This article contains a potential spoiler for this year’s Christmas episode!
Steven Moffat may have revealed where the Doctor’s next regeneration will take place. Writing in the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine, the show supremo says:
Pretty soon [Peter Capaldi] will arrive and he’ll be whisked off to begin the trip of a lifetime, probably wondering what it will be like, where it will take him, and how long it will last. And about then, Matt Smith will be standing in his TARDIS for the very last time, with his eyes on the studio door – because about to step through is a Scottish actor, dressed as him.
Does this mean we’re in for another TARDIS-based regeneration scene? It may sound that way, although he could well have just been talking in general terms about Matt’s departure, and we shouldn’t forget Moffat’s self-confessed capacity for dissembling when it comes to future storylines.
Elsewhere Moffat has spoken about the new Doctor’s first scene following the regeneration:
It’s utterly bonkers! He still thinks he’s Matt Smith, but he looks like he’s Peter Capaldi. He’s adjusting to who he is. It’s a transitional phase.
What do you think? Once more with feeling in the console room – or a secret location yet to be revealed?