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Published on August 13th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

Son of Who?

If the following is true, then hold on to your hats because we could be about to enter a bizarre new era of Doctor Who fandom…

Entertainmentwise.com claim that the Doctor has a son a-floating around the universe. Fair enough, you might say… but:

At the end of the next series, featuring David Tennant and new sidekick Freema Agyeman, the Doctor will reveal that he has a son somewhere in the universe.

A source told the tabloid: “Everyone knows that Time Lord’s have 13 lives and then that’s it, they finally die. Since there are only two regenerations left, the BBC need a plan to make sure the show can carry on.

“So the only way to stop Doctor Who from being killed off completely is by bringing on a successor. Last year it was hinted that the Doctor had a child following a doomed love affair with someone from a forgotten planet.”

We should probably all relax for the time being, but beware… Doctor Who does not need a son to “continue his travels”. He is the last Time Lord. The whole 13 lives nonsense – which hasn’t been mentioned once since the show returned – is made irrelevant by several simple getout clauses, the most obvious being that as there is no Gallifrey and no Council of Time Lords, there is no control over how long a Time Lord can keep regenerating.

Alternatively, this could all be silly season supposition.

Cause there’s more – thanks to the bastion of truth that is UK tabloid The Sun, Doctor Who actor David Tennant has taken to flashing his co-star Freema Agyeman.

Open-coated David Tennant appeared to be flashing more than his acting talent yesterday during filming in Cardiff.

It was the first time Freema, 27, who replaces Billie Piper as the Timelord’s sidekick, has been snapped on set with him.

Fan Morgan Eagles, 24, said: “They seemed quite flirty.”

Finally on a much more serious note, actress Helen Griffin (Mrs Moore in Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel) has been arrested along with 5 others for protesting against the conflict in Lebanon, reports Indymedia. Not one for letting my political leanings get in the way of K, lets hope Helen was treated well and that her message was understood by those that matter.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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