The Star Rumours Daleks

Gutter tabloid The Star reckons that the Eleventh Doctor Who Matt Smith will be plunged straight into a battle with the Daleks in his very first adventure.

Throwing the Doctor into a showdown with the Daleks would be an interesting return to the very first regeneration of the show, when Second Doctor Patrick Troughton encountered the Daleks in his very first adventure, a tactic that confirmed his true succession to the role.

Given the potential for “reset button pressing” among the wild End of Tennant Days rumours circulating on the web, pitching a new Doctor against the Daleks could prove interesting.

A source claimed: “Fans may take a while to get used to Matt as the Doctor so it makes sense to have him fight his most famous enemies.”

Not only that but some bad reporting – well below the scope of the Hack of the Week Award – suggests that the TARDIS is set for a radical new blue colour scheme, with white on the windows.

Slightly reminiscent of an actual police box, then…

Indeed, some fans might take 45 minutes – 90 at a stretch – to get used to the new Doctor. It’s called regeneration, a key element of Doctor Who since 1966.

I’d suggest if they don’t like the new Doctor, they switch off or start a new Cult of Tennant with weekly readings and prayer – general worship of the kind done by an increasingly large sector of alleged Doctor Who fans who are in fact sex-starved refugess from Nerdistan and can’t tell an Axon from a Krynoid.

Christian Cawley

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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