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Old March 21 2013, 05:29 AM   #65
diankra
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Re: Was Hartnell first?

Christopher wrote: View Post
He wasn't technically in a Gallifreyan body at the time but a Trakenian one, and of course he still had the same face and voice after his, err, recovery, so it doesn't count as a Time Lord regeneration per se.)
And, in retconning mode, the fact that he was in a stolen body at the time POSSIBLY explains why the Time Lords can offer him a new regeneration cycle in The Five Doctors, when there's no indication that this can normally be done elsewhere (ie, they can only do it because this body hasn't already regenerated). It clicks in with the theory that regeneration isn't a natural ability, but one that's bestowed on a a newly qualified Time Lord when they graduate - but it can't then be done again.
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