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Old April 21 2013, 04:49 AM   #31
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Does the Doctor HAVE to say the word allowed? Maybe he could write his name on a chalkboard in Gallifreyen symbols, and everybody but Clara goes, "Aaaaaaaah, yes, that's the perfect name for you."
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Old April 21 2013, 03:46 PM   #32
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^ Why would he have to say "allowed"?
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Old April 21 2013, 04:08 PM   #33
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I'm really excited for the Clara reveal but the presence of Alex fucking Kingston and the trite name mystery have me worried.

I hate these stupid teases for the season finale.

Production Team: In this year's finale Rose dies!
Reality: Didn't happen.

Production Team: In this year's finale The Doctor regenerates and a companion dies.
Reality: Neither happened.

Production Team: In this year's finale The Doctor dies and it definitely was really him!
Reality: The Doctor didn't die and it definitely wasn't really him.

Production Team: In this year's finale The Doctor's name will be revealed!
Reality: Doesn't happen.
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Old April 21 2013, 04:12 PM   #34
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Production Team: In this year's finale The Doctor's name will be revealed!
Reality: Doesn't happen.
There's another thing we can bank on.

An alternate timeline.

Both of Moffat's season finales have involved alternate timelines. There's the Pandorica timeline in "The Big Bang," and there's that stupid "no time" timeline in "The Wedding of River Song." If Moffat doesn't go for an alternate timeline in his finale I'll be shocked. It's his favorite piece in his bag of tricks!
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Old April 21 2013, 04:17 PM   #35
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To be fair The Big Bang is probably the only good New Who series finale.
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Old April 21 2013, 04:23 PM   #36
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To be fair The Big Bang is probably the only good New Who series finale.
I do grant that.

It's just notable that 100% of Moffat's finales (to date) involve alternate timelines.
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Old April 21 2013, 04:33 PM   #37
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Absolutely no clue on the provenance of the below but it claims to be a synopsis of the Finale. It defintely sounds like a Moffaty script and the lack of the usual Fanwank that goes hand-in-hand with people's fake plots is a mark in its favour. We'll see in less than a month either way.

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Old April 21 2013, 04:47 PM   #38
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^^
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Old April 21 2013, 04:48 PM   #39
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I see a fair bit of Lawrence Miles in that. Which means that it's probably authentic.
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Old April 21 2013, 05:02 PM   #40
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Sounds pretty believable, reminded me of Alien Bodies.
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Old April 21 2013, 05:04 PM   #41
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I could buy that, it seems to avoid a lot of the over the top nonsense that the fanwank has.
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Old April 21 2013, 05:57 PM   #42
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I wonder if we are going to find out who the Doctor was before he stole the Tardis and ran away from the timelords, or what he was before he ran away, or even who owned the Tardis before him.

A couple of questions i would love to be answered, although it's not a deal breaker.
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Old April 21 2013, 06:57 PM   #43
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I wonder if we are going to find out who the Doctor was before he stole the Tardis and ran away from the timelords, or what he was before he ran away, or even who owned the Tardis before him.

A couple of questions i would love to be answered, although it's not a deal breaker.
In the Classic Series Gallifrey involving episodes, I get the impression that TARDISes aren't owned by the Public, they are owned by the Government, and strictly regulated, As is travel in general for Time Lords (especially Time Travel)
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Old April 21 2013, 08:30 PM   #44
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I wonder if we are going to find out who the Doctor was before he stole the Tardis and ran away from the timelords, or what he was before he ran away, or even who owned the Tardis before him.

A couple of questions i would love to be answered, although it's not a deal breaker.

This. With the Time Lords gone, I don't see any reason to keep it a secret anymore.

I always figured he was just part of a failed uprising on Gallifrey (probably started by The Master). The group managed to steal the Hand of Omega as a bargaining chip, things got out of hand, most of the Doctors family was killed in the fighting and he and Susan barely escaped with the Hand by stealing a Tardis.

But that's just my personal theory.
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Old April 21 2013, 08:32 PM   #45
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I wonder if we are going to find out who the Doctor was before he stole the Tardis and ran away from the timelords, or what he was before he ran away, or even who owned the Tardis before him.

A couple of questions i would love to be answered, although it's not a deal breaker.

This. With the Time Lords gone, I don't see any reason to keep it a secret anymore.
But is there any evidence that it was interesting or important to start with? Beyond doing a runner and interfering after he left, there is nothing on screen to suggest that he did anything that the Time-lords find particularly terrible.
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