ROSE: It’s alien.
ROSE: Are you alien?
DOCTOR: Yes. Is that alright?
— S01E01, Rose
#if this quote ends in some shitty retcon where the Time Lords are actually humans who have evolved far into the future#like Time Lord existence is humanity’s future#I swear I will puNCH A VORTISAUR HATCHLING IN THE FACE (via)
Can we just talk about the fact that even if regeneration is a “super power”, he has TWO HEARTS BIOLOGICALLY and that’s been used over and over and there’s no reason for that to have been some kind of evolutionary adaptation to a colonized world, we’ve SEEN humans in the future, we’ve SEEN colonized worlds on this show, he’s not the same biologically as those people. We also see the potential futures of humanity: it’s not Gallifrey.
Also, the innate conundrum of the Doctor is that he’s drawn to earth because it’s so interesting but also tends to treat us like cute little animals: there’s not an identification there, it’s that humans are COOL and sort of in need of protection. Every actor for quite some time has played him as an outsider and often for good reason. Entire plots have been based around how different he is from humanity.
Ugh ugh ugh this whole thing smacks of the shenanigans Moffat ALWAYS pulls where he decides to change continuity in some ESSENTIAL way so he has some lasting “effect” on the universe and thus ends up making all the dynamics completely worthless.
So, basically, this is either Moffat messing with us completely, or he’s so stupid and narcissistic at this point that he legitimately - as I’ve often suspected - is trying to continue to COMPLETELY INEXTRICABLY make his mark on Doctor Who before he quits and doesn’t care how irrational he is and how many plot holes there are. We’ve already retconned The Time War, now let’s do whatever we want to Gallifrey, fuck it.