Scanned from the Xmas Radio Times… and highlighted!
So there you go. Confirmation that Whopix was right.
Now, can all of you who told me I was wrong please form an orderly queue to post your apologies. Thank you.
Filed under Doctor Eleven, Fiftieth Anniversary, The Time of the Doctor
Tagged as doctor who, steven moffat, thirteen doctors
I think he’s saying 13th Doctor as shorthand – this is his 13th incarnation (and therefore “last”), but he’ll still be known as the 11th Doctor (in the non-TV world).
yup, agree totally with that, Steve. Just amuses me that, up until recently, nobody except a few thousand of us either knew or cared about a throwaway line from Engin in “The Deadly Assassin” back in 1976!
Hah! Yeah the Deadly Assassin has a lot to answer for. I always just assumed it was going to be hand-waved at some point (“I don’t know: 507 lives?”)
I have a small confession: despite regaining a love for Who in 1989 and my subsequent sadness at having the show cruely taken away… There was a small part of me that was a bit relieved when the Doctor walked off with Ace to unseen off-screen adventures. I thought, “well at least they won’t have to address that whole 13 lives thing!”
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