Eight Thoughts About Doctor Who: The Night Of The Doctor – SPOILERS

Eight seems appropriate don’t you think? So, have you watched The Night Of The Doctor yet? Go on, off you pop.

1. TOLDJA

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“I’m the Doctor. But probably not the one you were expecting.”

Well, he was the one we were expecting.

 

2. WIGGY NO MORE

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Paul McGann never liked the wig he had to wear in the Doctor Who TV Movie. Well, it looks like he had more say in his sclap this time round.

3. TIME LORD OR DALEK?

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“Who can tell the difference any more?”

Burn. In a Time War of course, civilisations can be raised or fallen in a split second – suddenly they never existed anymore. Lives can be rewritten, people erased, the cruellest attacks wiping out even the memory of someone. You can see why people might be upset., If they can remember why.

4. GENDER WHO?

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The Sisterhood of Karn and the Flame of Eternal Life from The Brain Of Morbius. “Man Or Woman”? I think after Peter Capaldi, we can start taking bets that the next Doctor will be female. They have been brought back for a reason. Steven Moffat does that. As a result of whatever deal he has to do with the Sisterhood to extend his lifespan.

5. PAUL MCGANN COUNTS

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He’s great on the audio. This shows he’s still great on the TV. He’s not doing much right now. You know, if they ever wanted a new spinoff Doctor Who show now that Torchwood has dropped off the face of the Earth… how about Doctor Who: The Semi-Early Years?

6. “CHARLIE, C’RIZZ, LUCY, TAMSIN, MOLLY”

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All characters in the Big finish audio dramas. Are they canon now? In that case… no, that’s a long and dangerous road to travel…

7. THE LOOK OF WAR

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That shot of Hurt… is that from Crime And Punishment?

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8. WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

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So he’s the War Doctor. So we get to count One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, War, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve? That is if the second Tennant doesn’t count as well and instead we get One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, War, Nine, Ten, Ten Again, Eleven, Twelve? And where does the Valeyard fit? But for those who swore that Bleeding Cool was wrong, and that the Paul McGann Doctor didn’t regenerate into the Hurt Insert, thanks for playing. House wins.

 

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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