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Stephen Moffat addresses the question of if we met The Doctor’s mother last year…

May 25th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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So a fan has asked a question that a few of us have been wondering about Doctor Who…

In last year’s finale, The Doctor returns to Gallifey and, more sepcifically, to a barn we saw in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.

While he’s there he speaks to an elderly lady played by Lnda Broughton, and several people have wodnering of the lady was releated to him. In fact, many thought she may have been his mum.

In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, showrunner Stephen Moffat was asked who she was and Moffat replied predictably enigmatically: “We’ve no idea who she is, nor should we. But a quick glance at the evidence, would remind you that the Doctor is a ‘high born Gallifreyan’ so that would seem unlikely. So what was he doing in that barn, and who were those people? The Doctor won’t tell me. It’s almost like that nameless wanderer in time and space likes a bit of mystery…

“Oh, it’s funny, writing stuff about the Doctor’s past. You always have to leave options – you can’t be definitive. Or at least that’s how I feel about it. I like the audience to have a choice… I keep saying, Head Canon is important, because that’s where the show really happens: in the hearts and minds of all the people watching.”

Did you think the old lady was The Doctor’s mum? Let us know your thoughts…

Source: Cultbox

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….