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Old April 21 2013, 10:38 PM   #46
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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.

That would work for me.
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Old April 21 2013, 10:53 PM   #47
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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.

Seems totally believable as a Moffat finale
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Old April 21 2013, 11:50 PM   #48
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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.
He has told us he bolted after being elected President
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Old April 21 2013, 11:56 PM   #49
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He has told us he bolted after being elected President
When was this?

He certainly bolts at the end of "The Five Doctors" when Flavia says that Gallifrey needs him. And I suppose that his line to Tegen could imply that his original departure was for similar reasons. That said, we don't actually know why the Doctor left Gallifrey originally.
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Old April 22 2013, 12:05 AM   #50
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He has told us he bolted after being elected President
When was this?

He certainly bolts at the end of "The Five Doctors" when Flavia says that Gallifrey needs him. And I suppose that his line to Tegen could imply that his original departure was for similar reasons. That said, we don't actually know why the Doctor left Gallifrey originally.
Yea, "told us" was overstated, I should have said "implied", because Teagan appears to be asking if he's bailing after being elected Pres in a rickety old bucket of bolts. I seem to remember there have been other references as well to his being President (Invasion of Time(?), he's able to stand for Pres. because of a former claim?)
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Old April 22 2013, 12:18 AM   #51
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The only problem with trying to anything too big, is that all you can do is fail.

Will we hear the Doctor's real name, I seriously doubt it. Will we learn something about the Doctor perhaps, but with a Character like the Doctor you don't want to give too much away. Not every mystery about has to be resolved. Sometimes it's better not to give too much away, answer this do we really want to know all the answers? Surely what will happen is that you'll dissapoint/anger a part of the audiance.

But remember rule one the Doctor lies, or at least tells the truth from a certain point of view.
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Old April 22 2013, 12:38 PM   #52
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Yea, "told us" was overstated, I should have said "implied", because Teagan appears to be asking if he's bailing after being elected Pres in a rickety old bucket of bolts. I seem to remember there have been other references as well to his being President (Invasion of Time(?), he's able to stand for Pres. because of a former claim?)

That seems a bit of a stretch to me. Especially considerign how they treat him afte rhe's captured in The War Games.
I'm thinking he was just referring to the "Going on the run from your own people in a rackity old Tardis" part.
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Old April 22 2013, 02:34 PM   #53
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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.

If that's the real deal,hopefully it's better than the summary!

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Old April 22 2013, 02:35 PM   #54
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I could buy that, it seems to avoid a lot of the over the top nonsense that the fanwank has.
Saving the Doctor over a million times isn't over-the-top?! I'd hate to see what you think is actually OTT!

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Old April 22 2013, 04:12 PM   #55
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Saving the Doctor over a million times isn't over-the-top?! I'd hate to see what you think is actually OTT!

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Does it really seem any different from Rebooting The Universe or All Time Happening at Once on a level of scale?

It might be true, it might be false but it's clearly a Moffat-style idea.
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Old April 22 2013, 04:50 PM   #56
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^ I didn't comment on whether or not it's Moffat's style. I just countered the notion that it wasn't OTT.
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Old April 22 2013, 08:53 PM   #57
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I could buy that, it seems to avoid a lot of the over the top nonsense that the fanwank has.
Saving the Doctor over a million times isn't over-the-top?! I'd hate to see what you think is actually OTT!

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I mean in terms of production, that is doable with them explaining it and showing a couple of timelines (three of which we have already seen). A fanwank version would claim that it would feature Susan, Jamie, Teagan, the fifth doctor, K9, the Valyard and the White Guardian.
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Old April 22 2013, 09:06 PM   #58
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^ Saving the Doctor over a million times is OTT regardless of how you define it!

And, if she does save the Doctor that many times, you can almost bet the story would contain that list of characters like that. After all, if she's visiting the time lines, you're going to be seeing them, or at least you should.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:30 PM   #59
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The reviewer at AV Club has this Insane, Obviously Wrong Theory:
Look, any garden-variety Doctor Who crackpot theorist can suggest that Clara is the Rani, because every female character we’ve seen on Doctor Who since 1985 is probably the Rani. But I’ll do you one better—what if the reason the TARDIS doesn’t trust Clara is because Clara is actually a TARDIS herself? The Rani is a scientist, after all, so perhaps she devised a chameleon circuit that takes on the form of living beings… except, much like the Doctor’s TARDIS, it got stuck on one appearance, which is why an identical-looking young woman keeps popping up in different time periods, and her apparent deaths are just dematerializations. So then, Clara is the Rani’s TARDIS. Also, she’s also the Rani, because, well… why not?
It's a crazy theory and it's probably not true...and yet, it makes some sense.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:47 PM   #60
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No, no, definitely not the Rani. She's Chancellor Flavia!!!

And they secretly recorded some flashback scenes with Dinah Sheridan just before she died!!!!!
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