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OK, this theory isn't mine, I read it somewhere else on the web, but I think its really clever so I brought it here. It's that the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor becomes Dr. Who (Dalek movies). Basically, he adopts a name, say Dr. John Who, when in Pete's World and he and presumably Rose have children and grandchildren, named after the Doctor's companions. He eventually winds up with two granddaughters, Susan and Barbara (named after Susan Campbell and Barbara Wright), whilst trying to build his own TARDIS (this could be linked to the "Grow Your Own TARDIS" deleted scene). Eventually he succeeds and sets out to do to Pete's World what the original Doctor did to N-Space, assuming there is no Pete's World Doctor, such as defeating the Daleks on Skaro and the 22nd century Dalek invasion of Earth. So, basically, the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor becomes the Peter Cushing Dr. Who. Of course, the show isn't going to confirm this because so many viewers would be unfamiliar with the Dalek movies and I don't really think Rose will be coming back, but its a very, very good fan theory. Bigredrabbit 03:36, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
Well, you can poke a few holes in it. For one thing, Meta-10's grandkids would be the right age somewhere around the 2060s. It's not completely impossible that 2065 Pete's World would be technologically and culturally set back and distorted to the point where it looks an awful lot like 1965 real-world Earth because of the aftermath of the Cyber/Preacher War, but it's pretty implausible. Also, Dr Who's TARDIS works on completely different principles than Time Lord TARDISes—the way he describes it, it sounds more like a transmat, except that it can beam its electromagnetic signal through time as well as space.
Still, it's a clever idea, and a lot of fun, and it doesn't directly contradict anything. As for it being "true", as in something RTD intended (or something Moffat later rewrote RTD's intentions into), it's highly doubtful, but who cares?
I've always liked to believe that in Pete's World, Bernard Quatermass was a TV character (as in the real world) rather than a real person, while Professor Nightshade was a real person rather than a TV character.
PS, at some point in the EDAs, it's implied that being a human scientist who invented the TARDIS himself in the 1960s is one of many equally-real pasts of the 8th Doctor. (I forget whether it was early, while his biodata was being manipulated, or later, when his history was rewriting itself because there was no longer a Gallifrey in the past for him to have come from, but I don't think it was the same time that it was implied that him being from a 49th-century human colony as in the Pilot was as true as the Looms and Ulysses and Penelope.) --126.96.36.199 10:46, July 16, 2011 (UTC)