Asked by Anonymous
The joke is that, if the rumors are true, since John Hurt would be the ninth incarnation, everybody would have missed the Ninth Doctor. I think that joke is stupid, but that’s me.
Just waiting, at this point, for people to ask why the Doctor didn’t recognize Clara as the woman who told him which TARDIS to steal.
Because it’s so hard to believe that he wouldn’t immediately recognize someone he met for fifteen seconds over a thousand years ago
So Clara seems to be the only new series companion who’s walked on the surface of Gallifrey, as well as the only companion ever who’s canonically met all on-screen incarnations of the Doctor.
Asked by Anonymous
Dear Clara Oswald:
I’ve been joking with my friends that the reason Clara keeps showing up in the Doctor’s life is probably something like “fell into a time hole”
Except now we’re four days out from the finale and it’s dawning on me that there’s an actual chance that’s what really happened
“Where am I?”
“You’re aboard the TARDIS. Wormholes acting up, I’m afraid, you fell right out of your universe and I caught you in mine. I’ll have you back in a jiff, though, give me five minutes.”
“I’m called the Doctor. And yourself?”
“Lieutenant Nyota Uhura of the Federation Starship Enterprise… What language are you speaking?”
“I suppose that depends. What language are you hearing?”
“English, with a received pronunciation British accent. But that’s not what you’re speaking.”
“How can you tell? I see you’ve got a Universal translator in your ear, brilliant technology, what’s it telling you?”
“Oh, it’s telling me you’re speaking English, but I know that’s not true. The sounds you’re making don’t match up to the movements of your mouth.”
“No one’s ever noticed that before, the TARDIS translation circuit is supposed to translate perfectly!”
“Most people can’t spot translated speech, but advanced xenolinguistics are my bread and butter.”
“Well, I like you, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura! Tell you what, before I send you back, take this with you.”
“A book I wrote. Mystery novel, very thrilling. Written in Old High Gallifreyan, so I’m the only person in this universe capable of reading it. Have fun with it.”
“It’ll take me a while, but I’m sure I can crack it.”
“There’s not a doubt in my mind. On your way, and make sure to credit me when you’re done translating it!”
I think it’s hilarious that both Doctor Who and Star Trek acknowledge that there’s too many contradictory things for them to take place in the same universe, and that Star Trek is a fictional series in the world of Doctor Who, but sometimes they still just say “fuck it” and do a crossover