England

"I thought the new Doctor was OK in the first episode but I LOVED the second episode! I also love the new assistant!"

Ada, 11, London, England

"He's very good and a very good actor but I have to say he's not as funny as David. Sorry Matt."

Jem, 10, Herefordshire, England

"I think David Tennant was way better. I have always liked Doctor Who but I am going off it because of the new Doctor. I think David was one of the best Doctors but Matt is going to be the worst ever."

Josh, 12, Cornwall, England

"I love David Tennant but Matt is still quite a good actor. He probably deserved the job. Amy Pond is gorgeous. The best side-kick yet!"

Hannah, 12, Surrey, England

"Matt Smith is alright but I think David Tennant was better."

Taniya, 13, London, England

"I think the new Doctor is a good actor but a very bad dresser."

Brandon, 13, Portsmouth, England

"I like David Tennant better. Matt Smith was still OK, although I do like Amy better. I loved the Star Whale and I'm excited to see the Daleks back."

Kris, 13, England

"He's alright but I prefer David Tennant. I thought David was better because it actually felt right."

Chloe, 8, Moray, Scotland

"I love Matt Smith, he's even better than David Tennant."

Brandon, 13, Portsmouth, England

"I think he is just the same as David Tennant."

Yahya, 9, Manchester, England

"Matt Smith is a very good actor and has kept my attention for the first few episodes. I am sure that as time goes on Matt will continue to amaze us and will become just as good as David, with the help of the very talented writers!"

Jessica, 13, Cambridgeshire, England

"I love the new series. There's loads of action and Matt Smith has the old, much-loved sense of humour David Tennant had."

Aleisha, 9, Walsall, England

"I love the new Doctor. Matt Smith is amazing and so is Karen Gillan. They make the perfect pair and have a great on-screen chemistry. Matt is the best Doctor yet and Karen is the best companion. I can't wait for the rest of the series!"

Emily, 13, South Wales

"I think the new Doctor had a difficult pair of shoes to fill. David Tennant was an amazing Doctor but I think Matt is doing a good job!"

Claire, 14, Glasgow, Scotland

"He's OK but I think David Tennant was the best thing that happened to Doctor Who."

Dean, 11, Oxford, England

"I've watched Doctor Who since 2005. The show is not the same without David Tennant but I still think Matt is brilliant!"

Lilly, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"It makes me so sad that everyone is criticising the show. It's just that it's a hard act to follow."

Michael, 10, London, England

"I have not even watched the new Doctor Who because I'm so used to the old one but you should always give things a try."

Eve, 9, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think he's really good but I really miss David."

Emily, 12, Devon, England

"People should stop being nasty to Matt,. It was David's choice to leave, so someone had to take over and Matt is the right person for the job!"

Lucy, 14, Liverpool, England

"If I'm honest, I really don't know what to make of it yet, although I am sure I'll get used to it in time. I've always been a great fan of Doctor Who and I think things like a GREEN sonic screwdriver and a completely modern Tardis layout will take time to get used to. I like his new assistant, Amy as she seems fun and a little crazy too! I liked the storyline although I don't quite get what's with all the UK flags everywhere?!"

Amy, 13, Bournemouth, England

"I think that the new Doctor is wicked and cool! I think that Amy Pond is really funny too and I love the new Tardis!!"

Megan, 11, Lincoln, England

"I love the new Doctor. He might turn out to be better than David Tennant!"

Adam, 11, London, England

"I think the new Doctor is great. I thought that Matt was not going to be as good as David but he is much better than I thought."

Sarah, 9, Belfast, N. Ireland

"Matt Smith is brilliant. The new Tardis looks great as well! The other night I was going to try fish fingers with custard but then I realised I didn't like custard. The first two episodes were great. I love the storyline and can't wait to see the next episode with the Daleks back in it. After the first episode it showed a preview of what was going to happen in the series and it looks really good. There are going to be old and new villains."

Michael, 11, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland

"I think Matt Smith is a really good actor but David Tennant was far better. So many things have changed since David regenerated, but I am looking forward to the episodes to come."

Elaine, 11, Newcastle, England

"I think the new Doctor is OK but David Tennant was the best."

Anneena, 8, Newcastle, England

"I think that he is fantastic, but I prefer David Tennant because of his accent and his expression when a disaster strikes."

Kirandeep, 10, Wolverhampton, England

"I liked David Tennant much better but Matt Smith might become more famous and popular in the coming episodes. The episodes are amazing and full of excitement, as usual!"

Alexis, 11, London, England

"Most people replying are just Tennant fan girls. Matt is a good Doctor, he's very funny. David Tennant was rubbish."

Liz, 10, London, England

"I love the new Doctor. I did like David Tennant but Matt Smith is awesome! I also like Amy Pond played by Karen Gillian and I can't wait until episode three."

Francesca, 10, Perth, Scotland

"I think that David Tennant was far better because Matt Smith just doesn't put the same emotion into what he says. It is starting to put me off watching Doctor Who. They've also changed everything about it, it's as if a new show has come on TV!"

Lucii, 12, England

"I really liked David Tennant so there's going to be a bit of a competition, but so far he's doing well. Amy Pond has waited to travel with the Doctor for years so this is her chance. I think she is really cool. He is cool too, he is a bit strange but who cares, he's an alien!"

Gemma, 12, Essex, England

"Matt Smith is OK, but David Tennant was better. The whole show has changed so much. The theme tune has gone weird and the sonic screwdriver is a total different colour!!"

Aneesa, 11, Oxford, England

"Doctor Who is WICKED, I love the Tardis and his assistant Amy Pond is cool. I like the new theme song."

Kuuku, 9, Milton Keynes, England

"I think it is great and I love the Doctor."

