Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

Well… that was no Robots of Sherwood. We've all just seen the Doctor Who finale, The Timeless Children, over in the UK. And let's say, while it answered some questions it asked others, and left some important ones dangling, by rewriting the history of the Doctor – and the Time Lords entirely.

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

We met Tecteun, the first space-faring Gallifreyan – or Shobogan I suppose now – who finds a child by a portal from another universe.

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

Who she takes to Gallifrey and who dies there….

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

…, only to regenerate.

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

The first ever regeneration – on Gallifrey at least.

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

And who then, under the study of Tectaune, regenerated again and again.

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

The Doctor's regeneration cycle is not fixed to twelve (plus Time Lord additions).

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

 

Tonight's Doctor Who Rewrites The Entire History Of The Show (Spoilers)

The First Doctor was not the First Doctor, indeed we saw several more of them tonight, male and female, of different ethnic origins.

 

The Doctor was many more – and indeed, was originally a female black child too. The Doctor's own genes are behind the Time Lord's origins, and their ability to regenerate, even as the Doctor was forced to be a child again, her memories erased. It's all her – even the Master – and it also restores much of the mystery of the Doctor. Who is she? We don't know – and we never knew.

Doctor Who? Haven't a clue. Never did. And there are lots more of her out there…

CAST & CREW

The Doctor Jodie Whittaker
Graham O'Brien Bradley Walsh
Ryan Sinclair Tosin Cole
Yasmin Khan Mandip Gill
Ashad Patrick O'Kane
Ravio Julie Graham
Yedlarmi Alex Austin
Ethan Matt Carver
Bescot Rhiannon Clements
Tecteun Seylan Baxter
Solpado Kirsty Besterman
Fakout Barack Stemis
Voice of the Cybermen Nicholas Briggs
Cyberman Matthew Rohman
Cyberman Simon Carew
Cyberman Jon Davey
Cyberman Richard Highgate
Cyberman Richard Price
Cyberman Mickey Lewis
Cyberman Matthew Doman
Cyberman Paul Bailey
Director Jamie Magnus Stone
Executive Producer Matt Strevens
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
Series Producer Nikki Wilson
Writer Chris Chibnall

 

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