This might be nothing, but since first watching Nightmare in Silver, the scene where we see the Doctor’s previous incarnations flash behind the Doctor and Cyber Controller have bugged me.
We’re shown a procession of Doctors, one face blurring into the next, in incarnation order; One, Two, Three, Four… and so on, up until Ten. Then we have Ten… er, something… and finally Eleven.
It’s that er, something moment which bothers me. A quick check shows it’s regeneration footage, more specifically it’s the scene from The End of Time - Part Two where Ten becomes Eleven. But why is it there?
Why, quite pointedly, is there this gap in between footage of an otherwise smooth flow of regenerations? Does this is any way tie in with Steven Moffat’s cryptic comment of last October -
“I think you should go back to your DVDs and count correctly this time, there’s something you’ve all missed.”
Probably not. But I can’t think of any revelations since October, not even events in The Night of the Doctor or The Day of the Doctor, that help me make sense of Moffat’s enigmatic statement. What is it that we’re supposed to have all missed? Am I the only one still missing it?
First five GIFS - Nightmare in Silver
Bottom GIF - The End of Time - Part Two