My idea about the background for the controversial sequence when the supposed earlier incarnations of the Doctor flash by, is that the Doctor was first an agent of the Time Lords, who sent him on numerous dangerous missions. During these missions he regenerated seven times, wearing a total of eight different faces. It was also during this time period he fathered children, eventually resulting in his granddaugher Susan. Due to making a decision counter to his orders as an agent his memory was selectively wiped and he was given a new set of regenerations. But eventually he rebelled and escaped Gallifrey as the William Hartnell Doctor, stealing a Tardis he now barely remembered how to pilot, and taking his granddaughter with him.
As the now free-roaming Doctor (his former agent code name) he is sometimes contacted or controlled by his former Time Lord bosses when nobody else is deemed suitable (or expendable) for certain missions, and though no longer an agent, he's still sent into these missions.
The 1st doctor pictured above was portrayed by director Christopher Barry in "The Brain of Morbius."
I would call Jodie’s run as wobbl, but has produced some of my favorite episodes of the modern era. A lot of what I think doesn’t work comea down to Chibnall and his lack of world building abilities. hes great at character studies, but that doesn’t always work for Doctor WHO. Rosa, Demons of the Punjab and It Takes You Away are brilliant. It Takes you Away instantly reminded me Douglas Adams and I’m glad I’m not alone in that. The One with Tesla I got a huge kick out of.
The Timeless Child stuff, was gonna happen. Somebody was gonna go back to the Morbius Doctors and it just happened to be Chibnall. I don’t have a problem with the Doctor having a secret life before Hartnell, The Time Lords have always been dicks and Having the Doctor getting his mind erased and sent out to pasture is something the time lords would do. I am a firm believer of Season 6B, but I think the CIA erased all of that.
The Timeless Child uses the Other, but over simplifies the story. A lot can be explained away, Jo Martin Certainly peaked my interest. I don’t think her TARDIS is THE TARDIS. It’s just a coincidence and took the appearance of a police box. I also think it was moved there, didn’t just show up on that spot.
When it comes to Canon, even classic WHO would drop all sorts of stuff that broke the show. I recently rewatched The story Mask of Mandagora and the lines around The Secondary Console were very canon breaking. I have always just gone with it. I think that’s the best way to watch Doctor Who.
I always liked the idea of The Morbius Doctors, That the Time Lords have always messed with the Doctor’s memories. I’ve believed that since I was a kid watching Classic Who on PBS.
Anyway, I like your work.