‘Doctor Who’ writer Moffat: 11th Doctor will find regeneration ‘frightening’

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Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has discussed how the Eleventh Doctor will deal with “the horrors of regeneration” in Matt Smith’s final episode.

Smith will depart in this year’s Christmas special.

Moffat told Doctor Who Magazine: “One of the horrors of regeneration is that a certain amount of his persona alters entirely.”

The writer explained: “His appetites and his enthusiasm will change. And that’s sort of what I’m writing about now in Matt’s last episode, the fact that he’s terribly aware that he’s about to be rewritten. And it’s frightening…”

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