Thursday, 24 July 2014

Moffat: Doctor Who Numbering Doesn’t Make Sense

This will probably come as no surprise to Doctor Who fans, but Steven Moffat doesn't believe in your Doctor numbering system. Moffat introduced the War Doctor in last November’s 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, which threw off fans’ unofficial system, which has William Hartnell as the “First Doctor,” Patrick Troughton as the “Second,” etc. Moffat says of this system:
“You are all wrong! He has never called himself the anything-th Doctor in the show." 
 “If the Doctor was a real person and walked in here, and you said, 'Which incarnation are you?' he’d have to think, just as you’d have to think about how many houses you’ve lived in. He never thinks of himself as a numbered Doctor. The Twelfth Doctor means the twelfth actor to have played the lead in Doctor Who. That’s all it means. There is no such character as the Twelfth Doctor and never has been." 
What do you think of this comment? Does he have a point or is this only a papering-over of the confusion he’s caused? Leave a comment!

[Source: RadioTimes]