James, 7, Watford, England

"I think Matt is great and his new assistant. David Tennant was good and Matt is doing well. I am watching all of the series and I won't miss one!"

Megan, 9, Durham, England

"The new Doctor is really good and really funny. I like Amy Pond too. She's not afraid of anything! I can't wait for the next episode."

Madi, 9, London, England

"I really like Matt Smith as the Doctor. He is really funny."

Cameron, 7, London, England

"I loved Matt Smith in both the episodes so far. Steven Moffat - Job well done!"

Adam, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"I started watching Doctor Who when David Tennant was on and I loved it! Matt Smith has a lot to live up to."

Jamie, 13, Rochdale, England

"Matt Smith is really good! I think he is as good as David Tennant, maybe better. I mean, people keep going on about how amazing he was, but I think the new Doctor is as good! Also, the new Tardis and companion are cool too!"

Chloe, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I thought it was really good! Amy Pond is really cool, nice and so is the new Doctor. At first I didn't know if he was going to be any good, but I actually think he could be better than David Tennant!"

Izzy, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"Matt Smith is a good new Doctor but David Tennant is always going to be the best! Sorry Matt, but you will never be as good as David."

Esther, 12, Norwich, England

"I like Matt, he is different to David Tennant. I like Amy too, she does a good job and working with Matt suits her."

Michael, 9, Yorkshire, England

"I thought that Matt Smith wasn't going to be as good as David Tennant, but he really surprised me. I actually prefer Matt. Also, the script is really amazing and I can't wait for the rest of the series!! They shouldn't have changed the title though, at the beginning, but I think the new music and logo is good."

Imogen, 13, London, England

"I think that the new Doctor is a bit crazyyyyyyyy but sometimes that can be good! I don't think he will be as good as David Tennant!"

Ruby, 8, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Doctor Who has changed so much that I won't watch it again. The Tardis looks rubbish. David is so much better than Matt and I will only watch David's episodes."

Ron, 12, Liverpool, England

"I've been a Doctor Who fan since it came back onto the telly with Christopher E! I think the new Doctor is great. David Tennant set a high standard but I'm sure Matt will raise that bar!"

Lotty, 12, Chichester, England

"I thought that Matt Smith was amazing! Steven Moffat can WRITE!"

Zohra, 11, London, England

"Matt Smith isn't very likeable, so no, I don't like him more than David Tennant. Why did David leave?! The storyline seems to change everything!! He has a new sonic screwdriver with the wrong colour light!! The song and the title screen are completely wrong as well!! The Tardis is modernised! That isn't supposed to happen! If the Doctor is supposed to be so old, why on earth would he modernise something?! The only thing that is OK is the new assistant, but she isn't amazing."

Ella, 10, Bradford, England

"At first I thought Matt was boring but now I like him as he's actually a good Doctor!"

Rosiee, 12, Halifax, England

"I hope he can live up to David Tennant. He has been the best Doctor so far and everyone loved him. Maybe the new Doctor deserves a chance, although he is a little bit cheesy."

Tamara, 13, Somerset, England

"I think it was really cool! Just because David's gone doesn't mean Matt Smith is going to rubbish. He is very funny! David was really serious! Both of them make good Doctors! They can't bring David back, otherwise he would be cross-dimensional regenerating, causing a chain reaction which will make the universe explode! David 10/10, Matt 10/10! OK!!"

Matthew, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I think Matt Smith did an amazing job of taking on the role of the Doctor. He didn't try to copy DT, he's got his own style."

Tishani, 11, London, England

"I loved the new episode. I can't wait for the rest of the series! I thought Matt Smith was really good and funny. My favourite bit was when he was driving a fire truck and crashed the ladder through the window."

James, 10, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland

"I think he was better than David Tennant, but David was good! I thought Matt was going to be rubbish, but IT WAS GREAT!! 10/10."

Joshua, 9, Cheshire, England

"I think it was brilliant! I didn't think anyone could be better than David Tennant but I guess I was wrong! I wish they could have the old theme tune back!"

Eve, 10, Berkshire, England

"Matt Smith was excellent! A well done episode! This series looks very thrilling and I think the Doctor and Amy will be great!"

Ashley, 11, Essex, England

"Matt Smith was BRILLIANT, much better than David Tennant. He is a really good actor and will be an awesome Doctor."

Ben, 7, Kent, England

"I'm not sure if he is going to be as good as David Tennant."

Liam, 8, Manila, Philippines

"I thought that Matt Smith was a pretty rubbish Doctor. The storyline was awful so I just hope that they get better. I think the new TARDIS and theme tune are rubbish as well. I rate Matt 4/10 and David 10/10."

Shannon, 13, Manchester, England

"Bring back David! I thought that Matt Smith was not very good at all and he was trying to be like David Tennant. David Tennant was an AMAZING Doctor. I quite like Amy but not as much as Rose, Martha and Donna."

Laura, 13, Lancashire, England

"I thought Matt Smith was OK but I would rather have David Tennant back any day. I agree that it only got good viewing figures because people wanted to see what it was like. I think that Matt Smith is annoying and is trying to be too much like David Tennant."

Becky, 13, Lancashire, England

"I think I've got used to the old Doctor but my mum says she's been through two Doctors while she was growing up. His assistant Amy Pond is really good, although I liked Donna more."

Zahra, 8, London, England

"Matt Smith is the best, hands down! Amy Pond was good too and I can't wait for the next episode this Saturday!"

Drison, 12, London, England

"The new Doctor was alright, but NOBODY CAN REPLACE DAVID TENNANT WHATSOEVER!! Bring him back, he is hilarious and awesome! I did not like the new design because it did not feel right at all!"

Amreen, 12, Kent, England

"He was very funny. He is just as good as David."

