We think they’re talking about sonic screwdrivers… we hope.
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The Doctor, Doctor Who
Grounds for Firing: Yes, the Time Lord has generally done a good job cleaning up the various messes that can complicate time and space. Still, he’s slipped up more than a few times over the course of his lengthy career; that, combined with the fact that he’s nearing retirement age, (the franchise turns 50 in 2013) means that he should probably be eased out of the job fairly soon, before his skills really start to fail him.
Hired As: A real doctor, of course! Preferably as the GP in a picturesque English village, where he can diagnose ailments and nip out to the pub for a pint like any normal British country doc.
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We’ll go to the supermarket every night, get a sandwich, and trot home to learn lines. Sometimes we’ll phone each other and say: ‘How’s it going? Really badly? Me too. Do you want to come over and practise? I’m terribly fond of Karen - we’re good pals. I’ve learnt how to make her laugh during filming. I can say a word in a silly voice, and she’ll go. Karen can do it to me to. It’s that old Smith-Gillan banter - it’s become quite famous on set. -Matt Smith to Buzz Magazine