Chesscub wrote:Well Whovians do give a shit...
That doesn't mean that Moffat does! The fans don't write the story or decide what needs to be explained and what doesn't. This wouldn't be the first aspect of the old series just brushed away without explanation.
...and will expect an explanation. Considering it's what drove the Master for a number of episodes in the original series, it was not a minor plot point. And considering the Valeyard was supposed to be the Doctor's 13th and final incarnation in Trial of a Time Lord as well.
These are all plot points from the old series that have never once been mentioned in the new series, like the Doctor being half human.
Not saying that they will ignore it, just that they totally could if they wanted to.
Remember, if they do
put some kind of excuse into the show so that the limit no longer applies that will be the first time that half the audience have even heard of the limit. It will be a case of them saying, 'Oh yeah, the Doctor only has 13 regenerations. Oh yeah and now he doesn't.' They'd have to establish that it's a thing before they established that it wasn't a thing any more.
They could do that, it might even make for an interesting story. They could also just ignore it like a tie-in novel. I'll worry about the limit when the show even bothers to bring it up at all.
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