Comments on: The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: “The Night of the Doctor” Responses to Media and Culture Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:35:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sharaz Jerk Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:00:23 +0000 Nitpick alert. Its “Big Finish,” not “Big Fish.” Also: “The revelation that he’s an in-between Doctor has disrupted the significantly important numbering system…” Why is this “significantly important?” I suppose the disruption can be seen as important, but as Moffat says, The Doctor doesn’t go around calling himself “the 11th Doctor.” The disruption also seems part of a significant and important larger plan. Since the Doctor has “12 regenerations” (stated in 1976’s “The Deadly Assassin”), and with the addition if Hurt’s #9 and Tennant’s diverted metacrisis regen, Smith is… 13, or the end of the road. That this has been snuck into the story is pretty fun, and helps to confuse things even more, which is good! The show needs surprises, and especially ones that come at the expense of “significantly important” yet unexamined bits of lore.