The Next is The One

In pleasant ignorance, I escaped the fact that it’s Children in Need night, until 5 minutes ago, when the first two minutes of The Next Doctor popped into my RSS feed.

A quick look at the costume that Mr Morrisey is wearing and I was convinced that he will be the new Doctor.

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4 thoughts on “The Next is The One

  1. Hmmm, I suspect the same video popped up in my RSS feed, too. 🙂

    I was reminded of a Big Finish story, Colin Baker’s Doctor, if I recall correctly, in which the Doctor encounters an imposter Doctor. Morrisey’s completely pompous, “the one, the only, the best…” struck me more as someone impersonating the Doctor.

    Of course, the Cybermen are from an alternate universe, who’s to say there isn’t an alternate Time Lord.

  2. Hmmm, I suspect the same video popped up in my RSS feed, too. 🙂

    I was reminded of a Big Finish story, Colin Baker’s Doctor, if I recall correctly, in which the Doctor encounters an imposter Doctor. Morrisey’s completely pompous, “the one, the only, the best…” struck me more as someone impersonating the Doctor.

    Of course, the Cybermen are from an alternate universe, who’s to say there isn’t an alternate Time Lord.

  3. Yes, that’s The One Doctor and Christopher Biggins is Banto Zane, that imposter. The STARDIS was the teleport they’ve faked up to appear like… a portaloo (the “dematerialisation” sound effects being one of the funniest of the many gags).

    Evidence for:

    The simlarity of the title “The [One/Next] Doctor”

    The original was essentially a BF Christmas Panto, this will be a Christmas Special

    Banto-like pomp & overdone costume

    Fake looking Cyberman equivalent to the Skelloid non-threat

    Evidence against:

    Gareth Roberts is not co-writing even though he is collaborating on one of the specials.

    If I’m right I hope it’s not too similar to The One Doctor because he will struggle to better it… Though I doubt they could realise the shelves of infinity on TV! “Enough talk of this foolish Earth pan!”

    Come to think of it, I guess RTD has borrowed from it before, since Bad Wolf was not the first time The Weakest Link had been used in Doctor Who…

    With regard to alternative universes, I thought (but can’t find the quote, so maybe I imagined it) that RTD said there aren’t alternate Time Lords…

  4. Yes, that’s The One Doctor and Christopher Biggins is Banto Zane, that imposter. The STARDIS was the teleport they’ve faked up to appear like… a portaloo (the “dematerialisation” sound effects being one of the funniest of the many gags).

    Evidence for:

    • The simlarity of the title “The [One/Next] Doctor”
    • The original was essentially a BF Christmas Panto, this will be a Christmas Special
    • Banto-like pomp & overdone costume
    • Fake looking Cyberman equivalent to the Skelloid non-threat

    Evidence against:

    • Gareth Roberts is not co-writing even though he is collaborating on one of the specials.

    If I’m right I hope it’s not too similar to The One Doctor because he will struggle to better it… Though I doubt they could realise the shelves of infinity on TV! “Enough talk of this foolish Earth pan!”

    Come to think of it, I guess RTD has borrowed from it before, since Bad Wolf was not the first time The Weakest Link had been used in Doctor Who…

    With regard to alternative universes, I thought (but can’t find the quote, so maybe I imagined it) that RTD said there aren’t alternate Time Lords…

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