Ex-Doctor Who Showrunner Defends Season 12’s Huge Twist

Ex-Doctor Who Showrunner Defends Season 12’s Huge Twist
Doctor Who season 12 is about to head into its finale, which fans are hoping will manage to go even bigger than the midseason shockfest that was “Fugitive of the Judoon.” That episode dropped the massive bombshell that the Doctor has had a whole other life that she doesn’t remember, as actress Jo Martin debuted that week as an all-new regeneration that fits in somewhere in the Time Lord’s past.

While many were blown away by the reveal, and by Martin’s casting as the first black actor to play the Doctor, some were upset about the flagrant retconning of established canon. Stepping forward to defend showrunner Chris Chibnall’s decision, though, is Steven Moffat, his predecessor in the job. While speaking to Radio Times, Moffat put forward his argument that Doctor Who canon should be re-modeled now and again.

“I think there’s two things about canon. You
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