To give even more leeway, the "revelations" of Series 12 were given so broadly it would take almost no effort to write/rewrite/invalidate them; The "story" is simply not completed. (And I say that impartially; Regardless of what you think of it, you simply can't say "It's definitely THIS" about it. Too many "We don't know" and "That isn't clear" answers.)Dalekoddjob wrote: ↑Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:06 pmTo be fair the character we know as the Doctor came to be as a resultof being on gallifrey, so technically its correct.Neon Wolf wrote: ↑Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:57 pmThis whole era feels like a first draft on paper and a first take on camera, the amount of oversight and disregard of continuity is astonishing.Spannerintheworks wrote: ↑Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:15 pm
Oof, that really does resonate....
She didn't really blink about someone else blowing themselves up or blowing up the Master (who the show has gone through pains 10 years previously to illustrate means something to the Doctor too), or all other life on Gallifrey (which has pretty disturbing ramifications that are just being glossed over) to just run away and save herself. Bluntly; Running away and saving themselves at others' expense? Maybe the Doctor has no business criticizing Jack Robertson - they both do the same cowardly thing.
It's on Chibnall in both instances, so given the frankly shocking and poor writing, I guess one more body count (er, TARDIS count) is no big thing to our resident sociopath.
On a side note I had a chuckle watching 'Beat the Chasers' on ITV earlier as one of the questions was 'On what planet was the Doctor born' and the 'correct' answer was 'Gallifrey' which obviously got retconned last season.
Whether that is an attempt to push the Doctor back into "Doctor Who?" territory and intended to be left ambiguous, a developing narrative with more twists and turns around the corner, or half-baked writing effort it still stands that we have no definitive answer. (I honestly feel it's a bit of all 3.)
Side note: There's a pretty substantial wager in multiple forums that ultimately there will be some level of deception with the Master involved: Not a full retcon (but see, even THAT works with the given narrative - nothing actively conflicts with it) but some equally great issue/reveal. And if this is not an attempt to restore "mystery" a la the series' title, I have to admit the way all this is done certainly lends itself to intentional misdirection ("It could be THAT.....but it could also be THIS" type of thing.)