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Old 05-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #31
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She can also currently be seen on Game of Thrones.
Yes - as mentioned eight posts before yours.

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Old 05-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #32
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Can you explain? I figured it was either a reference to the original run, which I haven't seen much of, or that it was a UK pop culture reference I didn't pick up on.
As pteronaut explained, Tegan who was a companion through the Baker/Davidon regen. I love the casual reminders of what the Doctor has been through this past 50 years.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #33
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I laughed at the GPS-like directions, but the significance of his name being Thomas Thomas went right over my head until you just pointed it out!
That's OK, I didn't get either reference!!!

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #34
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Yes - as mentioned eight posts before yours.

Nice smeek.

Thanks. I was on percoset.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:55 PM   #35
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I knew it had to be a GPS company, but I could not think of Tom-Tom for a couple of minutes. Damn CRS!
I was waiting for his name to be Gar Min or Mag Ellen, or some play on those names, but when he said Thomas Thomas, it zoomed right over my head.

Or is that Moozed?


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Count me in as one who picked up the GPS behavior, but missed the naming joke too. I knew there was something about the repeating name that tied to GPS, but could not come up with it. Must be because I don't own one except the one built in to my car that I never use and google maps on my phone that I rarely use as a navigation aid.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:07 AM   #37
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Well I'm delighted to have picked up on a joke that many in this crowd missed. It doesn't happen much with this observant audience. :-)

Is Tom Tom more common in Europe than here? Most people around here seem to have Garmin (or used to, before the ubiquity of Google nav).
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:37 AM   #38
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Tom-tom is a pretty big name here as well as in Europe. I had an older one in the wife's car until I got a vehicle with built-in nav and gave her my Garmin.

We both got the joke immediately.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #39
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I use a Magellan GPS, but got the TomTom reference immediately, my wife missed it until I mentioned it
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I thought the name was unusual, and thought it was an obscure reference to an old Dr. Who character. It went right over my head.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #41
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Tom-tom is a pretty big name here as well as in Europe. I had an older one in the wife's car until I got a vehicle with built-in nav and gave her my Garmin.

We both got the joke immediately.
wasn't there a lengthy discussion here a while back where the general consensus was at the time, Tom Tom maps weren't as up to date as those from Garmin and Magellan?
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #42
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Showing my age, when he said his name was Thomas Thomas, my mind was thinking some play on the old Thomas Guide map books.
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Showing my age, when he said his name was Thomas Thomas, my mind was thinking some play on the old Thomas Guide map books.
Yep-- this was my take on it as well, but the 'you have arrived at your destination' was clearly more modern than the street-level Thomas guides. I just figured Thomas Guide had a GPS product these days. But I'd have had a better laugh had I known TomTom was a GPS name.

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Showing my age, when he said his name was Thomas Thomas, my mind was thinking some play on the old Thomas Guide map books.
Thomas Guide isn't a particularly well-known brand name outside the western U.S., though (although I guess Rand McNally has expanded its reach a bit since they took over the company).
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Showing my age, when he said his name was Thomas Thomas, my mind was thinking some play on the old Thomas Guide map books.
Wow... I used to have an LA and Orange County Thomas Guide in my cars. It's been a long time since I remember having one.

I don't think I've seen one on store shelves in almost 10 years. Now I really feel old.
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Thomas Guide isn't a particularly well-known brand name outside the western U.S., though (although I guess Rand McNally has expanded its reach a bit since they took over the company).
True. I never heard of Thomas Guide.
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I don't think I've seen one on store shelves in almost 10 years. Now I really feel old.
I seem to recall seeing them recently at Barnes & Noble -- and you can get them at Amazon (for example, here's the 2013 Los Angeles/Orange County edition) -- but, yeah, I don't see much need to have one in my car now that we live in the GPS era.

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I just picked up Series Seven, Part Two at a local FYE. I'd heard it would be available soon, but was surprised to see it in the rack before the last two episodes had aired.

I haven't watched yet to ensure I didn't slip and reveal any spoilers, but it does contain all 8 episodes, including "Nightmare in Silver" and "The Name of the Doctor." It also contains the "Bells of St. John" prequel and "Clarence and the Whispermen" ... no "Snowmen," though.

Anyway, I don't know if it actually is available, or if someone screwed up and put it out accidentally, but I thought I would pass on that it might be available somewhere if anyone wants to look for it before the series finale airs.
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Anyway, I don't know if it actually is available, or if someone screwed up and put it out accidentally, but I thought I would pass on that it might be available somewhere if anyone wants to look for it before the series finale airs.
Definitely seems like someone screwed up -- Amazon has its release date listed as May 28.
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Definitely seems like someone screwed up -- Amazon has its release date listed as May 28.
Probably.

In any case, "Nightmare in Silver," the Neil Gaiman episode, will be airing later tonight, and "The Name of the Doctor" will run next week, so there won't be that long a wait.
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...Anyway, I don't know if it actually is available, or if someone screwed up and put it out accidentally, but I thought I would pass on that it might be available somewhere if anyone wants to look for it before the series finale airs.
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Probably.

In any case, "Nightmare in Silver," the Neil Gaiman episode, will be airing later tonight, and "The Name of the Doctor" will run next week, so there won't be that long a wait.
Very big screw up.

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