Even the most affectionate whovians, those who are capable to understand all the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff at a glance might find it hard to understand some of Steven Moffat’s intricate plots.
Lately, everyone among us has been wondering how the Doctor survived, especially since we were shown his tomb in Trenzalore in “The Name of the Doctor”
Well, Steven Moffat decided to tell us.. in a very tricky, utterly frustrating way.
“I’ve often wondered about that. Fortunately, late one night, the Doctor turned up in person and explained it to me:
“THE DOCTOR: Changing time is tricky. It’s a bit like a detective story: so as long there isn’t an actual body, you’ve got a certain amount of wiggle room – for instance, if the body has, rather conveniently, been burned on a boat in Utah.
“Here’s the thing: I can change the future so long as the future has not already been established as part of my own past. I can’t rescue Amy and Rory because I already know that I didn’t.
“But what do I know about Trenzalore? There’s a big monument that looks very like my TARDIS. There’s a temporal fissure leading to my timeline. Maybe it’s my grave. Maybe, one day, it’s my burial ground. Maybe it is something else entirely, and we got it all wrong. Don’t know. Don’t plan to find out for as long as possible. The main thing is, Clara still jumped into my time stream, and ended up helping me through all of my life. All that is established, unchanged – but there’s wiggle room!”