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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old April 19 2013, 04:38 PM   #16
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"Before you can save the universe, we need you to answer some security questions to establish your identity. Please state your name and press the hash key."
Doctor whispers something.
"Your name is Betty Wetherspoon. If this is correct, press one, if not press, two"
Doctor: "No it isn't you stupid machine!!!!"
"You have pressed one."
Doctor: "No I didn't!!!!"
"I'm sorry, that service is not available at this time."
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Old April 19 2013, 04:41 PM   #17
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Re: Finale discussion thread (spoilerifictitle insided) *SPOILERS WITH

What if Clara is the Doctor's name given human form, a way to store his secret away from him, hidden in plain sight, just like the fob watch / chameleon arch?

"Doctor Who?" - "Her, actually. She's my name."

Or is it too "Grant Morrison"?
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Old April 19 2013, 04:59 PM   #18
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I don't think a mere name can be that big of a deal, unless it's Jesus or something!

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His name is Brian, and he's a very naughty boy.
At the very least, if that's the case, I'd be collecting 100 pounds from stcoop!

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Old April 19 2013, 05:14 PM   #19
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The title's going to be a con, obviously.
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Old April 19 2013, 05:19 PM   #20
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An obvious, but immensely irritating, solution would be that The Name of the Doctor is River Song. Dr River Song.
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Old April 19 2013, 05:20 PM   #21
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I don't think a mere name can be that big of a deal, unless it's Jesus or something!

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His name is Brian, and he's a very naughty boy.
At the very least, if that's the case, I'd be collecting 100 pounds from stcoop!

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Yea, I'm hoping I'm wrong, I could use that 100 pounds, those last 4 Six/Evelyn stories are calling out to me (At least the first one is a Companion Chronicles and only $7.99 download)
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Old April 19 2013, 05:21 PM   #22
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Old April 19 2013, 05:50 PM   #23
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I will give every person who posts in this thread one hundred pounds if we the audience hear the Doctor's name being spoken out loud in this episode. (As opposed to him whispering it to River Song.)
Yep. I'm in on this.
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Old April 19 2013, 06:59 PM   #24
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Yea, I'm hoping I'm wrong, I could use that 100 pounds, those last 4 Six/Evelyn stories are calling out to me (At least the first one is a Companion Chronicles and only $7.99 download)

Oh, and it is a cracking good story, too! Just when you think you know what's going on, it twists in an entirely new direction ... that makes perfect sense with what happened already. It's also one of the few CC's that use the format *well.*

I mean, all of the CC's are the companion telling a story of their adventures, to a second party. Some do it better than others. This one has an actual reason for being a CC.

It can be listened to at any time without spoiling any of her other adventures with the Doctor.
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Old April 19 2013, 07:07 PM   #25
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Looks like a kick ass finale but I'm with most in that we won't learn the Doctor's name.
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Old April 19 2013, 08:41 PM   #26
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Eh, there's many ways he can reveal his name to River (or anyone) and not allow the audience to hear it.
Pretty much how I've thought it would play out. That is whenever whoever/whatever asks "Doctor Who?" they'll have the Doctor say his name, but it will be covered up for the audience over some over the top Murray Gold tune. All the characters present will know the Doctor's name, but the audience won't.

Let's be honest, that's the only way this can turn out.
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Old April 19 2013, 08:46 PM   #27
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Pretty much how I've thought it would play out. That is whenever whoever/whatever asks "Doctor Who?" they'll have the Doctor say his name, but it will be covered up for the audience over some over the top Murray Gold tune. All the characters present will know the Doctor's name, but the audience won't.

Let's be honest, that's the only way this can turn out.
No, it's a Moffat finale. He'll pull out a reason at the end with no justification at all to explain how the name the Doctor gave is nonsense and not true at all.
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Old April 19 2013, 09:16 PM   #28
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Eh, there's many ways he can reveal his name to River (or anyone) and not allow the audience to hear it.
Pretty much how I've thought it would play out. That is whenever whoever/whatever asks "Doctor Who?" they'll have the Doctor say his name, but it will be covered up for the audience over some over the top Murray Gold tune. All the characters present will know the Doctor's name, but the audience won't.

Let's be honest, that's the only way this can turn out.
Oh, there are lots of ways it can turn out - they could ask the *other* Doctor present (River Song), there's leeway over what constitutes a name (given name, chosen name - hell they could ask him to pick one - or even just have him truly have forgotten what it is...) I mean, even "the Doctor" could count, given that John Simm had the line "my name is The Master" - and TenDoc mentioned that he had given himself that name. Maybe "the Doctor" is a perfectly valid deed-poll name choice on ye olde Gallifrey!

And just because the episode is called "the Doctor's Name" doesn't mean to say it'll be given out, any more than he married the TARDIS in The Doctor's Wife...
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Old April 19 2013, 10:07 PM   #29
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Old April 20 2013, 12:56 AM   #30
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I also doubt that his name will be spoken aloud for us to hear, though I'm not willing to bet my hard-earned quatloos on it...

I agree that the true nature of the Doctor rather than his name could well be the true reveal. We'll get some great whoa! thing we didn't know or suspect before, and how cool/mindbending that is will be how the episode will be judged... and how Clara's secret fits in with it, assuming it does.
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