They made such a huge point of the reveal that there is no way to just back out of it, they would look ridiculous, and be shown as being less than competent.
What they may opt do is just not refer to it again, to just move on and let some time pass, and then slowly reintegrate the status-quo - Timelord from Gallifrey, ran away with Tardis, etc etc.
Quote:Of course a snag there is that they annihilated Gallifrey. Annihilated it on the back of Steven Moffat bringing it back from its previous annihilation... and then there is the Ruth-Doctor to clear up.
Of course, they already are ridiculous. BBC could still decide to undo Chibnall's nonsense. If enough of the british public is offended enough, they could be making the ptb at bbc fear for their jobs.
Quote:So on balance there is no easy way to just let it all drop, Chris Chibnall has shown he struggles for original and interesting ideas and has put a good deal of his hopes and plotting into this new mythology, so whatever happens next season we won't be seeing him unwind his own retcon, not in one bound anyway.
The prejudiced British public have enough egg on their face as it is following Brexit. 'Rewarding' their outrage by back-peddling would lead to a great deal of social media scorn from the other side of the debate.
Also, by back-peddling, you're essentially saying Doctor Who can only be done a certain way, with no room for new ideas as it pertains to The Doctor's character. There really wasn't that much mystery left to the character other than exploring his childhood...which, I might add, the BBC were fully prepared to do at one point. There was nowhere else for the character to go, everything had been largely told and explored.
Suggesting new ideas can't be tried without risk of offending stubborn traditionalists who are reacting very badly to a state of present day culture shock is essentially censoring art.