There is a spoiler photo making the rounds. A photo of David Tennant in costume as Ten and two other actors. This is about that photo.
One of the two actors is John Simm. The other is Timothy Dalton, from James Bond. Yes, I am serious! John is looking rather blond. And Dalton is looking rather Time Lordly. Now...those familiar with the essentials of the pony theory know that the Master is crucial to the idea that the Doctor can switch bodies. In order to make the metacrisis something ordinary to Time Lords...we need the Master. I imagine lots of you remember why...but just to recap in a way that addresses the fanboys who are all over Gallifrey returning.
Okay...that could still be the storyline...Gallifrey returns. Dalton plays one of the major Time Lords...or the Doctor's father...or Rassilon...or the Valeyard. It's all very possible that any sort of situation could be coming up here. But the salient point is...the MASTER. Wasn't he cremated, for the third time? He died in the Doctor's arms...but...wait...he's not dead. Of course, I know that keeps happening. Nobody is surprised that the Master isn't really, truly dead, but only MOSTLY dead. :snickering over the Humperdinck reference: But how? How does the Master keep on surviving after death?
Well...mostly...he gets a new body.
We know this. It is canon. It is canon from the Keeper of Trakken and from the Doctor Who Movie with Eight...and from Last of the Time Lords. The Time Lords have a way of transferring a consciousness from one body to another...and after they do that, the same man goes on. Again, we have to ask, if the John Simm Master meets the Anthony Ainley Master...are they the same man? Yes, they are. Even though they actually have different bodies...not just regenerated bodies...they are totally different species.
So...isn't it also possible that the Doctor...can do this body switch, too? That the body currently with Rose...is the Doctor's new body? Eleven is trapped in that body. He's the proper Doctor. The next Doctor. He should be going on with his adventures...but, for some reason, Ten is going on with the regenerative body.
There's been some talk about Dalton playing the Doctor's father. Another famous actor has, it is rumored, been cast as the Doctor's mother. But what if, among Time Lords, reproduction is like a metacrisis? What if Dalton (the mythical OTHER) gives some cellular tissue and a regeneration...and his beloved gives some cellular material and a regeneration...and VOILA...new Time Lord? I think we saw this happen with Ten and Donna. They kept going on about how Ten and Donna were not married. And yet, they perform an act of procreation together. They reproduce. In like Gum On Your Shoe...I point out that Ten 2 is actually the child of Ten and Donna.
This is a complex idea...because it depends on something going wrong with a process we don't fully understand...Metacrisis. I don't believe the Doctor intended to involve Donna in the process. I do believe the Master intended to involve Lucy Saxon in HIS process though. Because for all of this to be properly explained...we need to reference two things. 1) We need to see that the Master is still alive...and he needs to explain how he did that...how he was in two places at once...and switched his consciousness to a new body. 2) We need to see how Time Lords reproduce...how the Doctor came to be in the first place...to let us understand that he can go to Rose...and also go on...and still be THE DOCTOR!
This photo...addresses both of those needs. Basically, both Simm and Dalton appear in flashbacks. One showing how the Master Metacrisis worked...and one showing how the Doctor came into being in the first place. And so...the Pony is still alive and well.
Doctor Who Spoiler Photo Circulating...A Pony Discussion, of course!
June 16th, 2009