Eleventh Doctor?

Sunday, June 29, 2008 9:35 | Filed in TV/Film

If they have managed to pull that one off without people finding out about it, I am impressed.

But I’ll have to wait for next week to see…

(Anyone with ‘insider’ knowledge is welcome to contact me. Go on, pretend you really know – I’ll publish the wackiest ideas after next week’s episode… however, I can quite clearly say that if they are changing Doctors next week, i’m not the eleventh doctor. Unless they’ve just not been in touch yet…or are we moving into valeyard territory a regeneration early?)

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15 Comments to Eleventh Doctor?

  1. JackP says:

    June 29th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    ..incidentally, my betting is that the doctor doesn’t regenerate, just that it somehow ‘puts him out of action’ for a while, as I think it’s too big a secret to easily keep — and then there’s the whole (now presumably ‘alleged’) stuff about Tennant being signed up to play the Doctor next year…

    Which would be disappointing — there’s a big part of me who loves Tennant in the role, but an even bigger part of me who would just be so impressed if they’ve managed to sort out a new doctor and keep it a secret…

  2. Seb Crump says:

    June 29th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    My thinking is similar to yours. I think that it’ll be a temporary Dr – remember they are 1 second out of synch with the rest of the universe – and I the ‘solution’ to save everything will be to somehow destroy this anomaly and then everything will be back to as it was… probably a cliff-hanger though, just to keep their options open.

  3. shof says:

    June 29th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Why not regenerate backwards for a one-off special (before he goes back to Tennant)? I’d love to see Paul McGann or even Tom Baker !!!

  4. night says:

    June 29th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    This seasons ‘multiple companion’ approach has worked well. Why does there need to be only one doctor? Who inforces the time-laws now that the timelords are gone? To my knowledge there is nothing to stop him crossing his tracks now.
    I’d also like to point out that Tennant is apparently contracted to play the doctor next year, in a few ‘specials’.
    There is talk of James Nesbitt as the new doctor, but others such as Robert Carlisle and Bill Nighy have also been linked.
    It’s a puzzler and such a great way to end an episode. This season has not been (in my opinion) as good as others and this will definitely have me and many others like me sat eyes wide in anticipation!

  5. Monty Park says:

    June 30th, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Let’s not forget that River Song wouldn’t have recognized the doctor if he regenerated in “Journey’s End.”

  6. JackP says:

    June 30th, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Monty – not necessarily – there might be some other way to recognise a timelord between regenerations (and let’s face it, there have been continuity problems in the Dr. Who universe before!) … although like I say, I don’t think it is a regeneration…

  7. DeBe says:

    June 30th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    When the doctor’s time lord daughter regenerated she stayed the same that plus the out of synch universe/parallel dimension stuff suggests that David Tennant is still the Doctor(plus of course he is highly unlikely to have gone without it being leaked ;)
    I love DT as the Doc and Donna as the assistant!

  8. ChipmunkOnKetamine says:

    June 30th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I recon his hand is going to be important, cause they kept showing it in the episode. I know ti often gets seen, but they kept focusing on it a lot more than normal… for anyone who doesn’t know what i’m talking about, the hand that the sycorax chopped off in his first episode, which he now keeps in a jar or liquid under the TARDIS control panel. Then again, I am used to watching things that are a lot more subtle than Dr Who, so I might be picking up on a coincudence.

  9. JackP says:

    June 30th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    @Chipmunk –
    that’s one of the theories I’d heard (and RTD doesn’t normally ‘sign’ things without a reason — I’d been waiting all series to find out what was up with the bees!) — I’d be very surprised if it’s not involved somehow as a plot device…

  10. Andrea says:

    July 4th, 2008 at 9:30 am


    I’ve heard a rumour that the regeneration goes wrong, resulting in the hand kept in torchwood AND the original Doctor both regenerating into Doctors played by David Tennant.

    That would explain David being kept on contract for the specials, wouldn’t it?….

  11. JackP says:

    July 6th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Well Andrea, I think you pretty much got it there … except it wasn’t so much a case of the regeration going wrong as being deliberately steered that way by the Doctor.

    …have to say the whole episode smelled of ‘cop out’ to me…

  12. Seb Crump says:

    July 7th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Interesting to see the replacements for Torchwood, but otherwise I agree it lacked something. The ending was far to easy an neat in many ways (the difficult bits felt entirely false). Also things missed, like the Dr’s clone/daughter thing – Jenny – she’s still alive, but wasn’t “one of the children of time”, but also why if the regen Dr that stayed with rose would die then because of the part-human thing then why wouldn’t Jenny. This is what you get when you mix in the sentiment with the trying-to-be-too-cleverness.

    However, do we think that Riversong is Rose and the Doctor’s daughter? because she said that he “looked much older” when she new him before. But how would she escape that now permanently sealed of parallel… hmmm.

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    January 3rd, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    matt smith!

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