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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old January 16 2013, 01:45 AM   #16
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Re: All the Doctors in one.

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You know, River said she was "concentrating on a dress size". Romana was able to change her form several times before the regeneration settled in (apparently without using up extra regenerations), even CHOOSING the face she ended up with.

Is it possible the Doctor might be able, if he has the time and circumstances, to CHOOSE his next face? In that case, might he, on whimsy, CHOOSE David Morrissey's face?
I hope not. I liked his character in The Next Doctor but I don't think he has enough 'Doctor-iness' for a full-time gig.
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Old January 16 2013, 10:55 AM   #17
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Re: All the Doctors in one.

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Is it possible the Doctor might be able, if he has the time and circumstances, to CHOOSE his next face? In that case, might he, on whimsy, CHOOSE David Morrissey's face?
More fun if the fake Doctor was retconned into the real Doctor somehow.
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Old January 16 2013, 12:10 PM   #18
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Is it possible the Doctor might be able, if he has the time and circumstances, to CHOOSE his next face? In that case, might he, on whimsy, CHOOSE David Morrissey's face?
There was also the Master in "Utopia", who specifically aimed for a "young and strong" body like the Doctor's.

I think the general idea (if unstated) is that in the best of circumstances Time Lords do have some level of control over their next appearance. But with his dangerous, adventurous lifestyle, the Doctor doesn't usually have the time or concentration to think about it too much, and pretty much ends up with what he ends up with.

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Old January 16 2013, 03:14 PM   #19
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Is it possible the Doctor might be able, if he has the time and circumstances, to CHOOSE his next face? In that case, might he, on whimsy, CHOOSE David Morrissey's face?
There was also the Master in "Utopia", who specifically aimed for a "young and strong" body like the Doctor's.

I think the general idea (if unstated) is that in the best of circumstances Time Lords do have some level of control over their next appearance. But with his dangerous, adventurous lifestyle, the Doctor doesn't usually have the time or concentration to think about it too much, and pretty much ends up with what he ends up with.

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Yea, that's the way I've always justified it to myself. The Doctor typically regenerates from a fatal event (Bad fall, Poison, getting shot, nuked, etc)
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Old January 16 2013, 10:28 PM   #20
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I always figured that young Time Lords had that control as it was their first regen, thought the Doctor runs into someone on Gallifrey who spoke of his regen design matter-of-factly so perhaps there is a degree to which they can control the process but as the Doctor has a somewhat chaotic lifestyle, it seems reasonable to assume he can't really control his.
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Re: All the Doctors in one.

It seems reasonable that the more traumatic the death, the less control over the regeneration they would have. A Time Lord who decides they're simply getting too old and it is time to regenerate can probably put time and effort into guiding it(Casually shifting from body to body before settling on one), whereas a death by any more immediate means would be far more limiting(focus on a dress size), or uncontrollable at all (I'm a girl!?!)
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Old January 17 2013, 04:41 AM   #22
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Re: All the Doctors in one.

In Mawdryn Undead, we see technical equipment used in regeneration crises, stolen from Gallifrey, which would seem to indicate that Time Lords usually (or often) regenerate in hospital.
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Old January 20 2013, 12:43 AM   #23
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It's also quite possible that the Doctor only barely scraped by the basics in regeneration class, much as he nearly flunked out of every other class at the academy.

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Interesting how the multiple "backgrounds" surrounding the composite Doctor's face in that first image resembles (to me at least) regeneration energy or a "zoom: effect for an opening credits sequence.

Has anyone seen the video clip that "blends" doctors Hartnell through Tennant into a composite. Similar concept, but animated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BEFOe57kEY

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What strikes me about seeing that is how SUBTLE some of the key and defining differences in features between people are.
Yeah, those transitions are pretty damn eerie going from the subtle, almost imperceptible changes during Doctors 1-6 and 8-10. Sylvester McCoy is the only one that really doesn't look a thing like any of the others.

One thing that struck me especially was during the McGann to Eccleston transition, midway through, it looked quite a bit like how McGann looks in the more recent publicity photos he shot for the audios.
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