8 Responses

  1. Polygonal_D
    Polygonal_D August 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm |

    Actually, taking into account how John Hurt is playing another incarnation of the Doctor between 8 and 9 means that Capaldi is the 13th.

  2. Aengus Fallon
    Aengus Fallon August 26, 2013 at 7:18 am |

    I’d be amazed if John Hurt was actually a Doctor since Rose didn’t die in “Doomsday”, Donna didn’t die in “Journey’s End”, “The Next Doctor” didn’t feature the next Doctor, Jenny from “The Doctor’s Daughter” wasn’t his daughter in the conventional sense and “The Name of the Doctor” didn’t reveal his name. Going on past evidence, he’s unlikely to be a Doctor.

  3. Topheh
    Topheh August 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm |

    Agreed. Hurt might not be a DOCTOR, in that Capaldi is the 12th iteration of this Time Lord to be called ‘Doctor’, but he has to count towards the total number of regenerations, making Capaldi the 13th iteration of the Time Lord.

    I mean, if the Doctor decided tomorrow that he was going to be ‘The Professor’ from now on, he wouldn’t get a new set of regenerations, right?

  4. SciFi Stream
    SciFi Stream August 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm |

    I think that all we have seen is a massive, WTF?! teaser at the end of the last episode. Some theories seem more likely than others, but I think we have to wait for the pay-off and the explanation of just who John Hurt’s “Doctor” is on November 23 before we can conclude that he’s 8.5, or True 9, and that Capaldi therefore must be 13.

    That may well end up being the case. But right now we’re guessing — as the writers intended!

  5. Riven Daniel
    Riven Daniel August 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm |

    Never mind that as far as the last rumour is concerned that within the canon its a proven fact that Time Lords arent limited to 12 regenerations. There are ways for them to regain a new set of regenerations, so by no means does a 13th Doctor mean the end of the series

  6. Bishnouf
    Bishnouf August 29, 2013 at 6:51 am |

    Technically, Capaldi IS the 13th Doctor, as John Hurt is the “real”
    ninth Doctor. He just didn’t deserve to be called the Doctor because of
    his double genocide during the Time War. So he’s the ninth incarnation
    but isn’t seen as a “Doctor” by his successors. Anyway, I never
    understood that fear about his ultimate regeneration, when it’s been
    shown a dazillion time in the show, that you can get extra regenerations
    ! The Master for example consumed all of his 13 lives and still was
    resurrected by the other Time Lords who gave him a whole new set of 12

  7. Splinge McGraw
    Splinge McGraw August 31, 2013 at 7:38 am |

    Also 10 regenerated into himself that time so wouldn’t that make Capaldi the 14th, already breaking the limit?

  8. Bristwenty
    Bristwenty September 12, 2013 at 9:37 am |

    Actually taking in to account john hurt and the regeneration that happened with the 10th doctor that resulted in the doctor donna, its already past 13 regenerations. and just because David didn’t change doesn’t mean he didn’t regenerate.