It’s been a big week for Doctor Who. With the announcement that Steven Moffat will be taking the reigns of producer after Russell T Davies departs and the arrival of part one of what has been called the new series’ finest story… the rumors below could trump all of these events.
(Hint: two of the rumors are false, the rest are true)
River Song sometimes shows The Doctor a little respect and asks him about erasure.
The Shadows have a proper vocalist that’s not Cliff Richard.
Doctor Moon challenges someone to a game of chess on which millions of lives depend.
The Shadows take hold of River Song’s diary and coerce The Doctor into using a gun because of what they discover.
A Gareth Gates-style affliction prevents Cupid from firing his arrow.
(Gates suffers from a stutter much the same way that Tennant’s Doctor finds difficulty in expressing his true feelings)
River Song tells The Doctor that he is not The Doctor.
The little girl destroys every idiot’s lantern to prevent the shadows seeping into present day Earth.
A familiar female face from the past returns to give Donna some advice.
Donna ties a very important knot.
The Doctor is stunned by something River Song whispers in his ear.
Given that this version of The Doctor has behaved in more of a ‘non -Doctor’ way than any past incarnation except maybe Doctor #6, I am crossing my fingers that the big revelation of the program as a whole will be that this is not really The Doctor at all, leaving Moffat a blank slate to start from. Sure, it may sting as a plot device and be very crass to the fans… but hasn’t the series as a whole been doing week to week?
Only time will tell, I suppose.