June 02, 2013

Peak Doctor

So word is that Matt Smith is giving up his sonic screwdriver and the Doctor is going to undergo another body shift.

I recall that it was canon that Time Lords can only have 13 bodies. Matt Smith is the 11th.

...a Time Lord can regenerate 12 times, for a total of 13 incarnations.

We're running out of bodies here. Only two more, and then we have a crisis on our hands. Obviously we need to stop burning Doctors for fuel, and switch to a renewable Doctor source. Sustainability, kids, sustainability!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Entertainment at 09:23 AM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 Ah, but The Master has circumvented that on a number of occasions, and considering that River Song has given up all of her regens to save The Doctor, there's really no way of knowing how many he has.

Heck, in an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures (which I quite enjoyed, actually!), the Doctor says he can regenerate 507 times... he might have been kidding, though.

Either way, I've put too much thought into this already.

Posted by: Wonderduck at June 02, 2013 10:00 AM (lpH3d)

2 'The Five Doctors' established that you could give additional regenerations to a Time Lord who used up all of his/her original 13.  Of course, one of the ways went up with the rest of the Time Lords, but there is precedent for getting around that limit.

Posted by: cxt217 at June 02, 2013 10:01 AM (g3DaF)

3 Doctor Fracking, eh?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 02, 2013 10:21 AM (+rSRq)

4 Yea verily all these many decades ago, when they first set the limit at 12, who would have seriously considered the possibility that they would actually encounter that limit?

Truly an impressive run.

Posted by: Jeremy Bowers at June 02, 2013 10:28 AM (HLJkh)

5 Worse...we're coming up on

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at June 02, 2013 05:16 PM (F7DdT)

6 OOOH I just won the Chizumatic lottery!

There's an animated girl doing pushups...to the extent that her bosom will allow.

I'm on a roll here! should go buy a lottery ticket!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at June 02, 2013 05:18 PM (F7DdT)

7 Actually  Or not.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 02, 2013 07:49 PM (PiXy!)

8 Personally, I don't count the American-made one, the one they call the 8th, I think.

Posted by: Mauser at June 02, 2013 09:00 PM (cZPoz)

9 @Pixy,

Another possibility:

Posted by: Siergen at June 03, 2013 06:11 AM (Ao4Kw)

10 Siergen:
Mauser - he is explicitly canon according to the new series, though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 04, 2013 12:04 AM (PiXy!)

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