Matthew, 8, Lancashire, England

"I think the new Doctor is a bit of a weirdo, but quite good. Not as good as David Tennant though!"

Robert, 10, Rochdale, England

"I think it was brilliant. Lots of people think that Matt Smith is rubbish but come off it, give him a chance. I thought that he was going to be rubbish, but until I saw the episode, I really didn't know. He was amazing, as was Karen. 10/10!"

Louisa, 12, Herefordshire, England

"It was OK! David Tennant will still be my favourite and the BEST Doctor ever but Matt Smith was alright. I thought the titles and the music were rubbish as they had completely changed. Matt Smith acted so much like David Tennant but I think he should create a new kind of character for the Doctor to make it work.

Daniel, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I thought the new Doctor was pretty good but not as good as David Tennant."

Lauren, 7, Newcastle, England

"It was so funny. I think Amy Pond was amazing, as was the Doctor!"

Amanda, 7, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I don't think that Matt Smith is as good as David. I really miss him. Matt's not as convincing in the role."

Avery, 14, Franklin, USA

"I think the new Doctor is OK, but I much prefer the old one. The new Doctor seems to be weird."

Emily, 12, Dorset, England

"I have never, ever watched an episode of Doctor Who before without getting bored, but when I watched Matt and Karen on Saturday, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen! He is way better than David Tennant. I can't wait to watch it again on Saturday night!"

Hajrah, 12, Solihull, England

"The whole concept of Doctor Who is that every so often, we have a new Doctor. I think Matt was brilliant and the relationship between him and Karen was great! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to the rest of the series!"

Ceara, 13, London, England

"It was amazing. The new Doctor is really good. I thought at first it would be terrible, but it was great. It was funny, exciting and worth watching. I can't wait until Saturday!"

Aabia, 10, Fife, Scotland

"I don't think it suits him at all, he is not scary enough."

Abena, 10, London, England

"I loved it! I love Doctor Who! I can't wait to see the next series! I liked the new TARDIS!"

Sammi, 9, North Yorkshire, England

"Matt Smith was a bit rubbish but so was David Tennant in his first episodes. People just need to give him a chance, I'm sure he will be just as good."

James, 12, England

"It's completely new, for example the TARDIS and the sonic screwdriver. Everything is up for a fresh start! Matt Smith is really funny."

Emily, 11, Suffolk, England

"I've only watched Doctor Who a few times and David Tennant was way better than Matt Smith."

Ali, 10, Walsall, England

"Matt Smith is wicked, I prefer him to David Tennant but Christopher Ecclestone was definitely the best out of the three of them. I loved Rose though and no companion will ever match up to her. I find Amy Pond a bit annoying but I'm not going to let anyone ruin Doctor Who for me."

Georgia, 13, London, England

"I watched it with my dad and loved the new Doctor. He's funny. It was scary too."

Enya, 6, Leeds, England

"I thought it was really funny and cool. The new Doctor could be really good."

Charlie, 10, Nottingham, England

"I loved the first episode and I think that Matt will quickly develop to be as good as David as the series goes on."

Maria, 13, London, England

"I don't think it is as good as the old one because Matt Smith is not ever going to be better unless he puts all his heart into it."

Tiffany, 11, Dorset, England

"I think it was amazing, the best Doctor so far."

Reece, 14, Manchester, England

"Matt Smith was rubbish, I've totally gone off Doctor Who now. The only reason the first episode was so well received was because they wanted to see what the new series was like! I hope David Tennant comes back."

Josh, 13, Manchester, England

"Matt Smith is alright but I'm just so used to David Tennant, he was amazing. I think they should get the old tune and title back, the new one is weird."

Laura, 11, Merseyside, England

"I think it is really good. My fave part of the first episode was the fish fingers and custard!"

Harry, 9, Kent, England

"He was good. Not as good as David, but good! The episode's storylines will make up for it."

Finlay, 10, Warwickshire, England

"I didn't like the beginning. I don't know why they made him vomit. It is disgusting! I like Matt Smith, he's eccentric but he has to try to be different from David Tennant to come anywhere near as close to how good David is!"

Jess, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I thought he was OK but David Tennant will always be the best. The new tune was horrible and what have they done to the TARDIS?!"

Alyshia, 11, Newcastle, England

"I think Matt Smith was about a 5 out of 10, but David Tennant was about 10 out of 10! I think Amy Pond is quite pretty but she's a rubbish actress."

Millie, 12, Leeds, England

"I liked it very much, I thought it was very weird but I think Matt is better than David. I think the storyline was very clever but it was a bit hard to understand, but I think the acting was great and it was very cool."

Georgia, 11, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland

"Yes I do think Matt Smith is going to be amazing!"

Lauren, 9, Barnsley, England

"I loved it but I grew up with David as the Doctor and it won't be the same."

Emma, 12, Sussex, England

"I think the new Doctor and his assistant are great! I can't wait until it is on next!!"

Amy, 8, Devon, England

"I think Matt Smith did an amazing job and the story by Stephen Moffat was truly amazing. I can't wait for the next episode. Hats off to them all!"

Olivia, 12, West Midlands, England

"I am surprised at how good Matt is! Good luck for the future, Matt!"

Cherry, 14, Liverpool, England

"I thought the episode was quite good but it would be better if David Tennant was still the Doctor!"

Andy, 12, Essex, England

"I think that the new Doctor is quite cool and funny like David Tennant. I also like the new episode!"

Dylan, 9, Somerset, England

"Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. It's a load of rubbish."

Sophia, 11, Devon, England

"I don't think anyone will be as good ad David Tennant. He was the best!!!"

Charlotte, 12, Cambridge, England

"I think his performance was better than any of David Tennant's. He will definitely get better!!"

