Re: 50th Anniversary Trailer Description
Allyn Gibson wrote:
What, you've never commented on your appearance in the mirror after getting a hair cut or losing weight? Or checked out yourself in the mirror after meeting someone cute?
In short, there are lots of reasons why the Doctor would remark upon his appearance in the mirror that have nothing to do with regeneration.
Indeed, but in the specific context of that scene, the implication is obvious. RTD leaves it ambiguous intentionally, but there's only one sensible interpretation why the writer would include that bit of business there.
He could easily have been running around with a Guilt trip, beng propelled from one adventure to the next for 100 years in his Eccelston body, before slowing down enough to look in a mirror shortly after meeting Rose. With the Guilt he was carrying, the very last thing he would want to do is look in a mirror and see his face staring back at him (Wether it be the face that committed the attrocities of his shame or not)
Makes sense to me.
Also, it makes sense that he'd be running through time for a while (not sure if that'd be a hundred years or so, but certainly a couple of decades - drop in the water for him), but that before Rose he wouldn't stop to even look at himself wouldn't be that much of a reach.
And people really do seem to forget about all the Ninth Doctor pictures, images and what not, and all of whom clearly showcase him alone, without a companion in sight.
Anyway, never bought into the Ninth-Doctor-was-newly-regenerated-in-"Rose" thing, and unless the 50th anniversary special changes that, probably won't will.
"Spock...?" Kirk said, whispering.
"I am... most pleased to see again, Captain" Spock formally replied.
McCoy shook his head in disgust. "Oh, for crying out loud, Spock. Its been eighty years!"
"Seventy eight point four years, Doctor."
The Holy Three meet again, in The Return