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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Grade "The Name Of The Doctor"
Merlin 111 72.08%
Radagast the brown 30 19.48%
Barty crouch jr 5 3.25%
Destro 5 3.25%
Malekith 3 1.95%
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Old May 18 2013, 06:11 PM   #16
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Re: 7X13 The Name Of The Doctor(Grading/Discussion)(SPOILERS!)

Aren't Destro and Malekith technically the same answer, in this context...?
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Old May 18 2013, 06:43 PM   #17
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RTD's record on season finales living up to the build wasn't that great. Episode 12 was almost always a lot better (personally a lot better, though for season one that's not because of anything wrong with Parting of the Ways).
I agree that it's all how each individual views things. I'm just not that overly keen on Moffat's writing, at time the show comes across as a convoluted, timey-whimey mess that shows no indication that the Moff really has a plan.

Still, I'll remain open-minded on this ep until I see it, mainly because I really want it to be good. But I also agree with one of the above posters that there's an awful lot to cram into a single episode and try to resolve.
Frankly, I think the problem is that he has too many plans.
He starts the season with a clever, left-field, well thought out idea. But halfway through production he wakes up in the night with a new idea, and adds it in, and in the process the original idea gets over-complicated and lost, and the season finale disappoints.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:05 PM   #18
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^

I think you might have something there!


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Old May 18 2013, 07:20 PM   #19
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Isn't the episode over in England by now? Come on everyone -- eager to hear afterthoughts (even the negative nancys)!
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Old May 18 2013, 07:27 PM   #20
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Isn't the episode over in England by now? Come on everyone -- eager to hear afterthoughts (even the negative nancys)!
Still running, it's halfway over, good so far.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:43 PM   #21
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Way better than I thought. And the ending was perfect.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:44 PM   #22
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That was beyond amazing.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:45 PM   #23
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Yep, pretty damn good stuff this week.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:48 PM   #24
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Old May 18 2013, 07:48 PM   #25
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it was good, without a doubt the best episode this series but I think the name thing was a little bit overhyped, it was simply a password to open the door, not some life changing secret in itself.

The reveal of the John Hurt Doctor was confusing, is he a future incarnation or came he in between two of the earlier ones? The Eleventh Doctor said he was him but not "The Doctor" so he could be an earlier incarnation without changing the numbering of the Doctors.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:48 PM   #26
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And then there were twelve...loved it
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Old May 18 2013, 07:50 PM   #27
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And we've still a got a mystery as to the truth of the Doctor

We know John Hurt plays a Doctor, but we don't know if he's a suppressed past regeneration or a future regeneration. That is unless I missed something. It'll be tomorrow when Itunes downloads before I can rewatch it.

Hurt could be the first Doctor, one before Hartnell. The Doctor did say his name was like a promise. What better way to atone for being a "tyrant" than becoming a healer.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:50 PM   #28
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WOW!!!

Just WOW!!!

I give this top marks, brilliant from beginning to end, roll on November.

As for the poll, i have no idea who any of those names are apart from Merlin, so i just assumed the top name was top score, hope that's right.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:51 PM   #29
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That was FUCKING TERRIFIC. Had such low expectations as New Who finales are generally thick as pigshit runarounds with the Daleks or The Master.

Utterly magical, Clara arc was resolved perfectly, Whispermen were creepy, it resembled a Lawrence Miles novel and JOHN FUCKING HURT. OH MY GOD I'M SO EXCITED.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:52 PM   #30
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From what 11 and Hurt say, I think it will be the "Doctor" who ended the Time War. Either a forgotten Doctor because of what he did (or to keep what he had to do from himself) or a breakoff from 8 or 9 that did the deed.
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