Let’s talk about clocks, because they are beautiful.
Basically, clocks always tell us something about the Doctor’s regeneration. For instance, in The Empty Child, it is half past nine, because we are halfway through Nine’s regeneration.
Same in The Family Of Blood, where we are halfway…
Between Moffat’s repeated use of “beastly” to describe Capaldi’s Doctor in interviews lately, not to mention both “The Beast” and “The Valeyard” name-dropped in TNotD; coupled with the knowledge Capaldi’s only signed on for one series so far, I think there should be some slight concern; or at least a reason to keep one eye on Capaldi’s Doctor.
It just seems like hints are being dropped all over the place, and not only with the clock. (The Bells Of Saint John followed by an episode called The Rings Of Akhatan? And now we’re seeing a bell tolling/ringing, in the trailers? Then the cloister bell from The God Complex; and again in The Name Of The Doctor. That’s the TARDIS alert.)
Not to mention the rumour (x) of certain beings being behind something right from the beginning of Matt’s reign; and also perhaps behind how The Doctor will able to regenerate…I’m seriously starting to think something’s going to be very off/strange in the upcoming series.