Doctor Who rumours have a way of catching fire and ripping up space and time. Often, there’s nothing to them. Sometimes, there is.
I expect the following may have very little substance to them, but they’re interesting, and the pace with which they’ve come around and again and again through my e-mail inbox of Twitter feed makes them just a little exciting.
And, hey, Doctor Who is back… in just a few minutes. So let’s have fun.
Rumour One: David Tennant will appear in tonight’s episode, The Bells of Saint John.
I’m not so sure about this. The episode has been screened or made available to plenty of the press, and some have said, pretty clearly, there’s no Tennant. So it will need a different edit for broadcast. I don’t buy it.
Rumour Two: Rose Tyler has already returned. In fact, she was in the prequel minisode for The Bells of Saint John.
Here’s the evidence, as culled from Tumblr.
The young Rose, chased by Mickey and then a quick look at a younger Jackie Tyler? Well, even if it was a coincidence, the fandom has given Moffat something to work with now.
Rumour three: Tennant won’t be playing the Doctor
Nowhere in the Doctor Who Magazine story does it say who David Tennant – or, for that matter, Billie Piper – will be playing in the 50th special. As a result, some believe this casting isn’t quite what it may at first seem.
Others expect Tennant will be playing the alternative, one-hearted Doctor last seen in Rose’s last “proper” episode. Others still just assume he’ll be playing The Doctor.
I expect it’s one of the last two, most likely The Tenth himself. But we don’t know. Yet.
Rumour four: John Hurt is the new Master.
There’s probably no more to this than fanwishery. But we’ll see.
Stay tuned for our Bells of Saint John live blog, coming up very soon here at Bleeding Cool…