Doctor Who "The Time of the Doctor" 12/25/13

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  1. pgogborn

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    It wasn't the Doctor, it was a Teselecta [robot that looked like the Doctor] a minitarised Doctor was inside it, River Song could see him through the Teselecta's pupils and knew she was not really killing the Doctor.

    But speaking of River Song and regenerations how many did she have. Her tombstone was also meant to be in Trenzalore but I do not recall its absence being explained.

    (personally I would not trust Mother Superious and we have only had her word the Doctor was in Trenzalore - however, I would enjoy seeing another appearance of the Mother Superious character, but I hope she does not turn out to be a regenerated River Song)
     
  2. secondclaw

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    How does this work actually? We saw regeneration start, so is the Doctor able to start it at will from inside the Teselecta? I never saw the original series, so maybe it was covered there.

    Or was there something timey-wimey going on? I.e. first time it was actual Doctor being shot so regeneration energy was real, and second time it was him in the Teselecta ...

     
  3. Langree

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    Actually, every other season up until S7 began on or around Easter Weekend. (in the UK)
     
  4. JETarpon

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    Series 5 and Series 6 both started in April.
     
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    It was in the episode where we saw it on Trenzalore. Why would her tombstone be there, when she died in the Library? It wouldn't. It's a secret entrance to The Doctor's tomb. If his tomb isn't there, her tombstone wouldn't be there.
     
  6. pgogborn

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    There was lot of timey-wimey going on.

    Also the show runner breaks the rules / cheats / lies / misdirects or whatever you want to call it,
     
  7. JohnB1000

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    How does that make it an 'Easter Special'?

    Once again I am reminded how thankful I am that I enjoy my TV on such a surface level. I enjoyed it and thought it was a great send off. I will enjoy watching it again.
     
  8. JETarpon

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    I never said anything about a special. The first post in the discussion about Easter was "I would expect at least one episode at Easter." The reply, to which I replied, said "They've never done anything like that except during the mini-season...."

    When Easter is on April 4th, and the season starts on April 10th, I'd consider that "at Easter", which provides the counter-example that disproves "They've never done anything like that except during the mini-season."
     
  9. busyba

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    What we saw was a fake lightshow designed to look like a regeneration.

    No, it was him in the Teselecta every time.
     
  10. JETarpon

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    And every time was really once.
     
  11. pgogborn

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  12. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Twice.

    One of the times, River didn't shoot him and broke time. :)
     
  13. pgogborn

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    The Holy Roman Emperor Winston Chrchill returned to the Buckingham Senate riding his personal mammoth.
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    But that post was in response to a post about the new season starting in the fall, so I assumed you knew about that and thus were talking about a special.

    Unless you were expecting them to have Episode 1 at Easter and Episode 2 in the fall?
    That was the one I was referring to.
     
  15. danterner

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    Apropos of nothing, but I thought this was interesting:

    "The Doctor's name is 'The Doctor' and not 'Doctor Who' and the show is 'Doctor Who' and not 'Dr Who'" always seem to be arguing points when Whovians are talking to those less in the know. However, watching the Behind the Lens for this episode, you can clearly see "Dr Who" written on the scripts at the table reading. If the show can refer to itself with the abbreviation, why can't its fans? And, on the second point, I watched the last episode of Eccleston's season this week, and in the credits it says "and introducing David Tennant as Doctor Who."
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, I agree that they are fairly petty points...but the fans are right. The show IS called "Doctor Who" (just look at the titles, the DVD boxes, the listings, the publicity, etc.), and the character IS "The Doctor" (that's all he's ever been called, although Moffat poked some fun at it this season). But as this forum proves over and over again, you can make an argument for anything; being right isn't necessary. :D
     
  17. Jagman_sl

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    Coincidentally I've been watching some of the early Hartnell episodes, and not only do the credits refer to him specifically as "Doctor Who", but during the episode "The War Machines" the Wotan computer referred to him repeatedly as "Doctor Who". Whenever it would try to get one of its minions to bring The Doctor to it the machine would declare "Doctor Who is required!"
     
  18. timr_42

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    yes, always goofy at restart. At least he didn't try to choke Clara as he tried with a past companion.
     
  19. JohnB1000

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    Man :rolleyes:

    Quite clearly the discussion was about an Easter special.
     
  20. JETarpon

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    Obviously not clearly enough. I took it as the time of year when new episodes have aired in numerous years.
     

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