Saturday, 19 September 2015
Doctor Who does the Beatles – but does this picture prove Clara Oswald will die?
Whovians and fans of The Beatles share at least one thing in common: they love searching for hidden clues and coming up with crazy fan theories. Well, the BBC has just dropped a huge one.
Pretty cool, right? The Doctor, Clara and some Daleks parodying the cover of Abbey Road. One British icon of the 1960s paying homage to another.
But the links go much, much deeper. We know that
Jenna Coleman is leaving this series
, but this picture could hint Clara is heading for a tragic end.
Did you know that Paul McCartney actually died in a car crash in 1967? It’s true. Desperate to keep the band going, the other Beatles replaced him with a lookalike. At least, that’s what the ‘
Paul is Dead
’ conspiracy theorists believe.
It’s a rumour that has dogged McCartney since the 1960s, with fans listening closely to Beatles albums (
even playing them backwards
) for ‘hints’, ‘clues’ and ‘evidence’ hidden in their oeuvre.
One of the most popular pieces of evidence is that famous album cover. Look closely at the Fab Four, especially what they’re wearing…
Now look at the points from the parody shot
1. The Doctor is looking flash and imitating Lennon’s pose.
2. Jenna Coleman has bare feet (she's even pointing towards them).
3. Finally, there’s a Volkswagen in the background, and what does the number plate read?
"DWW 29IF" Get it? Jenna Coleman is 29!
Doctor Who weeps! Turn me on Time Lord! The Doctor is the Walrus! CLARA OSWALD IS DEAD!
Even if this is a fake-out, it’s one of the greatest pieces of fan bait we’ve ever seen. Bravo Doctor Who.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be scanning Sgt Pepper’s for references to the series nine finale.
Doctor Who returns tonight at 7.40pm on BBC1
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