James, 11, Cheshire, England

"I started watching Doctor Who when I was four and since then I've seen every episode. I thought Matt would not have been as good as David Tennant, but we absolutely LOVE him!! I cant wait for the Weeping Angels!!"

Holly, 10, Co. Durham, England

"I thought Matt Smith was OK but David Tennant will always be the best Doctor ever. I hate the new title and tune at the beginning though!"

Polly, 9, Manchester, England

"I thought that he was good, but for much of the episode he was very David Tennant-like. I hope he becomes more Matt Smith-ish in future episodes."

Dani, 14, Flintshire, Wales

"I thought it was OK, but I preferred David Tennant and I think that something's missing now."

Jade, 11, Banbury, England

"I think Matt Smith was great and funny but David Tennant will still be the best ever Doctor."

Nicole, 14, Londonderry, N. Ireland

"I loved Doctor Who, I thought it was really interesting and I hope there will be more Doctor Who soon!"

Eve, 8, Berkhamstead, England

"I thought Matt was brilliant, I got used to him being the Doctor straight away! David who?!"

Ellis, 9, Oxfordshire, England

"I don't really like it that much because of the new Doctor, but you have to give him a chance."

Jodie, 10, Burnley, England

"It was a bit confusing but I liked it. Matt rocked, I like him, especially as he comes from my county!! ROCK ON MATT SMITH!"

Laura, 12, Northamptonshire, England

"I think that Doctor Who is rubbish because my little sister Ellie does not like it and I think that it is BORING."

Mollie & Ellie, 10 & 7, London, England

"I thought that Matt was good, not as good as David Tennant, but it's the first episode. I don't really like Amy but I thought the storyline was quite good."

Aisha, 13, London, England

"Matt Smith seems very funny, I think he will be just as good as David Tennant. Amy Pond is wicked and I think she has got attitude which is good and is willing to do anything. It will rock!"

Beth, 11, Blackburn, England

"At first I thought he was such a weirdo, but then I grew to like him, all in the space of an hour!"

Rose, 12, Halifax, England

"Yes I do think that Matt is good and Amy is funny, I just hope the next episode is good! I'll cross my fingers!"

Lucy, 9, Surrey, England

"Fishy custard!! My absolute fave!!! He's ripped me off, the fraud!! I like him, he is a strange but he's different, which is good!"

Bob, 6, Sheffield, England

"It was brilliant, I can't wait for the rest of the series."

Katy, 13, Watford, England

"I really like the funny new Doctor!"

Eleanor, 5, Woking, England

"At first I thought he was a bit weird but after a few minutes I really liked him! Some of my friends don't like him, but I think they will soon, it will take some time for them to get used to him. I really like Amy, she's funny and really pretty!!! I've always wanted to play the doctors assistant, so I'm jealous, but she deserves it!"

Katie, 10, Worcester, England

"Matt Smith is awesome. He is so good and is going to get even better. Amy is great too."

Lili, 11, Cairo, Egypt

"I thought that the first episode of Doctor Who was super! Honestly, I thought it was the best first episode anyone could have written for the opening of the series! I am looking forward to the forthcoming weeks and I thought Matt Smith was definitely one of the best Doctors since 1963."

Amy, 12, Gwent, Wales

"I am not a big fan of Doctor Who, however I did watch it on Saturday and I found the new Doctor surprisingly good. I think in the future I could get into liking Doctor Who, my little brother loves it!"

Larry, 13, Cumbria, England

"I really think that Matt is really good because he has only just started playing the Doctor! I'll give him 10\10 for that episode."

Grace, 11, Leeds, England

"I think Matt Smith is awesome! He was very funny and kind of clumsy, which makes the programme more watchable, but I do miss David Tennant."

Anne, 10, Liverpool, England

"I really like the new Doctor Who and I think prisoner zero is really scary."

Asha, 10, Newcastle, England

"I still like the old Doctor better but he was good. I like Amy Pond a lot, i think she is good too."

Lorena, 9, London, England

"I think that the new series of Doctor Who will just get better and better. I think that the new Doctor and his companion are really good."

Lauren, 10, Swindon, England

"At first I was a bit wary of a new Doctor because David Tennant was so good, but Matt Smith was fab! He portrays the nutty professor so well. Good Luck Matt!"

Bethany, 11, Reading, England

"I think the new Doctor is amazing!! I like the drama and the monsters have got more creative. I really enjoyed watching Amy Pond and the Doctor trying to fight back at the most imaginative monster I have seen in the whole series!! I recommend this for any non-fans of Doctor Who to watch it, it's absolutely amazing!!"

Ellie-Mae, 11, Birmingham, England

"I think Matt is way better, he can show really good expressions on his face!"

Nikita, 12, Essex, England

"Matt Smith is funny and whacky which I think is essential in the Doctor's personality. Roll on next week I say!"

Hayley, 14, Dudley, England

"I really enjoyed the new Doctor and found him comical and entertaining. Amy Pond was very good and I think she will be a great assistant!"

Catrin, 11, East Sussex, England

"I love the new Doctor. He is not as good as David Tennant yet but I am sure he will improve."

Kaylie, 12, Lancashire, England

"I am sorry but no one can replace David Tennant!"

Samantha, 13, Essex, England

"I thought Matt Smith was great as the Doctor, however I don't like Amy Pond at all!"

Grace, 14, Cornwall, England

"I thought it was brilliant! I liked the storyline and I thought Matt Smith was really funny as the Doctor. I think people should give him a chance because some thought that David Tennant would be rubbish as the Doctor and look how good he turned out to be!"

Katie, 14, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"He is absolutely brilliant! He's even better than David Tennant! I hope he stays on Doctor Who for ages!"

