Welcome the wonderful world of the Doctor Who comment. I'm sure you're very excited and keen to get on with letting everybody know your opinions, but caution - you can't just go posting any old rubbish, oh no.
You have to pick a particular style
Let's have a look at a few examples, and hopefully you'll be able to find one that suits your own individual borderline personality disorder.The 'Little Knowledge is a dangerous thing'
Der! Can nobody count? Zero regenerations.The 'Presumably Makes Sense to You'
He had 12 regenerations, he's used 11, and the 12th belongs to the Dream Lord / Valeyard.
[Later clarification] One for each transition = 10, plus one for that incident with the hand and Donna = 11.
1. the division clearly shows what happens at the "kids table," i'll be avoiding those "ASBO" yammering. for better or (more) worse, Luke's replacement is inevitable -- they're just sidekicks after all.The 'Doctor Who is Serious Business'
2. Tegan is ... fighting
for Aborigine rights -- her M.O. is to throw everyone under the bus... while having a fit trying to figure out the controls.
Either the Doctor must one day address the issue with the dignity it deserves or someone with authority on the matter must relay the information as it is and explain why the regeneration limit has changed. IMHOThe 'Not Angry, Just Disappointed (and Pompous)'
For a writer to have the lead character ambiguously contradict long established canon so flippantly, reflects entirely on the writer.The 'I Am Apparently Watching a Different Show to Everybody Else'
People watch the Sarah Jane Adventures? No offense to those that enjoy the show, but it seemed like lite beer to me compared to the original series. I like dark full bodied Who, not watered down Who.The 'Why Am I Surrounded by Imbeciles?'
I love how STUPID people who claim to be reporters are. The line was NOT “How many times can you regenerate” it was “How many times can you CHANGE?” Which is a helluva a lot different from REGENERATE. Romana changed SEVERAL times before settling on a final form for Romana II. And the second Doctor was given a number of choice to change into while being forced to regenerate. Never confuse the facts with the truth. They are so very different. LOLA medley of the 'Keeping It All in Perspective' and the 'What Are You Really Angry About?'
Way to destroy the complete integrity of the program and jump all over the graves of dozens of hugely talented writers and actors who made Doctor Who what it was.
Not that Russel T Davies didn't manage to do that in his second episode with the fart gags. I've seen dead cats with more writing talent than RTD. The man isn't fit to lick the boots of Robert Holmes or Terrance Dicks (The true creators of Sarah Jane Smith).
Don't worry if none of these styles really suit your TRUE FAN perspective, just have a look at a Doctor Who forum and you'll see dozens more, each as entrenched as the last. If you're very lucky, you might even get to see one line in a spin-off program result in a hundred posts about what counts as 'canon'.
WARNING - When typing you comments, DO NOT imagine them transposed to a different children's show. This will make the whole thing seem a bit silly.
"Trumpton died for me today!"
"This lazy hack of a producer is ruining In the Night Garden!"
"The new Tinky Winky is a pale imitation of his predecessor!"
With 'thanks' to:This Guardian article
for the first two examples.This Den of Geek article
for the second two.This io9 article
for the fifth.SFX
for the penultimate.This other Guardian article
for the final crowning example.