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Old April 15 2013, 05:00 PM   #46
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Re: Do we want to know the Doctor's secret?

i wish moffat would hurry up and leave the show, ugh.
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Old April 15 2013, 05:37 PM   #47
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i wish moffat would hurry up and leave the show, ugh.
I sincerely hope not. It's a damned site better than it was under RTD...
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Old April 15 2013, 06:11 PM   #48
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I very much doubt we'll learn his name. The question "Doctor who?" is likely more about the type of person he is or something he did in the past, something to do with the very nature of his character. At this point, giving him a name would just be odd.
Yes, I think it relates to the kind of person he is. The Doctor has at times answered the question "Doctor Who?" by saying that he is the last time lord with all the rights and authority to right wrongs, even destroy entire armies. It would make sense that groups like the Silence would be afraid if the Doctor answered the question that way which is why they tried to kill him in the first place. They don't want him to answer the question because it would mean their demise.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:49 PM   #49
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I didn't read the link, but as a new viewer, I would love to know why is he so special. Everyone wants to know his name, I just want to know why he's the "Doctor" when you never see him actually be a Doctor other than a few minor times.
I am a Doctor and you never see me do medical things either - what's your point?
My point is what kind of Doctor is he. Professors in college are sometimes called Doctors, and then you have specific types of Doctors. Just curious, what kind of Doctor are you?
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Old April 16 2013, 12:05 AM   #50
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My point is what kind of Doctor is he. Professors in college are sometimes called Doctors, and then you have specific types of Doctors.
He's claimed to be a doctor of "practically everything" (Spearhead From Space, Utopia), and does hold the Time Lord equivalent of a doctorate (The Armageddon Factor), and an Earthly one, having studied under Joseph Lister (The Moonbase). It's also been claimed that he chose his title to reflect his desire to "make people better" (The Sound of Drums).
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Old April 16 2013, 01:59 AM   #51
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My point is what kind of Doctor is he. Professors in college are sometimes called Doctors, and then you have specific types of Doctors.
He's claimed to be a doctor of "practically everything" (Spearhead From Space, Utopia), and does hold the Time Lord equivalent of a doctorate (The Armageddon Factor), and an Earthly one, having studied under Joseph Lister (The Moonbase). It's also been claimed that he chose his title to reflect his desire to "make people better" (The Sound of Drums).
I've never seen any of those episodes except Sound of Drums.
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Old April 16 2013, 02:29 AM   #52
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Re: Do we want to know the Doctor's secret?

It's the other way around. "'Doctor': the word for "healer" and "wise man", throughout the universe. We get that word from you, y'know." - River Song
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Old April 16 2013, 02:42 AM   #53
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It's the other way around. "'Doctor': the word for "healer" and "wise man", throughout the universe. We get that word from you, y'know." - River Song
Wasn't River pointing out in that scene that the Doctor had become none of those things?
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Old April 16 2013, 03:55 AM   #54
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It's the other way around. "'Doctor': the word for "healer" and "wise man", throughout the universe. We get that word from you, y'know." - River Song
Wasn't River pointing out in that scene that the Doctor had become none of those things?
No, she was warning that he was becoming something else- a warrior.
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Old April 16 2013, 04:03 AM   #55
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i wish moffat would hurry up and leave the show, ugh.
I sincerely hope not. It's a damned site better than it was under RTD...
I'd prefer RTD come back. At least his stories were entertaining.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:40 PM   #56
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i wish moffat would hurry up and leave the show, ugh.
I sincerely hope not. It's a damned site better than it was under RTD...
I'd prefer RTD come back. At least his stories were entertaining.
I'm a big fan of RTD - he did a great job in actually bringing the show back, making it popular and writing nice little character pieces. Unfortunately, he wasn't a great scifi writer though and way too many episodes under his stewardship were just plain dumb. Especially the ones he wrote.

Steven Moffat's a superb writer and his seasons have been much higher quality and more involved imho. The stellar cast with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Jenna Louise Coleman has certainly helped. I wasn't fond of Billie Piper, Kylie Minogue and (ugh) Katherine Tate...
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Old April 16 2013, 02:24 PM   #57
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i wish moffat would hurry up and leave the show, ugh.
I sincerely hope not. It's a damned site better than it was under RTD...
I'd prefer RTD come back. At least his stories were entertaining.
They're both entertaining, just in different ways. Each one has their own strengths and weaknesses.

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Old April 16 2013, 02:29 PM   #58
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I didn't read the link, but as a new viewer, I would love to know why is he so special. Everyone wants to know his name, I just want to know why he's the "Doctor" when you never see him actually be a Doctor other than a few minor times.
I am a Doctor and you never see me do medical things either - what's your point?
My point is what kind of Doctor is he. Professors in college are sometimes called Doctors, and then you have specific types of Doctors. Just curious, what kind of Doctor are you?
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Old April 16 2013, 04:55 PM   #59
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Professors in college are sometimes called Doctors, and then you have specific types of Doctors.
Professors in college ARE doctors. They have doctorates in their field of study (generally a PhD). When in a teaching position a PhD is called a "Professor." Those without a doctorate who are in a teaching position are "Instructors."
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Old April 19 2013, 09:41 AM   #60
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If they do give his name, I hope it is done Neverending Story style- unintelligible to the audience* and giving us something new to debate for the next 50 years.



*I know it was Moonchild in the book. But that's neither here nor there.
OT: Which I always found strange. You can very clearly hear him shout "Modenkind" (moonchild) in the German version, but it´s drowned in all the thunder in the english version)


My theory is...maybe for some reason his name has some kind of "magic" to it...and if it´s ever spoken outloud it unravels the very fabric of the multiverse(ses).
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