Michael, 9, County Durham, England

"I thought Matt Smith was excellent. He is better than David Tennant."

Archie, 7, Scottish Borders, Scotland

"I really like Matt Smith as the new Doctor. I think he is really funny as well."

Olivia, 10, West Sussex, England

"I thought Matt was really good. He was like all the other doctors- bonkers! We have only seen him in one full episode so let's give him a chance."

Anish, 11, Leicester, England

"I think that Matt will grow into the Doctor more and more as he progresses. I'm sure that David Tennant wasn't as popular as the one before when he started."

Freya, 12, Hertfordshire, England

"I liked David Tennant better but I guess that as Matt Smith never watched Doctor Who before he got the part he was quite good. I really like Amy though! She seems like fun!"

Lucy, 12, London, England

"I absolutely love the new Doctor. Personally I think he is better than David Tennant who was getting a little boring to the end of his career. I also think Karen is good at playing Amy. I finally understood the storyline for once. Well done BBC."

Laura, 13, Hertfordshire, England

"I thought that Matt Smith was really good because it must be really hard to live up to David Tennant! Amy Pond is really good too but I didn't really like the storyline."

Frankie, 13, East Sussex, England

"I thoroughly enjoyed it and the changes are extremely good! Matt is exciting but we have only seen one episode and Amy looks good. The storyline was extremely good. WOW, ten out of ten!"

Natasha, 11, Huddersfield, England

"It was totally awesome!"

Rebekah, 9, London, England

"I thought Matt Smith wasn't as good as David Tennant nor was his companion better than Rose, Martha or Donna. I think he was boring."

Molly, 11, Cheshire, England

"I was initially sceptical of Matt Smith and that stopped me from realising that he is actually a very good actor. I was impressed by his performance on the debut of his first series portraying the Doctor and I wish him a very good time in the future!"

Harry, 13, Surrey, England

"I liked David Tennant loads better but Matt Smith is OK."

Grace, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I loved the new Doctor Who!"

Jessica, 11, Bolton, England

"Brilliant, can't wait for the next episode! He is a bit crazy, but that is how a Time Lord is meant to be!"

Erin, 9, Lancashire, England

"Doctor Who has got better AND fancier, I love it!!"

Martin, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I was a little annoyed when I heard David Tennant was going and thought that no one could act the Doctor better than him! However, I watched the first episode and I think that I could get to like Matt Smith as well as I liked David!"

Charlotte, 12, Banbury, England

"I think that Matt Smith is a great Doctor because he is soooooooo funny!"

Aiden, 8, Gloucester, England

"I was doubtful at first but now I have totally accepted him! David Tennant was amazing but Matt Smith is going to be as well!"

Isobel, 13, Scotland

"All of my family were glued to the screen!! We didn't think he would be as good as David Tennant but now we LOVE him!!"

Holly, 10, County Durham, England

"Matt Smith is funny and makes a good Doctor."

Jacob, 10, Banbury, England

"A great start to the new series. Matt Smith really played the role well and I could imagine Amy Pond as a faithful companion to the doctor. Bring on the rest of the series!"

Abby, 12, London, England

"I don't like it because no one, and I mean no one, can replace David Tennant."

Sophie, 11, Huddersfield, England

"I think that Matt makes a really good Doctor Who, really mysterious and bizarre. I just have to say this; Amy has really big eyes! Apart from that they were both amazing!"

Charmaine, 12, Cambridgeshire, England

"I think Matt Smith is brilliant. So funny. Better than David Tennant by far, although David Tennant was still good."

Claudia, 12, Slough, England

"I thought Matt was OK but I think David Tennant was so much better. Matt doesn't even look like a doctor!"

Katie, 13, Cheshire, England

"I really liked the new Doctor. I thought he was really good."

Jessica, 10, Devon, England

"It was OK but the acting and the storyline were a bit weak. The show has been loads better! I'm not sure I like the new TARDIS design, it's slightly pathetic. I hope the rest of the series will be better than the first episode, because the last few series have been great, and not just because of David Tennant!"

Lauren, 12, Cardiff, Wales

"I did not really enjoy it. I miss the old Doctor Who but this one is quite funny."

Annalise, 10, Manchester, England

"I thought Amy Pond was great but I am not sure about Matt Smith. I really wish David Tennant was still the Doctor!"

Pearl, 9, Pembrokeshire, Wales

"He is not as good as David but it was only the first show so he could be great."

Lauren, 11, East Sussex, England

"I thought Matt Smith was amazing. He may even be the best Doctor ever!"

Abby, 11, Liverpool, England

"He is a lot different to David but I think he could be great!"

Harry, 11, England

"I think that he was brill but I don't know if he's better than David Tennant because I haven't really seen him in full action but his first episode was fab."

Beth, 10, Rotherham, England

"He was rubbish. I'm not watching Doctor Who now."

Caleb, 12, Kent, England

Like many people, I do think Matt Smith is a fab actor, but David is still my fave. I think so many people are saying this because he's very new and it will take time for us to grow to like him as much."

Maddie, 10, Norfolk, England

"Urgh! I hate the new Doctor. David Tennant is better by miles! He is much funnier and knows how to act!"

Safiya, 10, London, England

"He's a good Doctor Who, but nobody could be as good as David Tennant. Amy Pond is cool, my friends say she looks a lot like me!"

Lia, 10, Falkirk, Scotland

"I thought the storyline was good, but Matt Smith's acting was a bit wooden and the TARDIS is too disco. Amy Pond was good though!"

Rose, 13, Shropshire, England

"WOW, WOW, OH BOY, WOW! Matt Smith was just fantastic as an actor and so was Amy. I can't believe just how much I enjoyed the first episode, I really can't wait to see more - lots more!"

