Friday, June 7, 2013

The Next Doctor.. sort of..

This post is kind of spoilery about the latest stuff known about Doctor Who..
So, if you're a fan and you're not up-to-date, skip it.
And if you really don't care for Doctor Who, skip it.

So here's what we know, or what we think we know:
* Clara has become The Impossible Girl, but is still appearing in the next season somehow.
* John Hurt is probably some regeneration that We Don't Talk About from the past, between 8 and 9. Possibly the Shalka Doctor?
* Matt Smith is leaving the show after the Christmas Special.

Here is what I want to happen:

At the end of the Christmas Special, the Eleventh Doctor dies. But they don't show him regenerating.
Cut immediately to the Eighth Doctor -- special guest star Paul McGann -- regenerating into John Hurt.
John soon encounters Clara Oswald, although yet another incarnation who is a stranger to the Doctor.
What ensues is the darkest, grittiest season of the show yet. We see the Time War. We see the atrocities committed by Doctor 8.5, as Clara tries desperately to stop him and keep him under control.
During this season we HATE the Doctor. He is a villain in the extreme. Maybe he even uses a different name. We see Time Lords dying. Maybe his own family. Maybe an encounter where The Master is portrayed as the good guy.
And then, as the darkness of the Time War comes to a close, the John Hurt doctor finally meets his death after a single season, regenerating into special guest star Christopher Eccleston.

Then we fade back to the "present time", where Eleven is in his death throes, and begins regenerating into.. someone new, but that's not important right now.

How does that sound?


  1. Kinda miserable. Like, "why would people who enjoy watching the show currently called 'Doctor Who' tune in to watch this" miserable.

  2. I would totally watch this!
    I love "backstory" in general, and I enjoy the darker episodes of the modern Who more than the silly ones.
    There are always hints of the Doctor being non-heroic despite claiming to be the good guy, and now we've seen him admit to a specific dark time that even he wants to forget. I want to see what happened in excruciating detail.
    Then we can get back to the episodes where we root for the Doctor and he always wins.

    There's only so much "Hi, I'm the Doctor -- *sonic screw driver bzweeeep* -- I just solved your problems! Allons-y!" you can do.


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