Matt Smith wants a part in Star Trek

Ryan Leston
19 July 2013
Matt Smith wants a part in Star Trek
Matt Smith reveals he'd love to be in Star Trek.


He may be stepping down as 'Doctor Who' at the end of the year but Matt Smith still wants to get his geek on… revealing he'd love to be in 'Star Trek'.

After three years on the hit British TV show 'Doctor Who' it seems that Matt Smith is looking to move on to pastures new… but while he's best known as the enigmatic Doctor, he's not letting that get in the way of a good role. Especially if it's a part in another highly successful sci-fi franchise.

Although the young Timelord is due to make his final appearance in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special, it looks as though he's not ready to give up on sci-fi completely… as he reveals that he'd love a role in 'Star Trek'.

[Star Trek star Scotty to have ashes shot into deep space]

Explaining to IGN that he's just like any other actor looking for work, the 30-year-old British actor explained that after his final episode, he's looking for work once more. "I go back to auditioning and trying to get a job," he explained. "Someone employ me."

Asked whether he'd be interested in playing a 'Star Trek' character, his response was certainly unambiguous…

"Yeah, I would JJ," he revealed… and then whispered behind his hand, "or Star Wars. So just putting it out there."

[Nichols 'so proud' of Star Trek]

Of course, he was quick to add that he loved the performance of fellow Brit, Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.

"Ben's kind of done the English villain now hasn't he? And he was great in it."

"I love Star Trek," he added. "And I love J.J. Abrams. What that man can do with a steady cam is amazing."

But will we see him join the ranks of the USS Enterprise anytime soon? It may sound like a dream come true to some Matt Smith fans… but I can't help thinking that's just never going to happen.

Do you think Matt Smith should join the crew of the USS Enterprise? Would you like to see him in the next 'Star Trek' movie? Let us know in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves Star Trek. His favourite captain is Jean-Luc Picard and his favourite ship is the Enterprise-E. He absolutely loved Star Trek Into Darkness and can't wait for the next movie. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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