Katie, 8, Birmingham, England

"I thought Matt Smith was great. I think he'll do really well."

Joseph, 10, Surrey, England

"Matt Smith was much better than I thought he'd be, but I thought the storyline could have been improved. On the whole, it was quite good.''

Laura, 10, Warwickshire, England

"Matt Smith was really bad but Karen Gillan was brilliant and one of my favourite companions. I don't like Steven Moffat because he has changed it too much."

Felix, 13, Northamptonshire, England

"I love him, he's funny and mad. I love his bow tie. I miss David though!"

Emma, 14, Manchester, England

"He's OK but he's not as good as David Tennant, so me and my cousin don't watch it anymore."

Charlotte, 11, Hereford, England

"I thought it was great. I am glad the Doctor regenerated because it was becoming the David Tennant Show, not Doctor Who."

Thomas, 10, Bolton, England

"It was really funny! My favourite bit was when the Doctor ate custard and fish fingers! I'm impressed by Matt Smith's acting skills. Also, Amy Pond is funny!"

Clare, 12, Warwickshire, England

"Matt Smith was great, the script had some very funny parts. Bad, bad beans!"

Ben, 12, Swansea, Wales

"It was really cool, especially when he said that bow ties are cool!"

Emily, 10, Essex, England

"It was boring, the theme was awful, the Tardis is horrible, the screwdriver is girly and the new Doctor is boring! The old one was 100% better than him."

Haneef, 13, Bradford, England

"Matt Smith was soooo good! When David Tennant left, I thought Matt Smith would be boring, but he is soooo amazing. The episode was really good and so was Amy Pond!"

Kelly, 11, Manchester, England

"I thought Matt was fantastic! He really set the standard for the rest of the series, and I will be watching avidly - albeit from behind the sofa!"

Claire, 12, Dublin, Ireland

"Yeah, I loved it! The storyline was great, Matt Smith was amazing. Amy Pond was cool, Karen Gillan is a great actress. Can't wait for more episodes!"

Emily, 12, Leeds, England

"I think Matt Smith is quite funny and over the top with his acting! I think he is great, keep it up Matt!"

Paige, 12, Doncaster, England

"I think David Tennant and Matt Smith are just as good in their own way. I loved David Tennant and at the time of his final episode I said to myself I would never watch Doctor Who again, but Saturday completely changed my mind. Matt Smith is already looking to be one of the best Doctors ever."

Cameron, 14, Banbury, England

"Usually I don't like having a new Doctor but this one is great. I didn't want to watch the new Doctor Who but once I did I found how amazing it was. I can't wait until the next episode!!!"

Myfanwy, 9, Anglesey, Wales

"It was soooooooooo funny!"

Aaron, 8, Suffolk, England

"I loved him, he is so funny! I like his companion too! I'll be watching Doctor Who every night!"

Ffion, 10, Carmarthenshire, Wales

"The storyline was great and Matt Smith was awesome! I had my doubts at first, but he is really good. Amy Pond was good as well. I like the way they went back to when she was a child, but I still think there will never be a Doctor as good as David Tennant."

Niamh, 11, Derby, England

"I thought he was really funny and witty. I wasn't too sure on the new theme tune though. I'm not that keen on Amy Pond either but I think she needs time."

Ellie, 13, Surrey, England

"It was so funny. I didn't think anyone would be as good as David but Matt sure gave it his best shot and did really well."

Lisa, 14, Gateshead, England

"I think the new Doctor was really good and very funny. He is definitely my favourite Doctor so far."

Charlie, 8, Staffordshire, England

"I really like the new Doctor! He is so funny and so cool, I like Amy Pond as well. Fish fingers are my favourite food, but not with custard! I'm definitely watching the next episode!"

Susie, 8, East Sussex, England

"I thought he was just right for the job! It will take some time to get it spot on, but I loved it. Rock on!"

Megan, 12, Warwickshire, England

"I thought he was funny and suits the part of Doctor Who, but it's too soon to judge if he's better than David Tennant."

Darcie, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"Matt is ace! He is really good Doctor. I can't wait for next week's episode!"

Kate, 12, Isle of Man

"I think that Matt Smith is really good but David Tennant is better. With a bit of time Matt Smith will be as good."

Anna, 11, Nottinghamshire, England

"I thought he was good. My favourite bit was when Amy was giving him all the different foods!"

Evie, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I really enjoyed Doctor Who on Saturday and I think his assistant Amy Pond is going to be great."

Libby, 11, Stockton-On-Tees, England

"I loved it, it was amazing."

Elisha, 8, Monmouthshire, Wales

"It was OK. Matt Smith's Doctor is different compared to previous Doctors. He is bonkers. I still prefer David Tennant. I think the more new episodes we watch, the more we will get used to the changes. It's very different and weird not seeing David Tennant in his brown or blue suit anymore. As many people say, Matt Smith has a lot to live up to."

Laura, 13, Kilkenny, Ireland

"I thought that Matt Smith did a brilliant job playing Doctor Who on Saturday. I originally thought that Matt Smith wouldn't be anywhere near as good as David Tennant, but he turned out to be brilliant. I am really looking forward to Doctor Who next week."

Alanna, 11, Cheshire, England

"I like the new Tardis and I cannot wait for the Dalek episode!"

Mike, 8, Manchester, England

"I thought Matt Smith was rubbish. David Tennant should be the Doctor forever. Hope everyone had a happy Easter by the way?!"

Pearl, 8, Newcastle, England

"He's not David but I'm giving him a chance, then I think he could be fab!!!"

Kerry, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I loved it, so did my little brother. My mum didn't like it that much. Matt Smith is an amazing actor and I hope he stays as the Doctor for a long time."

