Is Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor about to meet his two previous Whoniverse incarnations in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who?
Recently it was announced that Doctor Who was filming in Lanzarote, with a tease from Who showrunner Steven Moffat that the Doctor was “returning to the scene of an old adventure.”
Of course, the speculation games began aplenty following this announcement. One of the most favored theory out there is that the Twelfth Doctor will revisit Pompeii. It sprang from another tease made by Moffat last year, when he said that Capaldi’s past appearances in the Whoniverse would not be ignored:
“I remember Russell [T Davies] told me that he had a big old plan as to why there were two Peter Capaldi’s in the Who universe: one in Pompeii and one in Torchwood. When I cast Peter and Russell got in touch to say how pleased he was, I said, ‘Okay, what was your theory and does it still work?” and he said, ‘Yes it does. Here it is…’
“We’ll play that one out over time. It’s actually quite neat.”
If you guys will recall, Capaldi played Caecilius (the pic above) in the second episode of Doctor Who's fourth season, “The Fires of Pompeii,” with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. He also played John Frobisher on Torchwood: Children of Earth.
So, does that mean that Moffat will actually address the fact that Capaldi did indeed make two previous appearances in the Whoniverse? Will Capaldi act with Capaldi?
This is somewhat supported by the fact that they are filming at the Volcán del Cuervo, aka the Raven’s Volcano, of which you can see a pic below.
Of course, there are other theories. One is that this story could be a followup to a Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) adventure that took place in 1984 called “Planet of Fire,” which saw Lanzarote being used both as itself as well as for the volcanic planet Sarn.
However, there are conflicting reports that the story will simply take place on the moon, with the rumored episode title “Kill the Moon.” But that just wouldn’t be as exciting, now, would it?
What do you guys think? Do you believe that we’ll get to see Capaldi come face to face with his two previous Whoniverse incarnations — or at the very least with Caecilius from “The Fires of Pompeii”?
(via Doctor Who TV)