Darren Franich
June 21, 2013 AT 05:28 PM EDT

Doctor Who star Matt Smith isn’t done playing the Doctor just yet. He’ll appear in the upcoming 50th anniversary special — alongside previous Time Lord David Tennant — before he films a sure-to-be-wrenching exit in the 2013 Christmas Special. Nevertheless, Smith did film a nice message for Doctor Who fans which feels like a farewell. (He recorded it in Detroit, where the actor is currently filming Ryan Gosling’s How To Catch A Monster.) Intriguingly, the video features prominent use of word cards. Watch the video:

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