Ambrin, 10, Manchester, England

"I loved Matt Smith, David Tennant wasn't that good anyway. All the people who are calling Matt rubbish aren't fans of Doctor Who, but just fans of David Tennant. Doctor Who is about change and if you can't face that then you're better off not watching it! The episode was amazing and I found Amy Pond really likeable. I am looking forward to what will be an amazing series!"

Katie, 14, Essex, England

"I think the new Doctor Who is fantastic, I can't wait for the next episode. I like the new monsters, characters and also Amy."

Oliver, 9, Cheshire, England

"I thought it was good, though some parts were a bit cheesy! My mum thought it had turned more into a children's entertainment, not a family one."

Megan, 10, Tyne and Wear, England

"I thought that no one could replace David Tennant but that episode proved me wrong. Matt is great!"

Holly, 13, Nottingham, England

"I thought it was brilliant. I loved it so much! I wish I could star in it myself!"

Ella, 9, Derby, England

"I think that Matt Smith was funny and the upcoming series will be interesting, but I still do NOT think that he is better than David Tennant!"

Jessica, 11, Nottingham, England

"I loved the new Doctor and his assistant. I want to see more exciting episodes."

Francesca, 6, Leicester, England

"Doctor Who was AMAZING! I have watched it 1000000 times, and Matt Smith is a brilliant Doctor! And he has great hair!"

Rebecca, 11, Lancashire, England

"I think Doctor Who was excellent. Five stars. I'm not sure about the assistant though. She was three stars. Also, my mum was saying it's meant to be a family programme. She didn't like it at all when the assistant was in the police uniform, she had half a mind to stop me watching it."

Emily, 9, Leicester, England

"Matt Smith was OK. He was funny but David Tennant is a little bit better. 10 out of 10."

Joshua, 11, Newport, Wales

"I thought Matt was awesome, funny and I cannot wait for the next episode."

Billy, 11, Hull, England

"Matt Smith is awesome, he is the best Doctor yet. He's funny and one day I would like to be like him."

Cameron, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"It's hilarious. It was better than I would've ever imagined! Matt is way better than any of the Doctors and the TARDIS is unimaginable!"

George, 10, London, England

"Wow. I thought Matt Smith was absolutely and totally amazing! He really looked the part of the Doctor as well, and acted his socks off! Awesome! I'm jumping up and down in excitement for next week! Go Matt Smith!"

Jasmine, 13, Birmingham, England

"It was a gripping episode, a great start to the new series. Matt Smith is the perfect man to be the next Doctor."

Ahmed, 14, London, England

"I thought it was really good, but he still needs to impress me more to become level with David Tennant. I really like the new inside of the Tardis, it's sooo cool!"

Zoe, 11, Hampshire, England

"I thought he was amazing and cool but especially funny. I'm going to watch all his episodes."

Michael, 7, Glasgow, Scotland

"I watched this with my parents and we thought it was excellent. I hope that all of the other episodes are as awesome as the first! Five star entertainment!"

Liam, 10, Dudley, England

"I knew it would be great, as I said. If you give Matt Smith a chance he could be better then you think. I can't wait until the next episode, it is going to be great! Also, Karen was great as Amy and they are much better then David and Donna."

Rosie, 10, West Midlands, England

"This episode was a brilliant debut episode, action packed and scary! Love the new theme, the new Tardis and can't wait for the next episode!"

Andy, 13, London, England

"The new Doctor was so much better than I thought he would be. It's one of the best episodes I have ever seen."

Ross, 13, Salisbury, England

"I thought that Matt Smith was fantastic! I even think that I'm not going to miss David Tennant with him around!"

Hannah, 13, Cardiff, Wales

"I thought Doctor Who was amazing on Saturday. I really liked the idea of Prisoner Zero changing the way he looked and I can't wait to find out if Amy gets back in time for her wedding."

Daniel, 14, Southampton, England

"OMG the new Doctor Who is wicked, I love it!"

Anna-Marie, 9, Coventry, England

"I think he was OK, he was funny, but I think David Tennant was better. Matt looks like he tries to be funny, but David IS funny."

Sara, 11, Croydon, England

"I loved the new Doctor, he is very much like David Tennant."

Mohammed, 9, London, England

"I loved Matt Smith's first episode, he really makes me laugh. I'm not really sure about Amy though."

Justine, 11, Co. Louth, Ireland

"I want David Tennant back on the throne. I hate the new episodes and I am not very sure about Matt Smith anymore. The first episode was good but it would be FANTASTIC if it was not so scary."

Megan, 10, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I think both of them were AMAZING! I already prefer them to David Tennant and Billie Piper! Good job guys! I hope they both stay on Doctor Who for a long time!"

Gina, 13, Essex, England

"I think Matt Smith is really barmy but he isn't as barmy as David Tennant!"

Luan, 10, Birmingham, England

"I think Matt is fab. I can't wait to see the other episodes. Amy Pond is great and Karen plays her well. We'll be watching!!"

Lucy, 10, Surrey, England

"It was fantastic. I love the vortex in the opening titles and the music was good too."

Andrew, 11, West Sussex, England

"I loved the first episode, it was really good, but I will miss David doing it."

Lauren, 10, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland

"I really liked the new Doctor Who because it was funny, scary and really exciting. I also like the new assistant, Amy Pond."

Susie, 8, East Sussex, England

"I thought he was good. The bit I liked the most was when he was talking about the crack in the wall!"

Ella, 12, Southampton, England

"I thought Matt Smith's first episode was fantastic and the new series looks very exciting. I found it very interesting reading the comments of people who hated him before the episode, but loved him after it!"

Matthew, 14, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think he was really good, I can't wait to see the next episode!"

