Amph [Doctor Who] Series 7 Discussion - SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Community' started by Mar17swgirl, May 29, 2009.

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  1. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    I've been given the impression that each regeneration is shaped by the experiences of the previous regeneration. Like, the 8th had to do some terrible things, and so he became the 9th after the time war.
  2. RaidonMakoto Jedi Knight

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    And the 7th Doctor was 953... Something is wrong here.
  3. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

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    That interpretation works for me, too.

    Eight committed atrocities in the Time War, so Nine was a man consumed by guilt.
    Nine fell for Rose, so Ten was a man who could be the love of her life.

    It'll be interesting to see how Ten's experiences inform Eleven.
  4. Master_Jacen Force Ghost

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    probably counting by a different calendar.
  5. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    Timey wimey
  6. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Probably something to do with the time war.
  7. Lord Tuvitor Force Ghost

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    I always just figured he recently stopped counting all the time he's spent traveling about time in his TARDIS. 903 or so years was about his age when William Hartnell's Doctor stole the ole' Type 40 to begin his adventures... Who's counting when there's no real point of reference?

    Timey wimey!
  8. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    The Fourth Doctor said he was 750 years old. The Second, that he was 450 "in human terms".

    The Doctor's age is all over the place.


  9. halibut Chosen One

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    re: Tennant's trainers.

    Watched the start of series 3 last night and in the first episode (Smith and Jones), he takes off his red trainers in the hospital on the moon and throws them in the bin (cos he put loads of radiation in them. Perhaps he could have remembered that trick in his last episode ;) ) No idea if he wears them after then or not.
  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I think in this case there was much more radiation so he couldn't do that trick. ;)
  11. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Or that was his only pair of anti-radiation trainers left. :p
  12. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    I thought the exact same thing!

    Finally got to catch this. Overall a very good send off to one of the great Doctors (but not my favorite). They did a good job of bringing it back to earlier storylines and giving an emotional sendoff that fits with this Doctor's character.
  13. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    They did a terrible job of bringing it back to earlier story lines. It was all just awkwardly packed in there. They should have just skipped straight to the visiting Rose thing.
  14. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    I don't think we're talking about the same thing. I didn't mean the rapid visits at the end, which were kind of forced (see my earlier post). I'm talking about the Master, the Ood, etc.
  15. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    That was awkwardly packed in too.
  16. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    So 'awkwardly packed in' covers a lot of your review then.
  17. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Eh, I love John Simm as The Master and, really, The Master in general, so its always nice to see more of him. Similarly, some closure regarding the Time War was also nice, although the Ood angle felt a bit shoehorned.
  18. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    The Ood have felt shoehorned everywhere after their first appearance. Though, at the beginning of Part 1 I was thinking maybe they were going for the Ood becoming the new lords of time, which intrigued me.
  19. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Speaking of how much Doctor-time passes between episodes, I did appreciate that they tossed in a reference to him having married and then divorced in his travels between this year's specials. I was wondering if everyone involved with the show had already forgotten about River Song from the library episode, whom I'd figured was a future wife of that incarnation.
  20. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I dunno, she said he looked "much" younger than when she had met him before. I can't imagine that 10th is the only incarnation she ever knew, and I hardly think enough time has passed between then and now to make him look significantly older in the eyes.
  21. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    The marriage thing was a reference to "The Shakespeare Code" and the warrant Queen Elizabeth had out for the Doctor's arrest. "Got married. Old Queen Bess. You know that nickname she used to have? Well, she...isn't anymore". Or words to that effect.
  22. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    "Got married, that was a mistake... Good Queen Bess... Let me tell you, her nickname is no longer... uhm, anyway."

    ;)
  23. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    That's the one. Well, the content was right, at least.
  24. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    I'm really not sure how I feel about the Doctor having slept with Queen Elizabeth. I didn't really like that scene, though I get the Doctor was struggling with guilt and the weight of his own mortality, and was rather overcompensating. Perhaps it will never, ever, be mentioned in the programme again? *crosses fingers*

    Just thinking about The End of Time, am I the only one who thinks Timothy Dalton has become much cooler with age? Since seeing him in Hot Fuzz my estimation of him as an actor has really shot up - I didn't hate his Bond, but I used to think he was a bit lacking in the charisma stakes. Well, not anymore.
  25. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    No, you're not - I share that exact sentiment! Timothy Dalton was beyond cool as Rassilon. :cool:
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