The exclamation point is Whatculture!’s… on both its site name and its prediction:
We Predict The End of Doctor Who in 2014!
These predictions may seem crazy but they’re based on the Whostory of the late 80s and 90s. Let’s look into the vortex and predict how silence will ultimately fall….
My prediction is that the current run of Doctor Who will conclude at the end of 2014. Matt Smith will still be the Doctor but Moffat will have left the series in 2013 – the anniversary year. Moffatt will not only explain the riddle of “Doctor Who” but kill the Doctor (again – without any regeneration FX this time).
Matt Smith will be persuaded to return despite his better judgement and it will be up to new show-runner Paul Abbott (Shameless) to endear another series to a public. The final series will actually be a prequel exploring the Doctor’s life on Gallifrey but fails to capture popular imagination and viewing figures decline.
There’s so much more! (That exclamation point is mine.) Click over to Whatculture! for the whole thing, then come back here and discuss. Is this an honest, well-considered prediction, or is it a bit of all-in-good-fun fannish apocalypse mongering? If this isn’t how the current incarnation of Doctor Who will end, just how will it end?
(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)