This morning I dreamt that I was watching the first episode of Steven Moffat's Doctor Who
with Matt Smith as the Doctor. It involved a lot of running around (hey it might have a new showrunner but it's still Doctor Who) as he and Amy Pond were being chased through the streets at night, ending up in a large, dark townhouse. It being the first episode the Doctor was still wearing his predecessor's costume, but instead of Tennant's suit it was Eccleston's black leather jacket. This led me to speculate that maybe the Moff had played a massive trick on everyone, and instead of Smith being the 11th Doctor, this was actually set before the series returned1. Meaning Smith is actually Nine, Eccleston is Ten and Tennant was Eleven all along². However this seemed to be a red herring; instead I guessed that Ten had, for whatever reason, changed back into Nine's costume to regenerate, because this was obviously the first episode of Smith's run, and once in the big house he stripped off³ and put on the new outfit that was announced this week.1
well we never did see Paul McGann regenerate into Christopher Eccleston.
²and presumably it'd be Smith, not McGann, who fought in the Time War.
³it is my
subconscious after all, what did you expect?