Amph [Doctor Who] Series 7 Discussion - SPOILERS

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

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  1. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    I don't know about anybody else, but I'd like to see the Nightmare Child, the Skaro Degradations, the Hordes of Travesty, and the Could've Been King and his Army of Meanwhiles and Neverweres during Moffat's run.
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Speaking of Rassilon, was he supposed to literally be Rassilon or is it a same name, different guy sort of thing? The implications of the former are... disturbing.
  3. TheMacUnleashed Jedi Grand Master

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    Seconded. The Nightmare Child sounds especially interesting.
  4. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    I can't help but imagine Rassilon's other regenerations as played by former Bonds: the charismatic but tough Sean Connery Rassilon, the disappointingly bland George Lazenby Rassilon, and the lightweight but randy Roger Moore Rassilon.
  5. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Was Rassilon even still alive at the time of the original show?
  6. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    No. But it is RTD writing.
  7. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    I was wondering if it might not be a Caesar type of thing. Once upon a time it was a guy's name but since has become a recurring title for someone holding that specific title of authority.
  8. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    I think it's supposed to be the actual Rassilon. If you've seen The Five Doctors you'll know that Rassilon did have the secret of immortality to some degree, and was rumoured to have a dark side covered up by the official histories. The Five Doctors was not a masterpiece of plotting, however (which is not to say I don't have a soft spot for it), and Rassilon's existence as a living being, as well as his moral nature, were left ambiguous.

  9. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I don't think it's a title, considering the original series used the term "Lord President," although it might be seeing as the Time War Time Lords (TWTLs?) weren't exactly the Time Lords we were used to.:p

    Of course the other explanation is that it was the actual Rassilon, which would imply that someone decided reviving him was a good idea. Talk about desperate times calling for desperate measures.
  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    It really WAS Rassilon, it was confirmed by RTD in the Confidential.

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] And the Daniel Craig Rassilon, to match the Master's new blonde hairstyle... :p
  11. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    What, no drop-dead gorgeous Pierce Brosnan Rassilon?:p
  12. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    Just watched the last episode of series 3 and he's wearing them in the last scene.
  13. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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    Anyone know where I can find pictures of the 11th Doctors hair? I'm thinking about getting my hair cut tomorrow just like it.
    Trouble is my face is a touch to round/fat for it maybe. :(

    Fanboyism at the age of 33 - shesh!
  14. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    New hi-def promo pics here. :)
  15. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    OT: I just looked at the current banner and when my eyes fell on Obi-Wan, I automatically thought, "Wilf!" 8-} I'm terrible. :p
  16. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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    Cheers Mar17swgirl. I may just be taking them to the hairdressers tomorrow. :)

    But probably not. [face_blush]
  17. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    I'm too lazy to look back but did we really not mention the SW nods in the Doctor's finale?

    -Manning the ships guns
    -Cantina
  18. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  19. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Plus the Master's Sith lightning and Force jumps... :p
  20. TheMacUnleashed Jedi Grand Master

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    The whole "hell-on-Earth" automatically brought my mind to Supernatural. :p That, and RTD's comments to everyone after COE made me wonder if it were really an intentional thing.
  21. Lord Tuvitor Force Ghost

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    It was definitely Rassilon. It isn't that hard to believe that as the Time Lords have already resurrected the Master for the Time War, I don't see why they wouldn't/couldn't resurrect one of their most influential/dominant figures as well. It was hell on Gallifrey, and the Time Lords were getting desperate. Real desperate. *shrug*

    It's arguable that he wasn't even dead anyways. Just ... sleeping or whatever. He had the knowledge of immortality and such. I just wish his role as Rassilon was more than just a throwaway line at the end. It could have been Omega, Borusa, or J.R. "Bob" Dobbs Jr. for all the difference it made to the plot.
  22. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    At this point I've just started using the Time War to justify wildly differing things in continuity. If the war really involved using time travel to screw things up over and over again, then literally anything is possible. Thankfully this allows me to reconcile the Lungbarrow and the Cartmel Masterplan with the information about the Time Lords we've seen in Davie's run.
  23. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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    They said people died and were reborn in an endless cycle didn't they? Maybe that's why Rass killed the woman who said maybe it should stop?
  24. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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    From http://www.aussie-nintendo.com/forum/showthread.php?p=565272#post565272

    01. Steven Moffat
    02. Steven Moffat
    03. Mark Gatiss
    04. Steven Moffat
    05. Steven Moffat
    06. Toby Whithouse
    07. Gareth Roberts
    08. Chris Chibnall
    09. Chris Chibnall
    10. Richard Curtis
    11. Simon Nye
    12. Steven Moffat
    13. Steven Moffat

    Episodes 2/3 and 7/11 could be the other way around.

    So who is writing which story, well;
    Chris Chibnall is writing the Silurian 2 parter.
    Mark Gatiss is writing the WW2 with Churchill and the Daleks story.
    Toby Whithouse is writing the Vampire episode, filmed in Croatia.
    Richard Curtis is writing the Van Gogh episode.
    Steven Moffat is writing the episode with the Monks with keys around their necks, the 2 parter with the Weeping Angels and River Song at the Crash of Bysantium, plus the first episode and the final two parter.

    Simon Nyes and Gareth Roberts story content are currently unknown
  25. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    Did anyone else get their hopes up when that woman lowered her hands from her face at the end, and the Doctor seemed to recognize her? I was like "oooh! I hope that's Susan" but alas they said nothing...
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