Alex, 11, Aberdeen, England

"I loved it, Matt Smith was funny. I'm going to try fish fingers and custard now!"

Melissa, 13, East Kilbride, Scotland

"I loved all of it! The new music is slowly growing on me and I quite like it. It sounds very Old-Doctor-Who-ish! I much prefer Matt Smith to David Tennant, and Amy Pond was really good."

Iris, 12, Bristol, England

"It was boring and the BBC have changed it too much."

Corey, 11, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

"Matt Smith is awful. Also, I thought they could of put a bit more effort into the storyline. Amy Pond was amazing, but she would be better with David Tennant."

Amy, 11, County Durham, England

"I hate the new Doctor, he doesn't know how to act! I am so NOT going to it. I like David Tennant better."

Samara, 12, Blackburn, England

"I think the new Doctor is really good, but he could improve."

Connor, 7, Kent, England

"I thought that Matt Smith wasn't as good as David Tennant but he was still so GOOD! He's also really mad, crazy and bonkers!!"

Ashley, 8, West Sussex, England

"It didn't wow me but it was still good."

Abigail, 8, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I think Matt Smith was great, but I am not sure about Amy Pond. She seems a little tough and it was hard for me to warm to her. I am very open-minded so I have to watch more episodes and then see what I think!"

Chrystal, 13, Worcestershire, England

"Matt Smith was better than I thought he would be but I still prefer David Tennant!"

Heather, 14, Leicestershire, England

"I think it was really good. Matt Smith is good BUT not as good as David Tennant! David is the greatest Doctor EVER, but I will continue to watch the new Doctor Who!"

Hinna, 13, Woking, England

"I LOVE Matt Smith as the Doctor, he was really good, but David Tennant is still the best! I don't like Amy Pond, she was annoying!!!"

Leyla, 14, Bucks, England

"I thought Matt Smith was much better as the Doctor. After a while, David Tennant's character started to get too serious, but Matt Smith is funny and sort of care-free. Amy Pond was good as well, as she was funny and I like the way she stands up to the Doctor."

Hattie, 11, Essex, England

"I thought Matt Smith was a great Doctor and the series has really gone back to that retro 1960s look it used to have."

Robert, 11, Lancashire, England

"I prefer David Tennant and Amy Pond isn't as good either."

Sophia, 9, Cumbria, England

"Matt Smith is excellent! He is funny, really funny! I think him and David Tennant could be twins! The first episode was a great start."

Joe, 11, Shropshire, England

"Matt Smith is much better than David Tennant, I liked Amy and the alien was scary!"

Bella, 8, Milton Keynes, England

"WOW! A great first episode! Matt Smith completely nailed the Doctor and Karen as Amy was great. Glad to see Doctor Who back at it's finest. The trailer at the end was amazing!"

Dan, 13, Bedford, England

"I love Doctor Who. Matt Smith is very funny."

Cordelia, 7, Watlington, England

"I thought it was excellent. Matt Smith did a wonderful job, and I'm glad he didn't try to be like David Tennant and he made the role his own."

Izzy, 13, Essex, England

"I liked it but I don't think he's as good as David Tennant."

"Hannah, 11, London, England"

"I love it! I watched it last week and it's really good. Some of it is quite disturbing with the darleks, but the whole thing is great to watch!!"

Rubie, 11, Birmingham, England

"Matt Smith fills the role of the Doctor really well and Karen Gillan is a really good companion. The eleventh hour was a great episode and I can't wait for the rest of the series!"

Callum, 11, Swindon, England

"It was amazing! He has a lot to live up to, but judging by this first episode there is a lot more to come!!"

Alex, 13, Cambridgeshire, England

"I did not like Doctor Who, it was was spooky and had scary monsters."

Elesia, 13, Blackpool, England

"Matt Smith was better than I thought he would be, but not as good as David Tennant!"

Heather, 12, Kent, England

"Woah! A new Doctor, a new logo, a new companion, a new TARDIS and a new sonic screwdriver!"

Zoe, 12, Kent, England

"It's rubbish. I hate the new Doctor and Amy Pond!"

Alice, 9, Wolverhampton, England

"It would be better if David Tennant was still in Doctor Who. The new Doctor was boring."

William, 12, Herefordshire, England

"I think he is very cool because he has a lot of confidence and Amy Pond is fantastic. I think Matt Smith will be better then David Tennant."

Mia, 7, Southampton, England

"I thought that the storyline was great but Matt Smith was terrible as the Doctor. Maybe we should all sign a campaign to get David Tennant back. Sorry Matt!"

Helen, 13, Surrey, England

"I think it was a really good episode. People are saying that it was really bad but look at the first ever Christopher Ecclestone episode, it was TERRIBLE! The first episode of the new series was never going be one of the amazing ones."

Isabel, 11, London, England

"I think Doctor Who was great but I guessed what was going to happen before it did. Freaky or what?!"

Amy, 11, London, England

"I think he's good but not quite a Doctor yet. He might take a bit of getting used to, until he's as well known as the others."

Amy, 11, Plymouth, England

"Matt Smith is better than David Tennant, hands down. David was brilliant but Matt just raised the bar. The storyline was brilliant and the show had so many amazing quotations. Amy Pond was OK but she seems as if she could get a bit annoying."

Francesca, 14, Dudley, England

"Doctor Who was good but I wish David Tennant was still the Doctor!"

Amelia, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"I think that Matt Smith is OK but David Tennant is still my favourite Doctor!"

Dian, 12, London, England

"I loved it! I hadn't watched Doctor Who for a year but I will definitely be watching this series! Matt Smith, so far, is a good doctor but he has a lot to live up to!"

Aisling, 12, County Galway, Ireland