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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old May 7 2013, 09:39 PM   #151
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Re: Caroline Skinner Has Quit!

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Was that line actually written or did Eccleston just ad-lib it on set? I agree that if RTD meant what he said that it was the Ninth Doctor that fought the Time War wouldn't make sense if he wrote that line. But it's possible Eccleston thought it up on the spot and it was kept in because everyone else liked it.
Even if RTD did intend that the Ninth Doctor had fought the time war initially, it seems that by "Journey's End" he had changed his mind, given the talk about how the Ninth Doctor had been "born in battle, full of blood and anger and revenge" like 10.5.
True, not to mention BBC tie-in material does suggest the Eighth Doctor was the one that fought the Time War.

Still, the question of whether the line implying a recent regeneration in Rose was actually written by RTD or ad-libbed by Eccleston is a legitimate one all the same. If for no other reason than simple curiosity.
That moment struck me as being a reference to the similar one in Tom Baker's debut story, Robot, so it's either a coincidence or more likely it was scripted.

The line about the 9th Doctor being born in battle could mean he regenerated at any point during the war, really, so it could've been both the 8th and 9th Doctors who fought, with a regeneration happening halfway through.
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Old May 7 2013, 09:44 PM   #152
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^^Possible, but you'd think the final act of the Time War which results in the erradication of the Time Lords of and Daleks would not have left the Doctor unscathed.
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Old May 11 2013, 06:45 PM   #153
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Maybe something like this was used
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Temporal_shield
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Krenim_weapon_ship

The combination of the two would actually allow responsible time travel. Send something like Kilm people/probes back in time to rescue a few dinosarurs and early mammals.

Now wait, you say--we might take the early mammal that evolved into us.
The solution, take the mammals scan when the probe returns--protect the data in a shield, and hit the probe with the weapon ships beam. Time line restored, and the info is still there.

Something similar is how the Doctor escaped--but he is forever locked out...
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Old May 19 2013, 12:59 PM   #154
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Why do I get the feeling this special is going to generate a lot of canon vs fanon debates?
Despite my initial misgivings, I think with the little we now know so far, it just about gets away with it.
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Old May 24 2013, 06:21 PM   #155
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Re: Caroline Skinner Has Quit!

Posting this here as it's about BBc politics and bureaucracy, so this seems like the best place...
The BBC announced today that it is to close its Digital Media Initiative (DMI). http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lat...nitiative.html

Relevance to us is that the BBC budget had been drawn up on the assumption that this would succeed, and deliver substantial savings. So there's going to be a hole in the budget for the next few years which will probably have to be filled with cuts in budgets across the board. Oh dear.
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Old May 24 2013, 08:45 PM   #156
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Posting this here as it's about BBc politics and bureaucracy, so this seems like the best place...
The BBC announced today that it is to close its Digital Media Initiative (DMI). http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lat...nitiative.html

Relevance to us is that the BBC budget had been drawn up on the assumption that this would succeed, and deliver substantial savings. So there's going to be a hole in the budget for the next few years which will probably have to be filled with cuts in budgets across the board. Oh dear.
It's a waste of money thinking long term.
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Old May 24 2013, 08:53 PM   #157
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Well they could always cut down on the number of Eastenders episodes per week in order to save money.

Never happen I know.
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Old May 24 2013, 08:57 PM   #158
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Well they could always cut down on the number of Eastenders episodes per week in order to save money.

Never happen I know.
Wouldn't save money. It would cost them more to get more shows up and running to fill those gaps in the schedule.
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Old May 24 2013, 09:11 PM   #159
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Well they could always cut down on the number of Eastenders episodes per week in order to save money.

Never happen I know.
Wouldn't save money. It would cost them more to get more shows up and running to fill those gaps in the schedule.
Yep. Once a standing-set soap is up and running, it's far cheaper than any alternative.. at least any drama alternative.
Of course, it costs a lot up front to start it in the first place, but they did that for EastEnders back in 1985. Ummh, wonder if they had to make any cuts elsewhere in the drama budget that year? Nothing comes to mind, but I'm sure there was something that got dropped...
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