Steven Moffat has spoken on why the TARDIS dislikes Clara.
In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat says: “As the Type 40 bad girl made clear in ‘The Doctor’s Wife’, she doesn’t like him bringing home strays. The TARDIS, as we know, likes to fire her pet Time Lord at interesting moments in history and watch the fireworks.”
“Anyone less mad than The Doctor might have noticed by now the TARDIS navigation always works perfectly when the crisis demands, but never when he fancies lunch, or tea and biscuits at the Eye of Orion.”
“Now those pesky humans who keep following him home are usually content to stumble about, saying: ‘It’s bigger on the inside’ and remain sufficiently in awe of the Police Box magic never to question it. But clever, sceptical, hard-to-impress Clara might just cause trouble.”
Moffat teases: “It’s almost like it’s all building to something… Oh! What’s this I’m writing today?”
Steven Moffat has explained the timey-wimey confusion, following the events in The Time of the Doctor.
In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, a reader asks that if The Doctor prevented his own death, how could his tomb be in The Name of the Doctor?
Moffat replies: “I’ve often wondered about that. Fortunately, late one night, The Doctor turned up in person and explained it to me:”
“THE DOCTOR: Changing time is tricky. It’s a bit like a detective story: so as long there isn’t an actual body, you’ve got a certain amount of wiggle room – for instance, if the body has, rather conveniently, been burned on a boat in Utah.”
“Here’s the thing: I can change the future so long as the future has not already been established as part of my own past. I can’t rescue Amy and Rory because I already know that I didn’t.”
“But what do I know about Trenzalore? There’s a big monument that looks very like my TARDIS. There’s a temporal fissure leading to my timeline. Maybe it’s my grave. Maybe, one day, it’s my burial ground. Maybe it is something else entirely, and we got it all wrong. Don’t know. Don’t plan to find out for as long as possible.”
“The main thing is, Clara still jumped into my time stream, and ended up helping me through all of my life. All that is established, unchanged – but there’s wiggle room!”
Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End (2008)
The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones, by SirGunky.