“On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer a question will be asked—one that must never be answered. And Silence must fall when the question is asked.”
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Duoh! I forgot that David Tennant’s incarnation regenerated TWICE! In the two-part climax to Series 4 (The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End), the Doctor begins to regenerate after being shot by a Dalek. Having healed the injury however, he channels the remaining regeneration energy into his old severed hand, thus enabling him to regenerate without the customary change in appearance and personality. I guess I never thought that counted, but having achieved the essential purpose of regeneration, I guess it must have. Continue reading
The “War Doctor”, played by John Hurt, has been added into this iconic 50th Anniversary picture, between the Eighth and who we previously knew as the Ninth. So that’s that. Will the BBC update it again at Christmas???
And so here we are. The 50th Anniversary Special has been televised (gathering an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest ever simulcast of a TV drama, being broadcast in 94 countries simultaneously). It almost managed to melt the internet, thanks to Twitter erupting in a storm of fan commentary. Critical response has been almost universally rhapsodic (apart from the Daily Mail), though not without critique of specific aspects of the show. All in all, whatever you think of the show since its 2005 regeneration, and in particular whatever your views on the current custodian Steven Moffat, the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the worlds longest running science fiction series has been pretty much an unqualified success. Continue reading