DWM confirms it. Matt Smith is the Doctor’s final regeneration. Says so right on the cover. I’m very excited for this now.
ELEVEN IS THIRTEEN!!! ELEVEN IS THIRTEEN!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!
Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it?
he’s the final incarnation of the individual known as the Doctor, but not the thirteenth Doctor
I’m so confused I don’t understand????
Oh! because they’re supposed to reveal his name, right? So he won’t be “the Doctor” anymore, he’ll be whatever the fuck his name is.
Ok, here’s how my Doctor Who-watching friend explained it after she told me I was completely wrong;
"Well, Matt Smith’s the 11th actor to play the Doctor, and the Doctor has 13 lives total. John Hurt’s non-Doctor is one, and the other was in a David Tennant episode where he used up his regeneration energy (creating a second David Tennat. Cue Captain Jack: “…I can’t tell you what I’m thinking right now.”) without changing face.
So technically, though Matt Smith’s the 11th Doctor, he’s used up all the regeneration energy that would let him become someone else.”
And there you have it.
Then can I ask what the hell is going on with Capaldi?
Or did we forget about him?