Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode is going to change Who lore

Posted on 11 November 2013
By James McAllister
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Doctor Who, the worlds longest running science fiction series, has been saved from its own lore by the shows writer’s.

Peter Capaldi is due to take over from Matt Smith as the twelfth incarnation of the doctor. But, as fans of the show will know, the Doctor can only regenerate up to 12 times.

However, show writers have come forward and announced this will not be the end of the Doctor. The show’s writer Stephen Moffat claims to have the perfect story line that will assure another 12 incarnations of the Doctor ‘securing the 100th anniversary.’

Reports that John Hunt will appear in the Doctor Who TV special Day of the Doctor, has lead to many fans asking how Moffat intends to bend the Whovian lore, to accommodate Hunt into the story.

Moffat has admitted that the storyline is set to feature in the Day of the Doctor TV special and tells of his excitement to include John Hurt into such an integral part of the Who mythology.

He said: “With John Hurt we have some serious acting royalty and that was the intent of John’s character.

“The story focuses on the most important thing that ever happened to the Doctor. This should be the first step on the next journey ”

The role that Hunt will play in this all important storyline remains a closely guarded secret, but current Doctor Matt Smith has revealed that the special episode will have fans in stitches as Smith’s Doctor and previous the Doctor, played by David Tennant, posture and bicker.

He said “it’s funny to see them bicker a bit then come back and check each other out – there’s a bit of posturing.”

Day of the Doctor is due to air November 23.