I tried so hard not to spoil myself by looking at any promo pics or the trailer but I was too weak…I caved as soon as I accidentally saw a few screenshots from the trailer on Instagram. Seeing a picture of Ten and Eleven comparing sonics, ( no it’s not a euphemism for anything, they were comparing their sonic screwdrivers), made me hunt down that trailer so that I could watch the whole thing. I mean come on, how can you stay strong when you see this…and yes, Eleven’s IS bigger than Ten’s…now get your dirty mind out of the gutter!
And then came the search for any and all promo pics.
I am a little disappointed that we’re not going to see Ten AND Rose like I was hoping we would. I really wanted it to be Rose & Ten when they were together. We all know that rose is in it, but judging by all the pictures I’ve seen she doesn’t seem to be there as a companion, maybe she’s the Bad Wolf, or some other version of herself. I keep wondering why she’s in rags and is it even Rose?
When you look at the pictures with both Rose & Ten, which aren’t many, it’s obvious that he isn’t aware of her presence. It’s a little sad because it seems like the events of The Day of The Doctor take place after Journey’s End, when he leaves Rose with the meta-crisis Doctor, Ten II.
I still have my fingers crossed. I want to see Ten’s reaction when he sees Rose again, Eleven’s reaction too. The Doctor after all is still the same man, and Rose is his soul-mate.
There are other questions running through my mind, questions I hope Steven Moffat has answers to. One of those questions is that if John Hurt is the 9th incarnation of The Doctor, meaning Nine us really Ten and Ten is really Eleven and so on, then why didn’t Nine (Christopher Eccleston) recognize Rose in the first episode of the reboot? Clearly he’s met her here…or can he not see her?
That’s enough rambling for now…whatever the answers are and however the 50th anniversary special plays out I’m still excited to have my Doctor back. Even if it is only for a little over an hour.Just look at how adorable he looks when he’s playing with one of his timey wimey devices:
And finally, if you haven’t already seen The Night of the Doctor which is the prequel to The Day of the Doctor, aka the one where Eight regenerates into John Hurt then here it is!