SPOILER ALERT. If you haven't seen the new Doctor Who stop reading now if you don't want spoilers.
As a first comment, I largely enjoyed the special, and loved that we not only finally got some details (and some awesome visuals) from the time war, but that Bad Wolf was finally explained as well.
But there's an aspect that I haven'r seen addressed yet that i want to discuss. The show sets up a complete new reboot of the new series. First off, the regeneration into the new Capaldi doctor started from John Hurt rather than from Matt Smith. Further, at one point the Bad Wolf says of the Tennant and Smith doctors 'they don't know their future isn't written yet.' Finally, the decision at the end basically means the Doctor never killed all the time lords and daleks, which is really the defining moment in the character of the most recent three doctors, from Eccleston on.
So, what does that REALLY mean? Well, I think it means the last three doctors never existed, and the new Capaldi will be a rebooted 10th doctor instead of a true 13th. The last three doctors are a 'time loop' that never actually happened, and Hurt never regenerates into Eccleston's doctor and instead goes straight to Capaldi.
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