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Old September 10 2012, 05:33 AM   #6
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Re: What exactly is Regeneration like to the Doctor?

Regeneration incredibly convenient way to replace the lead actor.

OK, kidding aside, I've always thought it had something to do the "time energy"/Time Lord power/whatever within every Time Lord. When he's "killed," the energy escapes, causing the dying cells to regenerate and mutate slightly/alter the DNA in some fashion. So, he's physically different, but also slightly chemically different, so his personality changes as well. Or something. Wibbley-wobbley, incredibly convenient, time-whimey stuff.
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