With everyone talking about Doctor Who at the minute – and why would you not? – former Doctor Peter Davison seems to have become a bit of a spokesman for the show and this week he’s been chatting about the elephant in the room… the Doctor’s regenerations which basically mean that after the next Doctor, Peter Capaldi, hands over the reigns to another actor, the Doctor will have lived out all his lives.
Well, worry not, because it seems that the BBC and Stephen Moffat are aware of ‘problem’ and are already working on a way around it. True Whovians will remember that in the 1976 episode The Deadly Assassin (written by Robert Holmes) it was established that Timelords can only regenerate 12 times… so in other words there can only be 13 Doctors and Capaldi is number 12.
Well, Davison, according to the Telegraph, has said that it is something Moffat is already working around: “I know people are worried about it, but I think there will be a way around that rule,” Davison assures me. “I know that Steven has put in the groundwork already in an episode so that there can be more.”
Hmmmmmm… already set the groundwork, eh? There’s one for the fans to ponder…