The gropes of Roth

It appears that the broad fan consensus is that Claire Bloom was the Doctor’s mother in Doctor Who the End of Time. As the Doctor is half human (according to the TV movie), this suggests that given that she is a Time Lord his father must be human – implying that Philip Roth is the Doctor’s father – which may go some way to explaining the self-hating Time Lord side of his character.

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7 Responses to The gropes of Roth

  1. burkesworks says:

    On the other hand, it could have been Rod Steiger…

  2. mcgazz says:

    AFAIK the TV movie is non-canon, but I like the theory…

    • matgb says:

      Mcgann’s Doctor is definitely canon, but whether he was telling the truth or not when flirting with the annoying USian is more apposite.
      But I’m pretty sure he said “on my mother’s side”, which makes this theory even less likely.
      I reckon it was either Susan or Romana, but I don’t actually care. Besides which, Lungbarrow is canon, ergo the Doctor is a clone anyway.

  3. surliminal says:

    oddly you must have written this before i wrote MY version but i only read it after..
    sadly however you are being silly and I am still being serious, DAMNIT!

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