Doctor Who: A Series 8 Rumor Round-Up
Yes, it's a fan trailer. I don't care. It's brilliant!
In addition to being my favorite show of all time, Doctor Who has re-introduced me to something I'd forgotten I loved since back in the day when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was on the air. Namely, rumors. I love trolling the internet for glimpses of things to come.
With August still painfully two months away I thought I'd dig for some of the most badass possibilities that has been mentioned or leaked so far. Possible spoilers ahead, but possibly not. Here's what we may know about the first round of Peter Capaldi's adventures in the Tardis.
The Return of River Song
Alex Kingston's last appearance as a data ghost in "The Name of the Doctor" seems to put her likelihood of continuing to be a part of the show fairly low. However, with time travel you can't rule anything out. Steven Moffat himself has said there's no reason not to bring River back if a proper story calls for it, but also said in the same interview that he's happy with the ending he's given her so far. On the other hand, Alex Kingston apparently believes there is more River coming.
The Return of the War Doctor
John Hurt's brilliant performance as the lost incarnation of The Doctor between McGann and Eccleston was widely praised after the 50th anniversary special. Still, no one really expects to see the 74-year-old actor return to expand on his performance. Perhaps a younger man will portray the initial regeneration briefly seen in "Night of the Doctor", but Hurt? I doubt it.
Or maybe not. Hurt sent a since deleted tweet congratulating Peter Capaldi on his casting, and hinting that he looked forward to working with him on the show. Granted, that is flimsy evidence, but between the War Doctor's upcoming novel and his gradually increasing appearances in comics it's possible that Hurt may not be as finished as we thought.
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